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Professor Afshin Mansouri

Eastern Gateway 202d

Research area(s)

My current research is focused on two strands that are inspired by the trend of global challenges regarding humanitarian operations, and sustainable operations. In the first strand, I look for ways to improve the effectiveness, efficiency, and fairness of humanitarian operations at different phases of disaster management cycle from preparedness to response, recovery, and mitigation. In the second strand, I analyze trade-offs between the environmental. economic, and social sustainability dimensions at firm and supply chain levels in manufacturing, service, and maritime sectors.  For these, I primarily employ analytical methodologies from the Operations Research and Management Science, Decision Science, Intelligent Search, Data Analytics, Data-driven Decision Making, and Game Theory. I am also familiar with Empirical Research methodologies including Quantitative and Qualitative techniques and have used them in a number of research projects. 

Research group(s)

Research Interests

  • Sustainable operations management
  • Humanitarian operations and disaster management
  • Green scheduling
  • Data-driven decision making
  • Business analytics

Research grants and projects

Research Projects


Supply Chain Collaboration among Agribusiness SMEs and Post-Brexit UK-Australia Trade
Funder: BAM-ANZAM Collaborative Research Award Scheme 2019
Duration: September 2019 - December 2020
Towards a green and sustainable ecosystem for the EU Port of the Future
Funder: European Commission
Duration: July 2018 - December 2021
MINI-CHIP - MINImising Carbon footprint of maritime sHIPing
Funder: European Commission
Duration: September 2013 - August 2017
An Investigation into the Role of Multiobjective Optimisation as a Decision Aid in Build-to-Order Supply Chains
Funder: Brunel Research Initiative and Enterprise Fund (BRIEF)
Duration: November 2008 - October 2009