Doctoral researchers

Thinking of doing a PhD?

If you're interested in joining a dynamic community of talented researchers from around the world to explore research questions that matter, we would like to hear from you.

Discover the topics we're interested in supervising PhD study in below.

Our research topics

Within the Management Science and Operations group we are especially keen to receive PhD research proposals in the following areas:

  • improving management by designing and implementing analytic approaches that help tackle routine, strategic or policy problems
  • developing analytical models that can often be represented mathematically or visually and built using specialist software
  • contributing analytical insights and solutions to a range of problems within domains such as health, transport, logistics and supply chain management, process improvement, group decision making and emergency management.

The group has great supervisory experience and is keen to supervise high-quality research students in members’ specialist research fields.

Please feel free to browse our group member web pages to identify a potential supervisor(s), develop your research proposal, share this with the identified supervisor(s) and confirm they are willing to be named in support of your application. You are encouraged to ask for feedback from them to develop your research proposal. Then you should be ready to formally apply.

Recent graduates

Name of student: Fahim Ahmed
Year of graduation: 2016
Current role: Teaching Fellow
Employer: University of Strathclyde

Name of student: Karim Hatem Ahmed
Year of graduation: 2017
Current role: Lecturer
Employer: Coventry University

Name of student: Pol Arias-Melià
Year of graduation: 2019
Current role: Data Scientist
Employer: IKEA Group, Malmo, Sweden

Name of student: Niniet Arvitirida
Year of graduation: 2017
Current role: Lecturer
Employer: Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember (ITS), Indonesia

Name of student: Stella Despoudi
Year of graduation: 2016
Current role: Lecturer in Operations and Supply Chain Management
Employer: Coventry University

Name of student: Amjad Fayoumi
Year of graduation: 2016
Current role: Lecturer in Information Systems
Employer: Lancaster University

Name of student: Tatiana Ioana Gherman
Year of graduation: 2018
Current role: Senior Lecturer in Strategy and International Business
Employer: University of Northampton

Name of student: Anastasia Gogi
Year of graduation: 2017
Current role: Business Analyst
Employer: Hellenic Sea Lines S.C.

Name of student: Chenlu Ji
Year of graduation: 2019
Current role: Research Fellow
Employer: The Institute of Data Science, Shandong University, Jinan, Shandong, China

Name of student: Hendrik Lamsali
Year of graduation: 2013
Current role: Deputy Vice Chancellor (Student affairs & alumni)
Employer: Universiti Utara Malaysia, Malaysia

Name of student: Karen Maher
Year of graduation: 2018
Current role: Assistant Professor
Employer: Coventry University

Name of student: Fahham Hasan Qaiser
Year of graduation: 2020
Current role: Research Associate
Employer: Loughborough University

Name of student: Eko Setiawan
Year of graduation: 2015
Current role: Assistant Professor
Employer: Department of Industrial Engineering, Universitas Muhammadiyah Surakarta, Indonesia

Name of student: Yizi Zhou
Year of graduation: 2018
Current role: Algorithm Engineer
Employer: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd., Shenzhen, Guangdong, China