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Kostas Nikolopoulos PDF Print E-mail

kostas_nikolopoulosKostas is the Director of forLAB. He is an expert in Time Series Analysis & Forecasting,  Forecasting Support Systems and forecasting the impact of Special Events. Professor Nikolopoulos received his Engineering Doctorate in 2002 from National Technical University of  Athens. He has worked in the past for the University of Manchester and other prestigious institutions in U.K. and Greece, and now holds the Chair in Decision Sciences in Bangor Business School and is the College Director of Research (Assistant Dean - Research) for the College of Business, Law, Education and Social Sciences in Prifysgol Bangor University. His work has appeared in IJF, JoF, EJOR, JORS, Omega, IJPE, IJPR, IMA JMM, JBR, JCIS, IMDS, AE among other journals, and he is an Associate Editor of Oxford IMA Journal of Management Mathematics and Supply Chain Forum: An International Journal.  He is co-originator of the Theta  forecasting method and the ADIDA temporal aggregation method-improving framework. Kostas@LinkedIn

Shanti P. Chakravarty PDF Print E-mail

kostas_nikolopoulosShanti is an Expert in Macroeconomic Forecasting and a Strategic Advisor for the future endeavours of the lab. Formerly 'Centre for Systems Science' Fellow at the University of Rochester and then research fellow on the Southampton Econometric Model Building Unit and more recently a Chair in Economics in Bangor Business School. Subsequently worked on the construction of an econometric model for Wales. Recently visiting professor at the University of Frankfurt and the guest lecturer at Central Institute of Finance, Beijing. 

Brian M. Jones PDF Print E-mail
brian jones 000 Brian Merfyn Jones, MSc, DMS, MMS - formerly Lecturer in Strategic Management in Bangor Business School, is currently pursuing a doctorate on “Governance of collaborative partnerships and networks in the Welsh Public sector; the influence of governance structures on partnership effectivenessand is a Strategic Advisor in forLAB for Local & Regional Engagement in WalesHe has been involved in projects in Regional Economic Development and the use and application of EU Structural Funds.


Project-based Researchers

alt Dr Christina J. Phillips holds a Joint Honours degree in Mathematics and Physical Oceanography from Bangor University and a Diploma in Physics from the Open University. She is now an Assistant Professor in Business Analytics in  Leeds University after having finished her PhD in Bangor Business School on "Lean, Efficient and Sustainable Operations in the Healthcare industries" through a joint industrial placement+studentship scheme funded by the College of Business,Law, Education and Social Sciences in Bangor University and Siemens Healthcare & Diagnostics Ltd.
Marc Christian Davies doing a PhD in Roberts of Port Dinorwic Ltd for the period February 2016 to January 2017 on "Improving the Forecasting and Inventory Management functions in Roberts Ltd."
Sarah Wale id finishing her Master by Research in Roberts of Port Dinorwic Ltd for the period February 2016 to January 2017 on "Konowledge Management practices in Roberts Ltd."


Doctoral Researchers

Dr SamAlhajri succesfully defended her PhD in July 2017 on "The impact of project practices on the performance of public and non-profit organisationsand Research Assistant in forLAB . She has earned her Masters in Educational Leadership from Qatar University in 2009 and working since then as the Head of Research Department in The Childhood Cultural Centre in Qatar where she is responsible of running projects and conducting research related to children cultural issues and concerns.
Mr Azzam Alroomi  is as from September 2015 a PhD student in Bangor Business School on "Essays in Forecasting, Trading and Risk in Financial Markets with  predictive & prescriptive analytics methods". He holds an MSc from Bangor University. 
Waleed Mr Waleed Saud A Alghassab is as from September 2015 a PhD student in Bangor Business School on "Oil Dependency Risk, Diversification Strategy and Economic Development: the case of Saudi Arabia". He holds a Diploma in Business Administration from King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals and a BA in Management and an MBA from the Univesity of New Brunswick in Canada.
Tolu2 Ms Tolulope Oluwafemi is as from January 2015 a PhD student in Bangor Business School on "The relationship among Transformational and authentic leadership behaviours, enterpreneurial orientation and business performance of small and medium enterprises". She holds a Bachelor of Arts (BA), Communication and Language arts from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. She earned her Master of Science (MSc), Leadership and Management in 2013 from The University of Sheffield, England (supervised by Prof. Nikolopoulos and and Dr Mitchelmore).
Masoud Mr Masoud Hassanabadi is specialising in Strategic Management and is as from October 2014 a PhD student in Bangor Business School on "Strategic thinking in UK high tech SMEsand Research Assistant in forLAB . He holds an Engineering degree from Urmia University in Iran and he got his masters degree form the Islamic Azad University South Tehran Branch in 2014 in International Business Management with a thesis focusing on strategic thinking. (supervised by Dr Karami and Prof. Nikolopoulos).
Reda AbdelKareem Mr Reda AbdelKareem is as from September 2015 a PhD student in Bangor Business School on "Strategic Evaluation in Recent Production Projects". He holds a Bachelor in Business Administration from Kafr elshikh Universotity and a MSCs in HRM from Minufiya University, both in Egypt (supervised by Dr Karami and Prof. Nikolopoulos).
Saher Mr Saher Ajeeli is as from October 2014 a PhD student in Bangor Business School on The Effect of the Intellectual Capital on the Performance of the Small and Medium Sized Enterprises” and a Research Assistantin forLABSaher holds a BSc and an MSc in Industrial Management from the University of Baghdad (supervised by Dr Karami and Dr Mitchelmore).
Azhdar Karami PDF Print E-mail

