Dr Hana Trollman

Lecturer in Management

School/Department: Business, School of


Address: 0.02 Heron Building, Brookfield Campus, University of Leicester School of Business


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I am a Lecturer in Management. Before joining the University of Leicester, I held various academic and non-academic positions in the UK, Czech Republic and Canada. I obtained my PhD from Loughborough University. My background is in the physical sciences and the focus of my PhD was sustainability (industrial engineering).

I have been part of two EPSRC funded centres: Industrial Sustainability and Innovative Manufacturing in Food. I also contributed to the H2020 project Activating Circular Services in the Electrical and Electronic Sector (C-SERVEES). At Loughborough University, I co-founded the Open Research Collective (ORC) with the aim of increasing awareness of open research and new methods in research.

I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA). I also completed the ILM Award in Leadership and Management and the ILM Award in Leadership and Team Skills.


My research builds on what it means for businesses to be ecologically embedded. I am particularly interested in food industry (farm to fork) and the application of digital technologies alongside strategies for improving ecological embeddedness. My research predominantly takes a holistic view of sustainability at a systems level although insights from case studies help to develop the necessary understanding. As such, my research spans product and process development; strategy at corporate, business and functional levels; and specific issues such as food security, food waste and supply chains.


Trollman, H. (2024). Feature extraction for artificial intelligence enabled food supply chain failure mode prediction. DISCOVER FOOD, 4, 22. doi: 10.1007/s44187-024-00090-y

Trollman, H., Bader, F., Luo, Y., Garcia-Garcia, G., Jagtap, S., Parra-López, C., Colwill, J., Trollman, F. (2024) Food Safety 4.0. In Food Industry 4.0: Emerging Trends and Technologies in Sustainable Food Production and Consumption. A. Hassoun (Ed.). ELSEVIER. 

Jagtap, S., Trollman, H., Trollman, F., Garcia-Garcia, G., Martindale, W. (2024) Surviving the Storm: Navigating the Quadruple Whammy Impact on EU’s Food Supply Chain. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF FOOD SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY. doi:

Gupta, S., Joshi, D., Jagtap, S., Trollman, H., Haddad, Y., Yuksek, Y.A., Salonitis, K., Raut, R., Narkhede, B. (2023). From failure to success: a framework for successful deployment of Industry 4.0 principles in the aerospace industry. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING AND OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT. doi:

Trollman, H., Jagtap, S., Trollman, F. (2023). Crowdsourcing food security: introducing food choice derivatives for sustainability. FOOD SECURITY, 15, 953. doi: 10.1007/s12571-023-01363-7

Hassoun, A., Garcia-Garcia, G., Trollman, H., Jagtap, S., Parra-López, C., Cropotova, J., Bhat, Z., Centobelli, P., Aït-Kaddour, A. (2023). Birth of dairy 4.0: Opportunities and challenges in adoption of fourth industrial revolution technologies in the production of milk and its derivatives. CURRENT RESEARCH IN FOOD SCIENCE, 7, 100535. doi: 10.1016/j.crfs.2023.100535

Hassoun, A., Cropotova, J., Trollman, H., Jagtap, S., Garcia-Garcia, G., Parra-López, C., Nirmal, N., Özogul, F., Bhat, Z., Aït-Kaddour, A., Bono, G. (2023). Use of industry 4.0 technologies to reduce and valorize seafood waste and by-products: A narrative review on current knowledge. CURRENT RESEARCH IN FOOD SCIENCE, 6, 100505. doi: 10.1016/j.crfs.2023.100505

Luo, Y., Jagtap, J., Trollman, H., & Garcia-Garcia, G. (2023). A Framework for Recovering Waste Heat Energy from Food Processing Effluent. WATER, 15(1), 12. doi:10.3390/w15010012

Hassoun, A., Kamiloglu, S., Garcia-Garcia, G., Parra-López, C., Trollman, H., Jagtap, S., Aadil, R. M., & Esatbeyoglu, T. (2022). Implementation of relevant fourth industrial revolution innovations across the supply chain of fruits and vegetables: A short update on Traceability 4.0. FOOD CHEMISTRY, 409, 135303. doi:10.1016/j.foodchem.2022.135303

