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Dr. Pavel Albores (MIET, FHEA) is a Professor of Operation and Supply Chain Management and Director of the Centre for Research into Safety and Security (CRISIS) 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 twelve doctoral students to completion and currently is in involved in the supervision of four more students.

Research Interests

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

Teaching Activity

  • BN2225 (UG) FOM2  Business Game
  • BN2289 (UG) Enterprise Resource Planning
  • BN3324  (UG) Simulation
  • BN3372 (UG)  Supply Chain Management
  • BNM239 (PG) Applied Research
  • BNM804  (PG) Enterprise Resource Planning 


  • 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.

Contact Details

Phone:+44(0)121 2043262 


Room: ABS261

External positions

External Examiner, University of Strathclyde

1 Oct 2019 → …

External Examiner, Ulster University

1 Oct 2015 → …

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Research Output 2002 2019

Achieving Agility in Evacuation Operations: An Evidence-Based Framework

Rodríguez-Espíndola, O., Despoudi, S., Albores, P. & Sivarajah, U., 26 Mar 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Production Planning and Control.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle


Blockchain–Driven Customer Order Management

Martinez, V., Zhao, M., Blujdea, C., Han, X., Neely, A. & Albores, P., 2 Dec 2019, In : International Journal of Operations and Production Management. 39, p. 993-1022 30 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Supply chains
Supply chain
Management process

Understanding Value of Social Media in Supply Chain Management

Chowdhury, S., Rodríguez-Espíndola, O., Uren, V. S., Albores, P. & Dey, P. K., 19 Jun 2019, Proceedings of the 26 th EurOMA Conference. Helsinki, Finland, 10 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Open Access
Supply chain management
Social media
Global supply chain
Value capture
Decision making

Analysis of a Train-operating Company’s Customer Service System during Disruptions: Conceptual Requirements for Gamifying Frontline Staff Development

Clegg, B., Orme, R., Owen, C. & Albores, P., 5 Jan 2018, In : Journal of Rail Transport Planning & Management. 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Learning Environment
Open Access
Decision making
Disaster management


A multi-organisational approach for disaster preparedness and response: the use of optimisation and GIS for facility location, stock pre-positioning, resource allocation and relief distribution

Author: Rodríguez-Espíndola, O., 24 Mar 2016

Supervisor: Albores-Barajas, P. (Supervisor) & Brewster, C. A. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy


An operational research-based integrated approach for mass evacuation planning of a city

Author: Nagarajan, M., 14 Feb 2014

Supervisor: Albores-Barajas, P. (Supervisor) & Shaw, D. A. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy


A simulation conceptual modelling methodology for supply chain management applications

Author: Weaver, M., Oct 2010

Supervisor: Albores-Barajas, P. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy

Combining an enterprise resource planning system and informality: a study of efficiency and flexibility complmentarity [sic]

Author: Wang, Y., 1 Jul 2014

Supervisor: Greasley, A. (Supervisor) & Albores-Barajas, P. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy

Improving the effectiveness of procurement: Identification and improvement of key determinant factors - The PEPPS Project

Author: Joesbury, P., 6 Feb 2017

Supervisor: Albores-Barajas, P. (Supervisor) & Chicksand, D. D. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Business Administration




Pavel Albores (Recipient), Nov 2013

Prize: Election to learned society

Activities 2005 2013

  • 13 Consultancy
  • 1 Types of External academic engagement - Membership of peer review panel or committee
  • 1 Types of Public engagement and outreach - Schools engagement
  • 1 Visiting an external academic institution

External panel member

Pavel Albores (Member)
Dec 2013 → …

Activity: Other activity typesTypes of External academic engagement - Membership of peer review panel or committee

Mass Evacuations

Pavel Albores (Lecturer)
Sep 2013

Activity: Other activity typesTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Schools engagement

Consultancy. LG Davies.

Pavel Albores (Consultant)

Activity: Consultancy typesConsultancy

KTP / William King Ltd

Pavel Albores (Visiting researcher)

Activity: Visiting an external institution typesVisiting an external academic institution