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Professor Michael Pidd


Michael Pidd

Lancaster University

The Management School



Tel: +44 1524 593870


Current Research

  • Complementarity in systems modelling.
  • High performance computers and computer simulation.
  • Use of soft OR methods in policy making.
  • Modelling to improve performance measurement in public services

Current Teaching

  • Postgraduate:  MSc OR: Computer Simulation, MSc E-Business & Innovation: Managing complexity
  • Post-Experience: Lancord: Managing Complexity. Computer simulation
  • Other Teaching Competence: Soft OR, Methodology of OR/Management Science, Operations Management.


B Tech Brunel, MSc Birmingham, PhD Lancaster

Research Grants

Current and recent research council funded projects:

  • Advanced Institute of Management Research: ESRC funded fellowship used to examine performance measurement in public services. 2004/5
  • Using high performance computers to simulate high speed manufacturing plant, funded by EPSRC, 2004-2006.
  • Simulation modelling to assess the effects of NHS performance measurement on acute hospitals. EPSRC, 2005-2008.

Research Interests

  • Discrete computer simulation methods, especially for  large systems.
  • Performance measurement in public services
  • Improvement in public services, especially healthcare
  • Soft OR and decision support.

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