Rob Glew

Assistant Professor (Teaching), Operations Management
Rob Glew
Contact Information
Email address: 
rob.glew [at]

Bronfman Building [Map]
1001 rue Sherbrooke Ouest
Montreal, Quebec
H3A 1G5


PhD, Industrial Engineering & Operations Management, University of Cambridge, UK

MEng, Industrial Engineering & Operations Management, University of Cambridge, UK

BA, Industrial Engineering & Operations Management, Queens' College, University of Cambridge, UK

Operations Management
Teaching areas: 

Statistics, Analytics, Project Management, Operational Risk

Office hours: 

By Appointment


Rob Glew is an Assistant Professor (Teaching) at Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University and a researcher at the Institute for Manufacturing, University of Cambridge, where he obtained his PhD after 3 years in 2023. His research focuses on the relationship between operations management and the social good through DEI (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion). This interest has led him to study operations in a variety of settings, from volunteers responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, to implementing technology to reduce food waste in grocery supply chains. Based in Montreal, Rob is now working on several projects intended to improve our understanding of how operations management can contribute contribute to aspects of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Rob teaches data analytics, operations management, project management, and operational risk at McGill University. At Cambridge, he taught undergraduate and postgraduate students at Cambridge University Engineering Department and the Cambridge Judge Business School, including lectures and small group supervisions. He guest lectures on data analytics and management science for the Cambridge EMBA and the McGill International Masters in Healthcare Leadership (IHML).

Rob has received several awards for his research and teaching, including the McKinsey Risk Prize, the University of Cambridge Vice-Chancellor’s Award, a Chancellor’s Commendation, and a teaching fellowship at Queens’ College, Cambridge. He has been awarded research funding by McGill University, UKRI, Siemens UK, GS1, and Queens’ College. Rob has collaborated extensively with industry partners on his research including the NHS, the UK Government, Tesco, Munõz Group, Lisi Aerospace, Proctor & Gamble, L’Oreal, MealCare, FabTech, Ernst & Young, and others.


MGCR372 - Operations Management

MGCR271 - Business Statistics

MGSC434 - Project Operations and Risk Analytics

MGSC662 - Decision Analytics

Areas of expertise: 

Healthcare Management and Responding to Disruptions

CAS Professoriate
Graduate supervision: 

Not currently accepting students.

Taught previously at: 

University of Cambridge

Selected publications: 

Operations Research and Operations Management

Glew, R., von Behr, C. M., Dreesbeimdiek, K., Houiellebecq, E., Schumacher, R., Murthy, S. R., & Kumar, M. (2022). The financial, legal and political foundations of industrial resilience. Continuity & Resilience Review, 5(1) 17 - 35.

Glew, R. & Senot, C. Make it Personal: Standardization and Pro-Social BehaviourUnder Review at MSOM. 

Glew, R., McFarlane, D., Grant,D., & Kovacs, G. Amateurs in the Field: Towards a Theory of Operations Management via SensemakingUnder Review at JOM.

Glew, R. & Nasiry, J. Blockchain and Food Waste: When Sharing Isn't (Always) CaringManuscript Preparation.

Glew, R., & Hutchison-Krupat, J. Insider or Outsider? Strategic Choice for Operational DisruptionsData Analysis Ongoing.

Glew, R., & Senot, C. Minority Figures: Diversity and Inclusion in Shared Medical ServicesData Analysis Ongoing. 



Healthcare Management

Aggarwal, D., Warne, B., Jahun, A. S., Hamilton, W. L., Fieldman, T., Du Plessis, L., Glew. R.,  ... & Goodfellow, I. G. (2022). Genomic epidemiology of SARS-CoV-2 in a UK university identifies dynamics of transmissionNature Communications13(1), 751.

Schumacher, R., Glew, R., Tsolakis, N., & Kumar, M. (2021). Strategies to manage product recalls in the COVID-19 pandemic: an exploratory case study of PPE supply chainsContinuity & Resilience Review3(1), 64-78.



Awards, honours, and fellowships: 

Munro Teaching Fellow, Queens' College

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