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Dr Grammatoula Papaioannou BSc(Hons) (Loughborough), PhD (Loughborough), FHEA

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Lecturer in Business Statistics

Combinatorial optimisation; heuristic and metaheuristic algorithms for practical operations; Fuzzy Theory applications

Dr Grammatoula Papaioannou is a Lecturer in Business Statistics at the School of Business and Economics since 2008 and a Programme Director of the specialist MSc in Business Analytics Consulting. Prior to this Grammatoula was the Programme Director of the Part Time MBA programme.

She holds a BSc (Hons) in Computer Science and a PhD in Operational Research from Loughborough University.

During her PhD studies Grammatoula worked as a teaching assistant at the School of Business and Economics, Loughborough University.

Grammatoula is also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA).

Grammatoula's research interest focuses upon optimisation techniques, with emphasis on the application of combinatorial optimisation and the development of heuristic algorithms. Cellular manufacturing is an area that Grammatoula has worked on and published in top-rated operations research (OR) journals such as European Journal of Operational Research and Annals of Operations Research

Alongside her OR background, Grammatoula has further extended her interests in the area of supply chain management and firm performance. In particular, her research focuses on forces behind positive transformation (such as collaboration, innovation) and negative transformation (such as natural disasters) across the supply chain.

Grammatoula supervised one PhD student to completion in the area of food supply chain and she currently supervises two PhD students.

She welcomes applications from students with interest in areas of supply chain modelling, firm performance and natural disasters. 

Grammatoula serves on the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Data Analysis Techniques and Strategies since February 2010.

She was an invited speaker in the Erasmus-IP “Project Management in European Economy” in 2009.

Additionally, she has given invited seminars (e.g., University of Macedonia, Kingston University) and presented papers at prestigious international conferences (e.g., EURO, APMOD, ISL, GSC).

Peer-reviewed journals

  • Despoudi, S., Papaioannou, G., Saridakis, G. and Dani, S. (accepted for publication) Does collaboration pay in agricultural supply chain? An empirical approach, International Journal of Production Research.
  • Saridakis, G. and Papaioannou, G. (2014) Forecasting self-employment in the UK. The Empirical Economics Letters, 13(9): 923-930.
  • Papaioannou, G. and Wilson, J.M. (2012) A tabu search algorithm for the cell formation problem with part machine sequencing, Foundations of Computing and Decision Sciences, 37(2): 97-127.
  • Papaioannou, G. and Wilson, J.M. (2010) The Evolution of Cell Formation Methodologies Based on Recent Studies (1997-2008): Review and Directions for Future Research, European Journal of Operational Research, 206(3): 509-521.
  • Papaioannou, G. Wilson, J.M. (2009) Fuzzy Extensions to Integer Mathematical Programming Models of Cell Formation in Machine Scheduling, Annals of Operations Research, 166 (1): 163-181.

Book chapters