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Professor Jonathan Rosenhead

Emeritus Professor of Operational Research

Biography

Professor Rosenhead has been a member of staff at the School since 1967 and Professor of Operational Research since 1987. He is now officially retired, but still teaches and researches here. He was a Labour Party candidate for Parliament in 1966 and was active in the British Society for Social Responsibility in Science for 20 years, including a period as Chair. He was awarded the President's Medal of the British Operational Research Society in 1979, its Goodeve Medal in 1987, and its Beale Medal in 1992. He was also President of the Society in 1986-7. In December 2010 he was appointed IFORS Distinguished Lecturer for the Association of Asia Pacific Operational Research Societies (APORS) regional conference. This honour, awarded by the International Federation of Operational Research Societies (IFORS), recognises distinguished OR scholars.

Professor Rosenhead took a degree in mathematics at the University of Cambridge in 1959 and an MSc in Statistics at University College London in 1961. After this he worked as an OR practitioner, first at United Steel in Sheffield and then in the consulting firm SIGMA in London. He spent 1966-7 and 1974-5 at the Wharton School's Management Science Centre in departments headed by Russ Ackoff.

Research interests

  • Health services planning
  • Policy analysis
  • Less developed countries
  • Planning methods under uncertainty
  • Problem structuring methods
  • Community operational research
  • Climate change

Recent publications

  • Robustness Analysis for sustainable community development
    Namen, A A, Bornstein, Claudio and Rosenhead, Jonathan (2009). Robustness Analysis for sustainable community development. Journal of the Operational Research Society, 60 (5) pp. 587-597.
  • Reflections on fifty years of operational research
    Rosenhead, Jonathan (2009) Reflections on fifty years of operational research Journal of the Operational Research Society Vol 60 (Supplement 1) pp. S5-S15.
  • Developing Robust Strategies.
    Rosenhead, Jonathan (2007) Developing Robust Strategies Unit 16, Block 4 "Creating the Future", BS811 Strategic Management in Life Sciences and Healthcare, Open University, Milton Keynes, 2007 (ISBN 978 0 7492 23878).
  • The uses of observation - combining problem structuring methods and ethnography
    Horlick-Jones, Tom and Rosenhead, Jonathan (2007) The uses of observation - combining problem structuring methods and ethnography. Journal of the Operational Research Society, Vol 58 (5) pp.588-601.
  • The past, present and future of Problem Structuring Methods
    Rosenhead, Jonathan (2006) The past, present and future of Problem Structuring Methods. Journal of the Operational Research Society, Vol 57, 7, (July 2006), 759-765.

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