Prof. Duncan Shaw is Professor of Operational Research and Critical Systems, a position he took in January 2015. He is Honorary Professor in the Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute (HCRI) which is based in the School of Arts Languages and Cultures.
Duncan was previously Professor of Operational Research and Critical Systems at Warwick Business School (2012-2014) and Aston Business School (2008-2011). He held Lecturer and Senior Lecturer positions at Aston University (2001-2008). Before his academic posts, Duncan worked in the nuclear industry and (briefly) for an electronics company.
Duncan co-founded and co-chairs the National Consortium for Societal Resilience [UK+] which was established to enhance local resilience by working with local resilience partnerships. Our consortium members from local government cover 97% of the UK public (www.ambs.ac.uk/ncsr).
He leads the ESRC-funded Recovery, Renewal, Resilience project which is supporting local government across the world on their COVID-19 recovery planning, including writing ISO22393 and producing The Manchester Briefing (www.ambs.ac.uk/covidrecovery) and its database of +600 lessons on COVID-19 recovery and renewal (https://recoverydatabase.manchester.ac.uk/lessons).
He has a First Class Honours and a Ph.D. in Management Science, both from Strathclyde University (Glasgow, UK). He has a D.Sc from Warwick University and is a Fellow of the Operational Research Society and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.