Zhuohua (Joanna) is a senior lecture in Quality Management at Liverpool Business School and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. She leads three undergraduate modules including “Quality Management”, “Improving Process Performance” and “Internal Quality Management System Auditing”. She is also responsible for the admissions of DBA students and leads the Planning Module on the DBA programme.
Prior to joining the Liverpool Business School, Joanna has worked in industry for eight years on various positions, including business analyst and business management consultant.
Her research is to explore advanced methods that can be used to improve quality management both in theory and in practice. Her research interests include:
• Quality management.
• Risk analysis.
• Lean and Six Sigma applications.
• Qualitative analysis in quality control.
• Logistics and transport management.
• Uncertainty modelling in quality control.
• Performance measurement and management.
Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom, PhD
Liverpool John Moores University, UK, MSc in International Transport
Senior Lecture, Liverpool John Moores University, 2015 - present
Yang Z, Abujaafar KM, Qu Z, Wang J, Nazir S, Wan C. 2019. Use of evidential reasoning for eliciting bayesian subjective probabilities in human reliability analysis: A maritime case Ocean Engineering, 186 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url
Wan C, Yan X, Zhang D, Qu Z, Yang Z. 2019. An advanced fuzzy Bayesian-based FMEA approach for assessing maritime supply chain risks Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review, 125 :222-240 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url
Wang T, Qu Z, Yang Z, Nichol T, Dimitriu D, Clarke G, Bowden D. 2019. How can the UK road system be adapted to the impacts posed by climate change? By creating a climate adaptation framework Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment, DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url
Yang Z, Yang Z, Yin J, Qu Z. 2018. A risk-based game model for rational inspections in port state control Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review, 118 :477-495 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url
Yang Z, Ng AKY, Lee PTW, Wang T, Qu Z, Sanchez Rodrigues V, Pettit S, Harris I, Zhang D, Lau YY. 2018. Risk and cost evaluation of port adaptation measures to climate change impacts Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment, 61 :444-458 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url
Poo MC-P, Yang Z, Dimitriu D, Qu Z. 2018. Review on Seaport and Airport Adaptation to Climate Change: A Case on Sea Level Rise and Flooding Marine Technology Society Journal, 52 :23-33 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url
Wang T, Qu Z, Yang Z, Nichol T, Dimitriu D, Clarke G, Bowde D, Lee P. Impact analysis of climate change on rail systems for adaptation planning: A UK case Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment, DOI Author Url Public Url
Chang C-H, Zhang X, Guo X, Qu Z. 2019. Environmental impact of autonomous ship operations: a literature review International Association of Maritime Economists (IAME) 2019
Wang T, Qu Z, Nichol T, Yang Z, Dimitriu D, Clarke G, Bowden D. 2018. Impacts of climate change on rail systems: A new climate risk analysis model Safety and Reliability - Safe Societies in a Changing World - Proceedings of the 28th International European Safety and Reliability Conference, ESREL 2018, :2771-2780
Al Yami H, Yang Z, Riahi R, Bonsall S, Wang J, Wan C, Qu Z. 2017. Analytical strategic safety management in container ports 2017 4TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON TRANSPORTATION INFORMATION AND SAFETY (ICTIS), 4th International Conference on Transportation Information and Safety (ICTIS) :184-191 DOI Author Url
Abujaafar KM, Qu Z, Yang Z, Wang J, Nazir S, Ovcrgard KI. 2016. Use of evidential reasoning for eliciting Bayesian subjective probabilities in human reliability Analysis 2016 11TH SYSTEMS OF SYSTEM ENGINEERING CONFERENCE (SOSE), IEEE, 11th IEEE System of Systems Engineering Conference (SoSE) DOI Author Url
Lin N, Hjelle HM, Cullinane K, Bergqvist R, Eidhammer O, Wang Y, Yang Z, Qu Z. 2016. Potential Solutions to Upstream Buyer Consolidation in the China-Europe Container Trades -An Exploratory Study Zhang R, Zhang J, Hensher D, Fu X, Hua G, Tang M. 2016 INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON LOGISTICS, INFORMATICS AND SERVICE SCIENCES (LISS' 2016), International Conference on Logistics, Informatics and Service Sciences (LISS) Author Url
Qu Z, Asquco M, Jenkinson I, Wang J, Yang Z. 2015. Measurement and Management of KPIs under Uncertainty: A Case of Shipping Management 2015 International Conference on Quality, Reliability, Risk, Maintenance, and Safety Engineering :393-402
Qu Z, Jenkinson I, Wang J, Fraser G, Yang Z. A new fuzzy TOPSIS method for six sigma project selection: A case analysis in shipping quality control IAME 2013 : conference proceedings, International Association of Maritime Economics Conference
Qu Z, Laidlaw P, Fraser G, Jenkinson I, Wang J, Yang Z. Revised FMEA Model to Facilitate Six Sigma Quality Control in Shipping Management International Association of Maritime Economics Conference 2014
Qu Z, Jenkinson I, Wang J, Yang Z. Six Sigma in Onshore Service Quality Control of Shipping Operations The Global Port Research Alliance (GPRA) Conference
Puttich M, Yang Z, Lee P, Qu Z. Modelling Uncertainty in Port Agency Selection of Cruise Lines International Association of Maritime Economics Conference
Lin N, Hjelle H, Berggvist R, Cullinane K, Eidhammer O, Wang YH, Qu Z, Yang Z. Upstream Buyer Consolidation and Downstream Short Sea Shipping in the Asia-Europe Sea Container Supply Chain – An Explorative Study
Yang Z, Yang Z, Qu Z, Yang JB. Analysis of use of game theory in transportation 7th IEEE International Conference on Logistics, Informatics and Service Sciences
Wang T, Qu Z, Yang Z, Nichol T, Dimitrio D, Clarke G, Bowden D. How Can the UK Road System be Adapted to the Impacts Posed by Climate Change? By Creating a Climate Adaptation Framework PROLOG 2018 conference
Poo M, Dimitriu D, Qu Z, Galatioto F, Rushton C, Lee P, Yang Z. Prioritizing Vehicle Cleanliness (PVC) using Key Green Performance Indicators (KGPI) PROLOG 2018 conference
Onakoya R, Qu Z, Yang Z. Safety and hazards of transporting food products: A systematic review 2nd International Scientific Conference on Sustainable Agriculture and Environment
Poo C, Yang Z, Dimitriu D, Qu Z. Climate adaptation for airports by climate change risk indicators (CCRI) IFSPA 2019 conference
Yang ZS, Yang Z, Yin J, Qu Z. Use of Bayesian Network to analyse risk-based game model of Port State Control IAME 2019 conference
Lee P, Chhetri P, Shin SH, Qu Z. Opportunities and Challenges for Land-locked Countries in the context of the Belt and Road Initiative: A Case Study of Nepal 4th Belt and Road Initiative Conference
Qu Z, Wan C, Yang Z, Lee PTW. 2018. A Discourse of Multi-criteria Decision Making (MCDM) Approaches International Series in Operations Research and Management Science 260 :7-29 DOI
Wang T, Qu Z, Yang Z, Ng A. How does the UK transport system respond to the risks posed by climate change? An analysis from the perspective of adaptation planning Ng A, Monios J, Jiang C. Maritime Transportation and Regional Sustainability :85-106 Elsevier 9780128191347 DOI Publisher Url
Engagement & Impact
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. 2016
Best Paper Award, International Conference on Quality, Reliability, Risk, Maintenance, and Safety Engineering. 2016