Dr John Lamb

Dr John Lamb


Dr John Lamb
Dr John Lamb

Contact Details

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The University of Aberdeen University of Aberdeen Business School Edward Wright Building Dunbar Street Aberdeen AB24 3QY
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John Lamb (not wearing a tie)John Lamb (pictured here tieless) has a BSc degree from Glasgow University and MSc and PhD degrees from Nottingham University. He has been in various institutions before escaping to Aberdeen in 2002. The most interesting of these were Pilkington, where he first developed an interest in Operational Research, and the University of Kent.

If you are reading this it is probably because (i) you are looking for a PhD supervisor, (ii) you have read something John has written and want to know more about him, (iii) you have nothing better to do with your time.

Yes, John does supervise PhD students. Orcid IDPlease check his publications and interests before contacting him. some of these are listed on this page. But his orcid id–see web links–is more definitive. He is much better at supervising topics where he has some expertise.

John had broad research interests in Operational Research/Management Science. These are mostly in developing theory and methodology for applying mathematical, statistical and computing techniques to problems in management and in finance. He is fluent in C++, LaTeX and Java and can hold a reasonable conversation in Python, Ruby, HTML, English, Spanish and French.

John mainly teaches Management Science and Operations Management. He is currently a fellow of the Higher Education Academy and the Royal Statistical Society and a member of the Operational Research Society. He has often been compared. Usually this is to Spock, which is most illogical, or to Sheldon from the Big Bang Theory. He is sufficiently socially dysfunctional to regard these comparisons as complements.


Research Interests

Operational Research. Optimistation. Statistics. Simulation. Computational Mathematics. Combinatorics. Mathematical modelling.

Current Research

Optimisation and data envelopment analysis applied to finance. Analyis and design of neighbourhoods for heuristics.


Teaching Responsibilities

Level 2 Operations Management

Level 3 Business Modelling

Level 1 Context of Business

Level 5 (postgraduate) Operations Management

Further Info

Admin Responsibilities

PhD students in Business Management.



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