Kevin Cullinane


Department of Business
Visiting address
Vasagatan 1
41124 Göteborg
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Postal address
Box 610
40530 Göteborg

About Kevin Cullinane

Prof. Kevin Cullinane is Professor of International Logistics and Transport Economics at the University of Gothenburg. Kevin has been a logistics adviser to the World Bank and transport adviser to the governments of Scotland, Ireland, Hong Kong, Egypt, Chile and the U.K. He has been a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport since 1997. His experience and expertise has been recognized with an invitation from the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences to nominate candidates for the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences (2020-Present) and his appointment to the Civil and Construction Engineering sub-panel for REF 2014 and the Engineering sub-panel for REF2021; the UK’s national research evaluation exercise.

Kevin has held positions as the Director of the Transport Research Institute (TRI) at Edinburgh Napier University, Chair in Marine Transport & Management at Newcastle University, Professor and Head of the Department of Shipping & Transport Logistics at Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Head of the Centre for International Shipping & Transport at Plymouth University, Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Oxford Transport Studies Unit and as Senior Partner in his own transport consultancy company, based in Cairo, Rennes, Hong Kong, Edinburgh and now Gothenburg,

Kevin holds an Honorary Professorship at the University of Hong Kong and the University of Ningbo in China and has been a Visiting Professor at the VTI (the Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute), Liverpool John Moores University, the University of Agder, Molde University, the World Maritime University, Copenhagen Business School, the University of Southern Denmark, Dalian Maritime University and Shanghai Maritime University. Prior to joining the University of Gothenburg on a permanent basis, he was appointed to the lifetime position of Honorary Visiting Professor at the University.

Kevin has personally won research and consultancy projects to the value of $US 7m, many of which have informed the policies of national and/or regional governments. In terms of academic outputs, Kevin has published 16 books, over 200 journal papers, edited 14 Special Issues in journals and was the editor of ’Volume 3: Freight Transport and Logistics’ in Elsevier’s International Encyclopedia of Transportation. He is Associate Editor (Europe) for Maritime Economics & Logistics and an Associate Editor of Transportation Research D, the Journal of Traffic and Transportation Engineering, the International Journal of Applied Logistics and of the Emerald book series Advances in Airline Economics. For over 20 years, he was an Associate Editor of Transportation Research A. In addition, Kevin is currently a member of the Editorial Boards of Social Sciences, Communications in Transportation Research, the International Journal of Asian Social Science, the Annals of Maritime Studies, the Journal of Shipping & Logistics, the Journal of Shipping & Trade, the Journal of Logistics and Sustainable Transport, the Journal of Service Science and Management and the World Review of Intermodal Transportation Research. Formerly, he has been a member of the editorial boards of Transport Reviews, the Proceedings of IMechE Part M: Journal of Engineering for the Maritime Environment, Transportation Research A and the International Journal of Logistics Management.

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Research areas

  • Maritime Economics, International Logistics, Transport Economics, Transport Modelling, Financial Economics, Shipping and the Environment

Teaching areas

  • Maritime Economics, Transport Economics and Policy, International Financial Management, Investment Appraisal, Transport and the Environment