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    PhD projects

    Challenges of the simulation of human behaviour in models
    Research into postgraduate supply chain education
    Research into the management consultancy industry

    Personal profile

    Contact Details

    Telephone: 0121 204 3078

    Email: [email protected]


    Chris Owen joined Aston University Business School in September 2011.  Before joining Aston, he was a Senior Consultant in PwC Consulting in the Operations Competency.  Over seven years with PwC Chris worked on a number of assignments with clients across a variety of sectors including Banking, Aerospace, Industrial Products, Construction, Public Sector (Home Affairs and Education), Utilities and Food Distribution.  These assignments were in the broad area of Operations helping clients to tackle a range of issues including cost reduction, performance improvement and procurement.  Chris has international experience having worked in Germany, Italy, the US and China.  Originally trained as a Manufacturing Engineer in the Aerospace industry, prior to PwC, Chris held a number of roles in manufacturing systems, operations and supply chain with companies such as Dowty, Lucas, Goodrich and Invensys.


    Research Interests

    • Advanced services (servitization)
    • Management Consulting
    • Modelling and Simulation

    • Supply Chain Management

    • Operations Management

    Teaching Activity


    • BN3360 Effective Management Consultancy 1

    • BN3361 Effective Management Consultancy 2


    • BNM817 Effective Management Consultancy (MSc Business Analytics Full time)

    • BNK417 Effective Management Consultancy (MSc Business Analytics Aston online)

    • DBK104 Professional Development and Research Impact


    • MEd, Aston University, 2019
    • DBA, Aston University, 2013
    • PGCPP, Aston University, 2013
    • MBA, Aston University, 2000

    • BEng with First Class Honours in Manufacturing Engineering, Brunel University, 1992

    Membership of Professional Bodies

    Senior Fellow in the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA)

    Member of British Academy of Management (BAM)

    Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

    In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

    • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being


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