Dr Gary Simpson 

Operations & Information Management Group

Dr Gary Simpson
Position: Senior Teaching Fellow in Management Science
Phone: +44(0)121 204 3241
Email: g.p.m.simpson@aston.ac.uk
Room: ABS270


  • 1996 Certificate in Education, University of Central England
  • 1996 PhD (Operational Research) University of Salford
  • 1987 BSc Joint Honours in Mathematics & Computer Science, University of Salford
  • Lecturer, Aston Business School (1997-Present)
  • Lecturer, University of Central England (1995-1997)
  • Research Assistant, University of Salford (1987-1995)
  • Associate Dean, Teaching and Learning, Aston Business School
  • BN1106, Business Decision Analysis
  • BN1113, Business Decision Analysis
  • BN2226, Advanced Spreadsheet Systems
  • BN3373, Data Envelopment Analaysis
  • The use of Data Envelopment Analysis in Performance Measurement
  • The development and testing of spreadsheet models
  • Use of computer aided learning packages and multimedia in Teaching/Learning

Refereed Journal Articles

Driouchi, T., Bennett, D., Simpson, G. (2009) Path dependent contingent-claims approach to capacity investments. European Journal of Operational Research, 201(1), 319-323.

Simpson, G. (2007) A cautionary note on methods of comparing programmatic efficiency between two or more groups of DMUs in data envelopment analysis. Journal of Productivity Analysis, 28, 141-147.

Simpson, G. (2005) Programmatic efficiency comparisons between unequally sized groups of DMUs in DEA. Journal of the Operational Research Society, 56, 1431-1438.

Book Chapters

Simpson, G., Essex, A. (2011) Does attendance matter?. Good Practice Guide. Aston University.


Simpson, G., "Approaches to learning and self study materials in quantitative subjects," ABS/HELM Learning and Teaching Symposium,Aston University, Birmingham, UK (March 2010).

Simpson, G., Brewster, C., "Project Clio: News Quiz," ABS/HELM Learning and Teaching Symposium, Aston University, Birmingham, UK, (March 2010).

Employable Graduates; Exploitable Research