Hassoun, A., Boukid, F., Pasqualone, A., Bryant, C.J., Garcia-Garcia, G., Parra-López, C., Jagtap, S., Trollman, H., Cropotova, J., & Barba, F.J. (2022). Emerging trends in the agri-food sector: Digitalisation and shift to plant-based diets. CURRENT RESEARCH IN FOOD SCIENCE, 5, 2261-2269. doi:10.1016/j.crfs.2022.11.010

Hassoun, A., Jagtap, S., Trollman, H., Garcia-Garcia, G., Abdullah, N.A., Goksen, G., Bader, F., Ozogul, F., Francisco, J.B., Cropotova, J., Munketa, P.E.S., & Lorenzo, J.M. (2022). Food Processing 4.0: Current and future developments spurred by the fourth industrial revolution. FOOD CONTROL, 145, 109507. doi:10.1016/j.foodcont.2022.109507

Hassoun, A., Harastani, R., Jagtap, S., Trollman, H., Garcia-Garcia, G., Awad, N.M.H., Zannou, O., Galanakis, C.M., Goksen, G., Nayik, G.A., Riaz, A., & Maqsood, S. (2022). Truths and myths about superfoods in the era of the COVID-19 pandemic. CRITICAL REVIEWS IN FOOD SCIENCE AND NUTIRTION. doi:10.1080/10408398.2022.2106939

Hassoun, A., Jagtap, S., Garcia-Garcia, G., Trollman, H., Pateiro, M., Lorenzo, J.M., Trif, M., Rusu, A.V., Aadil, R.M., Šimat, V., Cropotova, J., & Câmara, J.S. (2023).
Food quality 4.0: From traditional approaches to digitalized automated analysis. JOURNAL OF FOOD ENGINEERING, 337. doi:10.1016/j.jfoodeng.2022.111216.

Jagtap, S., Trollman, H., Trollman, F., Garcia-Garcia, G., Parra-López, C., Duong, L., Martindale, W., Munekata, P.E.S., Lorenzo, J.M., Hdaifeh, A., Hassoun, A., Salonitis, K., & Afy-Shararah, M. (2022). The Russia-Ukraine Conflict: Its Implications for the Global Food Supply Chains. FOODS, 11(14), 2098. doi:10.3390/foods11142098

Trollman, H., Garcia-Garcia, G., Jagtap, S., & Trollman F. (2022). Blockchain for Ecologically Embedded Coffee Supply Chains. LOGISTICS, 6(3), 43. doi:10.3390/logistics6030043

Trollman, H., Colwill, J., & Jagtap, S. (2021). A Circularity Indicator Tool for Measuring the Ecological Embeddedness of Manufacturing. SUSTAINABILITY, 13(16), 8773. doi:10.3390/su13168773

Trollman, H., & Colwill, J. (2021) The imperative of embedding sustainability in business: A model for transformational sustainable development. SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT, 29(5), 974-986. doi:10.1002/sd.2188

Trollman, H., Jagtap, S., Garcia-Garcia, G., Harastani, R., Colwill, J., & Trollman, F. (2021). COVID-19 demand-induced scarcity effects on nutrition and environment: investigating mitigation strategies for eggs and wheat flour in the United Kingdom. SUSTAINABLE PRODUCTION AND CONSUMPTION, 27, 1255-1272. doi:10.1016/j.spc.2021.03.001

Jagtap, S., Duong, L., Trollman, H., Bader, F., Garcia-Garcia, G., Skouteris, G., Li, J., Pathare, P., Martindale, W., Swainson, M., & Rahimifard, S. (2021). Chapter 5 - IoT technologies in the food supply chain. In Food Technology Disruptions, Galanakis, C.M. (Ed) (pp. 175-211). Academic Press. doi:10.1016/B978-0-12-821470-1.00009-4.

