Senior Lecturer in Project & Operations Management
Worcester Business School
tel: 01905 542704
I am a member of the Leadership, Management and Human Resources subject group at the University of Worcester. I joined the University of Worcester in September 2014. I have a PhD degree in Business Administration (Decision Making and Risk Analysis) from Manchester Business School, MSc Project Management from Heriot-Watt University and BSc (Hons) Civil Engineering with specialisation in Construction Project Management from Al-Baath University, Syria. I am a fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA).
Before joining the University of Worcester I worked as a Senior Lecturer in Project Management at the University of Bedfordshire Business School for 3 years. Professionally, I worked as a construction project manager in Syria between 2003 and 2006.
- Teaching & Research
Teaching & Research
- Project Management
- Operations Management
- Supply Chain Management
- Risk and value management
- Quality & Performance Management
- Enterprise Risk Management
- Project risk management
- Operations & Supply Chain Management
- Quality management
- Project appraisal and performance analysis
- Sustainability and sustainable development
- Public-Private Partnership (PPP)
- Professional Bodies
Association for Project Management (APM), UK
Institute of Risk Management (irm)
Higher Education Academy (HEA), UK
Taroun, A. (2015), Construction Project Risk Analysis via Evidential Reasoning: A novel approach for a more realistic project risk modelling and assessment. Lambert Academic Publishing, Düsseldorf, Germany. ISBN: 978-3-659-62129-1.
Taroun, A. (2014), “Towards a better Risk Modelling and Assessment: Insights from a Literature Review”. The International Journal of Project Management, 32(1), 101 – 115.
Taroun, A. and Yang, J.B. (2013), “A DST-based Approach for Construction Project Risk Analysis”. Journal of Operational Research Society, 64, 1221–1230.
Taroun, A. and Yang, J.B. (2011), “Dempster-Shafer Theory of Evidence: Potential Usage for Decision Making and Risk Analysis in Construction Project Management”, Journal of Built and Human Environment Review, Vol. 4 (1), 155-166.
Taroun, A., Yang, J.B. and Lowe, D. (2011), “Construction Risk Modelling and Assessment: Insights from a Literature Review”, Journal of Built and Human Environment Review, Vol. 4 (1), 87-97.
Taroun, A. (2015), A DST-based Approach for Project Appraisal, aimed at International Journal of Project Management.
Taroun, A. (2015). “Rethinking Risk Assessment in Construction Management: A New Risk Model and a new Assessment Methodology”, aimed at Risk Analysis: an International Journal.
Taroun, A. (2015). “Measuring the Greys in Bid/No-bid Decision-making, not Only the Blacks and Whites”, aimed at Construction Management and Economics.
- External Responsibilities
I am a reviewer for a number of academic journals including the International Journal of Project Management, Journal of Operations Research Society, Journal of Automation in Construction and the International Journal of Computational Intelligence Systems.