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Prof Val Belton

Management Science

Personal statement

Valerie Belton gained degrees in mathematics and operational research (OR) from Durham and Lancaster Universities respectively. She then took up a post with the Civil Aviation Authority, before completing a Doctorate at Cambridge. Prior to joining Strathclyde in 1988 she held a lectureship in the OR Department at the University of Kent.

 

Val's principal focus of research interest is Multicriteria Decision Analysis (MCDA). This research, which has focused on the theoretically and practically well founded use of MCDA methodologies, has been primarily practice-led. Integration, across MCDA methods and of MCDA with other management science methods and methodologies, is an important theme and underpins her book Multicriteria Decision Analysis: an Integrated Approach (2002), co-authored with Theo Stewart.

Val has been very active in the national and international OR communities throughout her career. In 1980 she was the first woman to be elected to the Council of the UK OR Society and since then has served in many roles, including President of EURO (The European Federation of OR Societies) from 2009-10, President of the UK OR Society (2004-2006) and President of the International Society for MCDM from 2000- 2004.

 

Prizes and awards

Presidential Award of the European Association of Operational Research Societies
Recipient
2012
Companion of the UK Operational Research Society
Recipient
2011
President of the European Association of Operational Research Societies (EURO) - President Elect 2008, Past President 2010
Recipient
2009
Georg Cantor Lifetime Achievement Award of the International Society for Multiple Criteria Decision Making
Recipient
2008
Presidential Award of the International Society for Multiple Criteria Decision Making
Recipient
2004

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Publications

Structuring problems for Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis in practice : a literature review of method combinations
Marttunen Mika, Lienert Judit, Belton Valerie
European Journal of Operational Research Vol 263, pp. 1-17, (2017)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ejor.2017.04.041
Measuring organisational performance using a mix of OR methods
Santos Sérgio P., Belton Valerie, Howick Susan
Technological Forecasting and Social Change, (2017)
A toolkit of designs for mixing Discrete Event Simulation and System Dynamics
Morgan Jennifer Sian, Howick Susan, Belton Valerie
European Journal of Operational Research Vol 257, pp. 907-918, (2017)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ejor.2016.08.016
Are objectives hierarchy related biases observed in practice? A meta-analysis of environmental and energy applications of Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis
Martunnen Mika, Belton Valerie, Leinert Judit
European Journal of Operational Research, (2017)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ejor.2017.02.038
Lessons from mixing OR methods in practice : using DES and SD to explore a radiotherapy treatment planning process
Morgan Jennifer Sian, Belton Val, Howick Susan
Health Systems Vol 5, pp. 166-177, (2016)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/hs.2016.4
Critical learning incidents in system dynamics modelling engagements
Thompson James P., Howick Susan, Belton Valerie
European Journal of Operational Research Vol 249, pp. 945-958, (2016)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ejor.2015.09.048

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Professional activities

European Journal of Operational Research (Journal)
Guest editor
2/2018

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Projects

EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Wind & Marine Energy Systems | Alsop, Alfred
Strachan, Scott (Principal Investigator) Belton, Valerie (Co-investigator) Alsop, Alfred (Research Co-investigator)
Period 01-Oct-2015 - 01-Oct-2018
Doctoral Training Grant 2006 | Morgan, Jennifer
Belton, Valerie (Principal Investigator) Howick, Susan (Co-investigator) Morgan, Jennifer (Research Co-investigator)
Period 01-Jan-2008 - 25-Sep-2013
Doctoral Training Grant | Kemp, Neil
Lunn, Rebecca (Principal Investigator) Belton, Valerie (Co-investigator) Kemp, Neil (Research Co-investigator)
Period 01-Oct-2009 - 16-Jun-2015

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