Prof Dr Andrew Grainger

Andrew Grainger brings over 20 years of practical expertise gained as practitioner, consultant, and established academic. His work has been showcased in various reports and publications. On a number of occasions he shared his expertise at UK Parliament Select Committee enquiries and as contracted researcher for the European Parliament. His early career included a longer stint at SITPRO, the UK’s former trade facilitation agency, where he was the Deputy Director Trade Procedures and Secretary for EUROPRO (the umbrella organisation for European trade facilitation bodies). For almost a decade he held tenure at the University of Nottingham where he taught transport and logistics and led several high-impact research programmes.

In 2019 the Centre for Customs and Excise Studies (CSU, Australia) appointed him as Adjunct Professor. His PhD thesis was awarded the prestigious Palgrave Macmillan Prize for best PhD in Maritime Economics and Logistics 2005-2008.

He started his career as a freight forwarder in Germany and Southeast Asia. For a number of years he was employed by PricewaterhouseCoopers in London. Next to his his Phd Andrew holds a postgraduate teaching qualification in higher education, a masters degree in International Political Economy, and a bachelor’s degree in International Transport. Professional affiliations include the Chartered Instituted for Logistics and Transport (CILT) and the International Network of Customs Universities (INCU). Andrew’s recent book “Cross-border Logistics Operations: effective trade facilitation and border management” is prominently endorsed and can be purchased from most bookshops and online retailers – or directly from the publisher.

Andrew is fluent in English and German.