IMG 0618 001Dr Azhdar Karami is a Senior Lecturer in Strategy and management. His research interests include strategic management and innovation in SMEs. He has published several books, journal articles and conference papers. He has published in: Journal of Management Development; International Journal of Management and Corporate Governance: International Journal of Business in Society, International Journal of Technology Management, and International Journal of Business Information Systems.

Siwan Mitchelmore PDF Print E-mail

Dr Siwan Mitchelmore is a Lecturer in Business and Management at Bangor Business School and is an expert researcher in Entrepreneurship, Leadership and Innovation in SMEs. Siwan has published several journal articles and conference papers in these topic areas. She is also leading the Business School's involvement in Transnational Ecosystems: Laboratory and Actions a €3.8m EU funded project supporting early stage high growth potential companies.


Visiting Researchers

thomakossmall2 Professor Dimitrios D. Thomakos, PhD (Columbia) holds the Chair in Applied Econometrics and is currently the Head of the Department of Economics in the University of Peloponnese as well as a Senior Fellow of the Rimini Center for Economic Analysis. Before returning to his native Greece, Dimitrios was an Assistant Professor in Florida International University. He is a regular visitor in forLAB and in the last few years his is leading globally the research in the Theta method. His work has appeared in top American journals including the MIT Review of Economics and Statistics.
fotis Dr Fotios Petropoulos is an Assistant Professor in Logistics and Operations Management at Cardiff Business School and a regular visitor in forLAB as well as long-standing collaborator most notably for work in temporal aggregation. Formerly a Research Coordinator of the Forecasting & Strategy Unit of NTUA and a Senior Research Associate at the Lancaster Centre for Forecasting, Fotios is nowadays mostly enjoying researching in time series and judgmental forecasting and optimal model selection and is the founder of the Forecasting Society.
Nico Dr Nicolas D. Savio is nowadays chasing a hectic but stimulating career as Consultant in Ernst & Young; formerly an Assistant Professor in Operations and Supply Chain Management at Manchester Business School and a regular visitor in forLAB as well as long-standing collaborator most notably for work in strategic forecasting. He graduated with Honours from the University of Manchester in 2006 with a BSc in Mathematics, Statistics and Operational Research, and later a MSc in Operational Research/Decision Sciences and a PhD in 2010 under Prof Nikolopoulos's supervision supported from an ESRC/EPSRC Joint Studentship Grant, both from Manchester Business School.
Marv Dr. Marv Khammash (PhD, Manchester Business School) is a University Lecturer in Marketing in the University of Sussex. He is a regular visitor in forLAB and working with us in collaborative project sin Marketing Predictive Analytics and Affective Forecasting. Dr. Khammash worked previously at Bangor University and held ‎a ‎number of visiting appointments at various other universities such ‎as; ‎London School of Economics, King’s College ‎London, ‎Braunschweig ‎University (Germany), Henan University of Science ‎& Technology ‎‎(China) and JRE School of Management (India).
Greg Dr Grigoris Spirakis, (PhD and Master in Public Administration - UoP, Greece) after succesfully finished his PhD entitled “On the introduction of e-Government processes in an EU Revenue & Customs department: reluctance to change, tangible benefits and value-for-money investments.” in the Department of Economics in the University of Peloponnese is now persuling a post-doc in the same department that we support here from forLAB as well on the "Tax-reform in Greece: Actions, Impact, Benefits, Proposals and the way Forward!". He is a regular co-researcher in forLAB mostly known for his work on the impact of electronic government on democracy.
Elenitsa Mrs Eleni Petra, MSc (Master of Science in Information Systems - UMIST) is a regular co-researcher in forLAB mostly known for her work on Empirical Economics and specifically on a Regression-Based Methodology For Efficiently Building Futures’ Portfolios.



Dr Samantha Buxton, MA(Bangor) succesfully defended her thesis “Modeling and Forecasting Pharmaceutical Lifecycles” in October 2013 and is as of February 2014 a Lecturer in Business Analytics at Swansea University
Dr. Vasileios Bougioukos, MA(LSE) successfully defended his thesis "Facilitating Integrative Agreements through Fostering Trust in Negotiations between Labour and Management” in September 2013 and is currently a Research Offiecer at PSSRU in London School of Economics and an Assistant Professor in Wenzhou-Kean University.