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Dr Maxwell Chipulu BEng, MSc, PhD, FHEA

Associate Professor of Business Analytics, Programme Leader BSc Business Analytics

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Dr Max Chipulu is Associate Professor of Business Analytics and Programme Leader for BSc Business Analytics within Southampton Business School at the University of Southampton.

"In God we trust, all others must bring data" - W.Edwards Deming

Max earned his PhD in Statistics and Management Sciences, MSc in Management Sciences and BEng in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Southampton.

Max began his career in industry as a mechanical engineer in the mining industry. After his MSc, Max worked in corporate banking at Standard Chartered, before leaving to do his PhD. Since his PhD, Max has worked as an academic in various roles in Southampton Business School (SBS), except for a spell as a senior lecturer in Operational Research at the University of Hertfordshire. 

Max’s research area is Operations Analytics. His focus is empirical research involving the application of data analytics for prediction and performance evaluation in complex and/or uncertain environments within operations management, particularly projects.

Max regards teaching and learning extremely important. Therefore, he frequently participates in change projects within SBS and elsewhere, which aim to improve the quality of teaching and learning. He has extensive teaching experience, having led and taught modules at all levels, including MBA, PhD and executive education.

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Max’s research area is Operations Analytics. His focus is empirical research involving the application of data analytics models for prediction and performance evaluation in complex and/or uncertain environments within operations management, particularly projects.
Max is also interested in methodological developments in text analytics, concepts of cultural values in operations/project management contexts and pedagogue, especially regarding the teaching and learning of quantitative subjects in a Business school context.

PhD Supervision

Max is keen to hear from aspiring PhD students in the following areas of Operations Analytics:

1. Text-based decision support systems for Operations Management
2. The application of Big Data and/or Big Data Analytics in Operations Management, especially projects
3. Biases in Project management decision making
4. Understanding and modelling the nature of the complexity of projects and its impact on projects
5.  Application of Data Envelopment Analysis to model and understand factors that support sustainable outcomes in projects
6. Modelling ethical and pro-social behaviour in operations, especially global supply chains
7. Modelling the impact of cultural values and/or practices in operations

Stage 1 Reviewer, academic appeals;
Member of assessment and feedback working group, SBS.

 

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  • Sque, M., Chipulu, M., & McGonigle, D. (2009). Clinical decision making. In M. Hall, A. Noble, & S. Smith (Eds.), A Foundation for Neonatal Care: a Multi-disciplinary Guide (pp. 235-251). Oxford, UK: Radcliffe.

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[1] Fellow of the Higher Education Academy:
[2] Member of the Academy of Management:
[3] Member of the European Academy of Management:
[4] Member of the Operational Research Society:
[5] Member of the Project Management Institute:

Dr Maxwell Chipulu
Southampton Business School, University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton SO17 1BJ, UK

Room Number: 2/4044

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