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Dr. Pavel Albores (MIET, FHEA) is a Professor of Operation and Supply Chain Management and Director of the Aston Crisis Management Research Centre at Aston Business School. He was the Head of Department in the Operations and Information Management Department from 2015 to 2018.  He received his PhD on Simulation of e-business processes from Strathclyde University, where he also gained an MSc in Manufacturing Management. His first degree is in Chemical Engineering.  Pavel's major research interests revolve around the fields of simulation, supply chain management, emergency management and humanitarian logistics.

Pavel has worked with leading governmental organisations in the field of preparedness in ten countries as co-investigator in an EC-funded project (Evacuation Responsiveness for Government Organisations -ERGO-. Value: €440,000).  He has participated in research projects in the areas of knowledge management in Extended Enterprises, Low Carbon SMEs (ERDF, £1.2 M) and Supply Chain Management. He has acted as consultant in the area of modelling and simulation with organisations such as the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister (ODPM) -Fire Service directorate-, Highland Spring, Daks Group. He has supervised seventeen doctoral students to completion and currently is in involved in the supervision of eight more students.

Research Interests

  • Disaster and Crisis Management
  • Humanitarian Logistics
  • Emergency Response
  • Mass Evacuations
  • Business Process Simulation
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Performance Measurement
  • Research Methodology

Teaching Activity

  • BN3352  (UG) Simulation
  • BNM804  (PG) Enterprise Resource Planning 
  • BNM501 (PG) Introduction to Crisis Management
  • BNM892(PG) Crisis Technology and Analytics
  • BNM894(PG) Advances in Crisis Management


  • Prof. of Operations and Supply Chain Management (Aug 2018 - )
  • Senior Lecturer, Aston Business School. (May 2014-Aug 2018)
  • Lecturer, Aston Business School. (May 2007 - Apr 2014)

  • Research Fellow, Aston Business School.  (September 2004 - May 2007)

  • Research Assistant, University of Strathclyde. (September 2002 - May 2003)

  • Research Assistant, University of Strathclyde. (February 2002 - June 2002)


  • PhD, University of Strathclyde, 2007.  Subject: Simulation of the effect of e-business on business processes.

  • MSc, University of Strathclyde, 2000. Subject: Management of competitive manufacturing.

  • BSc, Universidad de las Americas - Puebla, 1996. Subject: Chemical and Industrial Engineering.

Membership of Professional Bodies

Member, ACM SIGSIM, (2005 - Present)
Member, Production and Operations Management Society, (2005 - Present)
Member, Operational Research Society, (2004 - Present)
Member, European Association of Operations Management, (2002 - Present)
Member, Institution of Engineering and Technology, (2001 - Present)
Member, Institute of Operations Management.

PhD Supervision

James Stone, (PhD), The impact of Supply Chain Performance Measurement systems on Dynamic Behaviour in Supply Chains, 2009

Tunyawat Somjaitaweeporn , (PhD), Development of simulation environment to improve production management skills, 2010

Miles Weaver, (PhD), Simulation Conceptual modelling in Supply Chains, 2010

Paul Kailiponi, (PhD), Multi criteria decision analysis in emergency response, 2011

Amrik Singh, (PhD), Use of social networks for risk analysis in supply chains, 2012

Anand Assi, (DBA), A simulation analysis of spoke-terminals operating in LTL hub-and-spoke freight distribution systems, 2012

Magesh Nagarajan, (PhD), Modelling of mass evacuation response , 2013

Chris Owen, (DBA), Modelling paradigms for supply chain simulation, 2013

Yucan Wang, (PhD), Using simulation to examine the performance of hybrid ERP and informality system, 2014

Priyanka Roy, (PhD), Modelling of humanitarian supply chains, focusing on last-mile relief distribution , 2015

Paul Joesbury, (DBA), Improvement of the effectiveness of strategic sourcing programmes, 2015

Philip Orumwense, (DBA), Evaluation of transactional and relational sourcing strategies in the public sector, 2015

Oscar Rodriguez, (PhD), Decision Support System for Emergency Response to Floods, 2015

Ali El-Samra, (PhD), The impact of social media knowledge acquisition on innovation and financial performance of the firm, 2019

Debashree De, (PhD), Sustainabilty in SMEs, 2020

Emmanuel Mussa, (PhD), Product-Service Systems costing using DES, 2021

AL-SADOON, Saita, (PhD), The impact of Cultural Diversity on the Relationship between the Dimensions of National Cultures and the Effectiveness and Success of Supply Chains , 2023

Stephen Manders, (PhD), Industry 4.0 in Agricultural Supply Chains, 2024

Ayeesha Aldoghan, (PhD), How supply chains can remain resilient in term of social sustainability? Evidence from Saudi SMEs, 2026

Jen Knight, (PhD), Assessing the efficacy of the Global Compact on Refugees in mitigating the impact of mass refugee influx on host countries., 2027

Nazeer Qutub, (PhD), Develop a cooperative model between public and charitable sectors in providing humanitarian relief services during large gatherings in a disaster., 2025

Mthandazo Prosper Tshabalala, (DBA), How ERP systems and IT solutions can be used as enablers by businesses to deal with unpredictable global changes brought about by pandemics and or other incidents that may have global market impacts, 2027

External positions

External Examiner, University of Strathclyde

1 Oct 2019 → …

External Examiner, Ulster University

1 Oct 2015 → …


  • HD28 Management. Industrial Management
  • HD61 Risk Management
  • HE Transportation and Communications
  • TS Manufactures


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