of Management Science in Lancaster
University Management School,
where I've worked for over 30 years. These pages tell you
about my research interests, about books I've written and a
give a little personal information. I also have an official
web page maintained by
Lancaster University. Please use the black and white buttons
below the photo to navigate to the other pages.
You can download a more or less up to date copy of my CV, where you'll see that I've served as
Head of the Department
of Management Science at
Lancaster and as Research Dean in the Management School.
Externally I've been President of the Operational
Research Society, I am a
Companion of Operational Research, a Fellow of the British Academy of Management,
an a Fellow of the Academy of Social
Sciences and chaired the Committee of Professors in OR
I chaired the 2008 RAE panel for Business
& Management Studies and the Business & Management Studies panel in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF). I've been a Visiting Professor at Monash University,
Melbourne and at Victoria University, Wellington. Until
recently I was a member of the Board of the Centre for Workforce
I'm very happy to be known as a Christian, which I see as
wholly compatible with my academic work. If you suspect that
Christians don't use their brains or have no sense of humour,
take a look at Ship of Fools, which may change your mind.
During 2010 to 2012 I was Head of Department once again, a
role now occupied by Prof Matthias Ehrgott.
I've now retired from paid
employment at the university, so am now a Professor Emeritus. I still use
this email address, but there may be a delay if you contact me.
To contact me:
Department of Management Science
Lancaster University Management School
Lancaster LA1 4YX
phone: +44 (0) 1524 593870
fax: +44 (0)1524 844885
Revised November 2014