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Dr Frances O'Brien

Associate Professor of Operational Research

Research Interests

The strategic development process; the use of frameworks, methods and models to support strategy development, in particular scenario planning and visioning methodologies. Current practice within the UK of supporting strategic development. The design of creative approaches to scenario and vision development. The influence of methods and models on individual learning.

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Dr. Frances O'Brien publications

Purchase Supporting Strategy: Frameworks, Methods and Models

Teaching in 2021-2022

Business Analytics
  • IB9HW0: Project Skills
  • IB94P0: Strategy Analytics
Business with Operations Management
  • IB9HS0: Operations Analytics
Distance Learning MBA
  • IB820P: Modelling and Analytics for Management
MSc Business
  • IB9JU0: Business Analytics for Managers
  • IB3860: International Business in Context
  • IB3490: Operational Research for Strategic Planning
  • IB4080: Operational Research for Strategic Planning
  • IB3A70: The Practice of Operational Research

Operations Group

Email:  /  Tel: 024 765 22095  /  Room: 0.208


Experience in the development and use of frameworks, modelling and analytical approaches to supporting organisational strategic development. In particular scenario planning for assessing future uncertainty and visioning approaches for developing organisational direction. Consultancy experience working with senior management teams in education, recruitment and not-for-profit sectors. Fellow,of the Operational Research Society. Chair of the Women In OR & Analytics Network of the UK Operational Research Society. Conference organisation for the UK Operational Research Society annual conference


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