Dr Anastasia Koulouri

Lecturer

School Dundee Business School

Department Division of Accounting Finance and Economics

Contact info

+44 (0)1382 30 8611

Biography

I am a lecturer in business research and statistics.

I hold a BSc in Mathematics and a PhD in Management Science which focused on Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis under uncertainty, both from the University of Strathclyde (Glasgow Scotland). 

My career began with research positions at the University of Strathclyde, the Belgian Nuclear Energy Research Centre and the Technical University of Helsinki. 

Prior to returning to academia in 2013, I worked in criminal justice and law enforcement, as Research and Training Manager for the Risk Management Authority and as Senior Intelligence Analyst and Deputy Principal Analyst for Police Scotland..

Currently, my research interests include energy security, barriers and enablers to the promotion and diffusion of clean energy in resource-rich countries and in particular transitional nations. I am also interested in the sustainable development of transitional nations and the role of social enterpreneurship.

My main teaching area is research methodology and quantitative data analysis which I cover in a number of modules, including a cross-University postgraduate module on research methods.  

I am Module Leader for the following modules:

Business Analytics

The Art and Science of Decision Making.

I also provide advice on research methodology to final year undergraduate students working on their dissertations and to MSc students working on their theses.

I am interested in doing research on energy security and energy policy and governance in resource-rich countries with particular focus on transitional nations. I am also interested in the sustainable development of transitional economies and the role of social enterpreneurship.

I was the second supervisor of Dr Masud Bala who successfully defended his PhD thesis in 2015.  He investigated the effects of the adoption of the International Reporting Standards on the financial reporting of Nigerian listed oil and gas companies.

Books

Mouraviev, N. and Koulouri, A. (eds.) 2019. Energy Security: Policy Challenges and Solutions for Resource Efficiency. Palgrave Macmillan: London. 252 p.

Refereed Journal Publications

Mouraviev, N. and Koulouri, A. 2018. Clean energy and governance challenges. International Journal of Technology Intelligence and Planning. Vol. 12, No. 1, 1-5. (CABS 1*)

Koulouri, A. and Mouraviev, N. 2018. Governance of the clean energy sector in Kazakhstan: Impediments to investment. International Journal of Technology Intelligence and Planning. Vol. 12, No. 1, 6–23. (CABS 1*)

Koulouri, A. (2016) ‘Tackling Trafficking in Human Beings in a security integrated Europe: addressing the challenges using Trafficking Schematics’.  Special Issue: Policing in Times of Uncertainty, European Journal of Policing Studies, 4(1), Maklu Publishers.

Hodgkin, J., Belton, V. and Koulouri, A. (2005) ‘Supporting the Intelligent MCDA User: A case study in multi-person multi-criteria decision support’.  European Journal of Operational Research, 160:172-189.  (ABS 2010 3*)

Book Chapters

Mouraviev, N. and Koulouri, A. 2019. Towards a novel conceptualisation of energy security. In N. Mouraviev and A. Koulouri (Eds.) Energy Security: Policy challenges and solutions for resource efficiency. London: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 1-6.

Koulouri, A. and Mouraviev, N. 2019. Energy security through the lens of renewable energy sources and resource efficiency. In N. Mouraviev and A. Koulouri (Eds.) Energy Security: Policy challenges and solutions for resource efficiency. London: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 9-35.

Mouraviev, N. and Koulouri, A. 2019. Enabling green energy production: implementing policy by using public-private collaboration. In N. Mouraviev and A. Koulouri (Eds.) Energy Security: Policy challenges and solutions for resource efficiency. London: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 69-92.

Mouraviev, N. and Koulouri, A. 2019. Renewable energy and resource efficiency: governance is key. In N. Mouraviev and A. Koulouri (Eds.) Energy Security: Policy challenges and solutions for resource efficiency. London: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 255-261.