Jagtap, S., Bader, F., Garcia-Garcia, G., Trollman, H., Fadiji, T., & Salonitis, K. (2021). Food Logistics 4.0: Opportunities and Challenges. LOGISTICS, 5, 2. doi:10.3390/logistics5010002

Trollman, H., & Colwill, J.A. (2020). A Transformational Change Framework for Developing Ecologically Embedded Manufacturing. GLOBAL JOURNAL OF FLEXIBLE SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT, 21, 341–368. doi:10.1007/s40171-020-00252-8

Trollman, H., Colwill, J., & Brejnholt, A. (2020). Ecologically Embedded Design in Manufacturing: Legitimation within Circular Economy. SUSTAINABILITY, 2020, 12, 4261. doi:10.3390/su12104261

Trollman, H., & Trollman, F. (2019). A Sustainability Assessment of Smart Innovations for Mass Production, Mass Customisation and Direct Digital Manufacturing. In A. Akdogan, & A.S. Vanli (Eds.), Mass Production Processes. IntechOpen. doi:10.5772/intechopen.88897

Trollman, H. (2018). A novel approach to assessing manufacturer progress toward sustainability. PROCEDIA CIRP, 78, 370-375. doi:10.1016/j.procir.2018.08.303

Rahimifard, S., Stone, J., & Trollman, H. (2018). Global food security: the engineering challenges. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SUSTAINABLE ENGINEERING, 11(2), 77-78. doi:10.1080/19397038.2018.1475091

Rahimifard, S., Stone, J., Lumsakul, P., & Trollman, H. (2018). Net Positive Manufacturing: A Restoring, Self-healing and Regenerative Approach to Future Industrial Development. PROCEDIA MANUFACTURING, 21, 2-9. doi:10.1016/j.promfg.2018.02.088

Rahimifard, S., & Trollman, H. (2018) UN Sustainable Development Goals: an engineering perspective. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SUSTAINABLE ENGINEERING, 11(1), 1-3. doi:10.1080/19397038.2018.1434985

Rahimifard, S., & Trollman, H. (2017). Surpassing sustainability: making a 'net-positive' impact. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SUSTAINABLE ENGINEERING, 10(6), 299-301. doi:10.1080/19397038.2017.1401037

Rahimifard, S., Woolley, E., Webb, D.P., Garcia-Garcia, G., Stone, J., Jellil, A., Gimenez-Escalante, P., Jagtap, S., & Trollman, H. (2017). Forging New Frontiers in Sustainable Food Manufacturing. In: Campana, G., Howlett, R., Setchi, R., Cimatti, B. (Eds.), Sustainable Design and Manufacturing 2017. SDM 2017. Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies, 68. SPRINGER. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-57078-5_2



I am interested in supervising students at the doctoral level in the following areas:


  • Ecological Embeddedness of Business


  • Business Sustainability


  • Corporate Social Responsibility


  • Business and the Sustainable Development Goals


I am module leader for

MN3131: Ecology and Sustainability: Contemporary Issues

MN2116: Corporate Social Responsibility: Theory and Practice.

I have also been module leader for 

MN7400 Academic Skills and Practice.

Press and media


2023 £130,401.60  Universities UK on behalf of UKRI project "Traceability in food supply chains for improved global and national competitiveness" (Principal Investigator)

2023 £2175 College Participatory Research/Impact Fund project "Less Waste and Healthier People: Adopting Artificial Intelligence to Improve National Food Consumption" (Principal Investigator)


July 2023 International Conference on Industry 4.0 for Agri-food Supply Chains: Addressing Socio-economic and Environmental Challenges in Ukraine (Chair)

June 2022 UNBLOCK Conference: The Potential of Blockchain for Social Innovation (Invited Speaker)

May 2022 International Web Conference on Food Choice & Eating Motivation (Invited Speaker)

October 2018 6th CIRP Global Web Conference (CIRPe 2018) Envisaging the Future Manufacturing, Design, Technologies and Systems in Innovation Era (Invited Speaker)



PhD Loughborough University 

MSc (Applied Mathematics)

BSc (Mathematics and Physics)


Advance HE, Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)


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