Tammi has spent over 20 years as a lean practitioner, academic and change agent, working across sectors and universities, taking a Communities of Practice, Communities of Inquiry and Place approach to build capability in change, innovation, sustainability and improvement. Her research interests include climate action through systems thinking, circular design, operations and supply chains.
Tammi joined Solent University in as a senior lecturer in project management. Prior to joining Solent, she was Senior Lecturer Operations and Project Management, Lean Consultant, Director for Centre for Climate Action and Sustainability Lead at University of Winchester from 2013-2020.
Tammi is involved with a number of sustainability programmes and projects:
Harmony in Education: 2019 to date
Working with the Princes Foundation and Sustainable Food Trust to embed principles of harmony within education programmes, including principles of interdependence, health, adaption, oneness, the cycle and diversity.
Climate emergency and climate action: A manifesto for a healthy planet for all
Working with Wessex Global Health and Dr Joanne Nurse (visiting public health professor) to promote communities of practice to tackle climate change, and promote education for sustainable development.
Learn – Engage – Play 1.0 and 2.0
A social enterprise to develop practices with ‘play with purpose’ using LEGO® Serious Play® type methodologies to engage with strategy development, team and individual development, and pedagogy.
Secondment to the Continuous Improvement Unit at the University of Winchester 2016 – 2019
(0.4 secondment) successfully launched a lean ambassador’s network for colleagues and students. Over 100 trained to the Lean Competency System (LCS) Foundation and over 45 to LCS Practitioner. Multiple improvement projects launched across the University with tangible and intangible benefits achieved across all faculties and many professional services. Currently acting as a lean consultant for the Unit.
Lean Six Sigma Course for the Public Sector with Hampshire County Council (2016 - 2019)
Developed and delivered in partnership with Hampshire County Councils’ Transformation Team and the University of Winchester Business School, Lean Six Sigma for the public sector course - practitioner level. Contributed to the course development, to training days and to the setting up of HCC Transformation Community of Practice.
Co-founder, Convenor and Host for Improvement Community of Practice (2008 – to date)
The Improvement CoP brings together many sectors (public, private, HEI) to share experiences and develop tools for high performance, transformation and continuous improvement.
Production Cell Leader and Training Team Leader at Ocular Sciences Ltd (2000 - 2002)
Responsible for development, management and manufacturing output of a cellular manufacturing unit and manufacturing training team. Implemented lean within the production area. Team of 120 operators. Carried our lean research with Cardiff Business School's ‘Learn to’ Programme.
Research Fellow in Operations Management at University of Plymouth
Manufacturing and Business Systems Research Group in the School of Computing (1998 - 2000). EPSRC Business process re-engineering project. Awarded an alpha 4.
Engineer at BAe Systems (1992 - 1998)
Roles in core engineering, logistics, quality management, training for integrated logistics support and logistics support analysis. Business improvement and total quality management.
EPSRC research student in partnership with BAe Systems and the University of Plymouth.
Integrated logistics support specialist.
Quality improvement facilitator.
Teaching and learning
University of Winchester Business School, October 2013 to January 2021
University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth Business School, February 2003 to October 2013
Journal articles and published reports
In 2019, Tammi was awarded the Sustainability in Education Award from the University of Winchester. She was also awarded Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.