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Judgemental forecasting and decisions making with real-life consequences in health and humanitarian sector

Project Description

The successful candidate will be enrolled on the PhD in Business and Management at Cardiff Business School.

Majority of research advances in forecasting field focuses on statistical methodology development without paying much attention to who is the user of forecast. Forecasting is not an end by itself and it is going to be used by planners and decision makers in organisations. In real-life situations, many decisions are informed by judgemental forecasts, this is also the case in health and humanitarian sector. Given that these sectors serve people in need and decisions may make a difference between life and death, it is crucial to investigate the role of judgmental forecasting and its link to decision making in these sectors.

Applicant profile:
The ideal candidate has a specialist Master Degree in Business, Management, Operations Research, Management Science, Operations Management, Industrial Engineering or related subjects from an internationally renowned University. Applicants with a strong first degree will also be considered. The ideal applicant has the motivation and ability to develop industry links and conduct fieldwork; is keen to conduct mixed-method research, with emphasis on both qualitative methods (i.e. interviews, observation). Ideally, the candidate has previous academic knowledge and/or work experience in the area of health, humanitarian.

Funding Notes

Applications are open until 31st May 2020. This project is not funded, applications from self-funded students are welcome. Outstanding applicants may be considered for one of the available scholarships. The start date is 1st October 2020.

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In the research proposal section of your application, please specify the project title and supervisor of this project and copy the project description in the text box provided.

Please include:

1. Covering Letter
2. Academic Qualifications
3. Two References
4. CV
5. Research Proposal (maximum 1000 words), taking into consideration the working title of the project.

This program is available in English only. To request information in Welsh, please contact the Postgraduate Recruitment Team ([email protected]).

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