Mouraviev, N. and Koulouri, A. 2017. Public-private partnerships as a policy tool for the sustainable utilisation of renewable energy sources: The case of Kazakhstan. In N. Mouraviev and N. Kakabadse (Eds.)  Public-Private Partnerships in Transitional Nations: Policy, Governance and Praxis. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, pp. 220-240.

Mouraviev, N. and Koulouri, A. 2017. Do Public-Private Partnerships create social value?. In N. Mouraviev and N. Kakabadse (Eds.)  Public-Private Partnerships in Transitional Nations: Policy, Governance and Praxis. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, pp. 241-256.

Koulouri, A. and Belton, V. 2000. Fuzzy Multi-Criteria DSS: Their applicability and practical value.  In Y.Y. Haimes and R. E. Steuer (Eds) Research and Practice in Multiple Criteria Decision Making, Volume 487 of the Series Lecture Notes in Economics & Mathematical Systems. Springer Verlung, pp. 331-342.

Conference papers

Koulouri, A. 2018. The role of competing visions in the development of energy policy: Sustainability compromised?. Annual Conference of the Regional Studies Association-A World of Flows: Labour Mobility, Capital and Knowledge in an Age of Global Reversal and Regional Revival, 3-7 June, Lugano, Switzerland. 

Koulouri, A. 2018. Informing Social Entrepreneurship practice through the implementation of a research agenda. International Conference on Social Entrepreneurship: Theory, Practice & International Experience, 18 May, Kiev, Ukraine.

Koulouri, A. and Avramenko, A. 2015. Global Supply Chains and Human Trafficking: an unequivocal problem. UACES Collaborative Research Network (Policing and European Studies): Policing in times of uncertainty: Challenges of Integrated Security, 1 May, Dundee, UK. 

Koulouri, A. and O’Neill, M. 2014. Intelligence-Led Policing and the Stockholm Programme: Achievements and Challenges’.  Presented at the Jean Monnet Conference on the European Union’s Area of Freedom, Security and Justice: Stockholm and Beyond. 16-17 June, Dundee, UK. 

Koulouri, A. and Walsh, I. 2006. Risk Management in Practice.  British Society of Criminology Annual Conference, July, Glasgow, UK.

Belton, V., Koulouri, A. and Perdikari, C. (2000) ‘Supporting Decision Making in SMEs using Multicriteria Analysis’.  Presented at the 17th European Conference on Operational Research –EURO XVII (Budapest-Hungary, July 2000).

Belton, V., Koulouri, A. and Perdikari, C. 2000. MCDA in Practice-Decision Support for SMEs. 15th International Conference on Multiple Criteria Decision Making, July, Akara, Turkey.

Belton, V., Koulouri, A. and Perdikari, C. (2000) ‘Sharing and Comparing: A Case Study incorporating Different Approaches to Multicriteria Group Decision Support’.  15th International Conference on Multiple Criteria Decision Making, July, Akara, Turkey.

Hodgkin, J., Belton, V. and Koulouri, A. (2000) ‘Intelligent User Support for the MCDA Analyst – A Case Study’.  15th International Conference on Multiple Criteria Decision Making, July, Akara, Turkey.

Koulouri, A. and Belton, V. (2000) ‘Fuzzy Scoring: From Naïve Users to Practitioners – An Overview of Assessments’.  15th International Conference on Multiple Criteria Decision Making, July, Akara, Turkey.

Reports

Koulouri A. 2002. Childcare Staff and Business Development:  A Guide to the Support provided by Local Enterprise Companies across Scotland.  With Ministerial foreword.  Launched at the Seminar for Local Enterprise Companies and Childcare Partnerships (Perth-UK, November 2002).

Koulouri A. 2002. Working with Local Enterprise Companies for the Development of the Childcare Sector:  Findings and Recommendations.  Submitted to the Scottish Executive (November 2002).

