Brian M. Jones Print
brian jones 000 Brian Merfyn Jones, MSc, DMS, MMS is a Lecturer in Strategic Management in Bangor Business School, is currently researching 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.


Doctoral Researchers

Dr Chris Davies defended his PhD  in Bangor Business School on "Essays in Production, Stock Control and  Forecasting " in March 2019. This was the result of a KESSII project run in Roberts of Port Dinorwic.

DrTolulope Oluwafemi defended her PhD in Bangor Business School on "Essays in Leadersip and Innovation" in November 2018. 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. She is now living a hectic life as Consultant and part time Lecturer in Canada.

Dr Waleed Saud A Alghassab defended his PhD in Bangor Business School on "Essays in GDP Forecasting"  in July 2018. 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. He is now an Assistant Professor in University of Hail in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Dr Azzam Alroomi defended his PhD in Bangor Business School on "Essays in Forecasting Financial Markets with  predictive analytics methods"   in July 2018. He holds an MSc from Bangor University. He is now working as consultant and academic in Kuwait

 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.
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.
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.
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.