More Information

Funding

The Erasmus+ Programme grant (EURO 60,750), for staff mobility for internationalisation via collaborative projects in teaching and training with a partner university in Kazakhstan – KIMEP University.  Drafted an application and will serve as key person for implementation (together with Dr Nikolai Mouraviev) (June 2018 to September 2019).

The Erasmus+ Programme grant (EURO 51,220) for staff mobility for internationalisation via collaborative projects in teaching and training with two partner universities in Ukraine – Kiev National Economics University and Kremenchuk Mykhailo Ostrohradskyi National University. Drafted an application and will serve as key person for implementation (together with Dr Nikolai Mouraviev) (June 2018 to September 2019).

The Erasmus+ Programme grant (EURO 60,750), for staff mobility for internationalisation via collaborative projects in teaching and training with partner universities in Russia.  Drafted an application and will serve as key person for implementation (together with Dr Nikolai Mouraviev) (June 2018 to September 2019).

ESRC Festival of Social Science (£900) to organise a workshop in partnership with St Leonards School, Fife entitled "Hidden Figures: Race and gender equality through time" (togather with Dr Nikolai Mouraviev (St Andrews-UK, 6 November 2018).

British Council Researcher Links Grant (£1,500) to participate in a workshop on "Sustainable Energy and Climate Change in Russia: Policies, discourses and narratives" (Nottigham-UK, November 2018).

The Erasmus+ Programme grant (EURO 58,000), for staff mobility for internationalisation via collaborative projects in teaching and training with a partner university in Kazakhstan – Eurasian Technological University.  Drafted an application and will serve as key person for implementation (together with Dr Nikolai Mouraviev) (June 2017 to September 2018).

The Erasmus+ Programme grant (EURO 47,000) for staff mobility for internationalisation via collaborative projects in teaching and training with two partner universities in Ukraine – Kiev National Economics University and Kremenchuk Mykhailo Ostrohradskyi National University. Drafted an application and will serve as key person for implementation (together with Dr Nikolai Mouraviev) (June 2017 to September 2018).

British Council Researcher Links Travel Grant (£3,872) to conduct an individual research project on the role of Higher Education in clean energy promotion and policy development in Kazakhstan (received February 2016, research conducted June 2016-May 2017).

British Council Researcher Links Grant (£44,200) to conduct a 5-day workshop, on behalf of the DBS, on "Energy security: Sustainable management of natural resources".  Drafted and submitted application, involved in organising and delivering the workshop (together with Dr Nikolai Mouraviev) (received February 2016, workshop took place in June/July 2016).

British Council Researcher Links Grant (£44,200) to conduct a 5-day workshop, on behalf of the DBS, on "Management of innovation in the agricultural sector".  Drafted and submitted application, involved in organising and delivering the workshop (together with Dr Nikolai Mouraviev) (received February 2016, workshop took place in November 2016).

British Council Researcher Links Grant (£1,500) to participate in a workshop on "Renewable energy technology: Future, opportunity, and challenges for the UK and Turkey" (Istanbul-Turkey, April 2016).

University of Strathclyde Strategic Workshops in Data Science, funded through ESRC Institutional Grant (£2,675): Grant to organise a workshop on “Policing and Data Science: Challenges and opportunities” with Prof Alec Morton, University of Strathclyde (received December 2015, workshop took place in February 2016).

British Council Researcher Links Grant (£1,500) to participate in a workshop on "Development of disaster resilient coastal communities to enhance economic development and social welfare" (Bandung-Indonesia, October/November 2015).

British Council Researcher Links Grant (£1,500) to participate in a workshop on “Promotion of clean energy in resource-rich countries: case study of Kazakhstan” (Astana-Kazakhstan,August 2015).

Scottish Funding Council Innovation Voucher Scheme (£5,000) to conduct the project “Regional business development research: The Aero Space Centre case”, with Dr Alex Avramenko, Dundee Business School (May 2015).

University of Strathclyde Seed Funding (£1,500) for the project “Demand-driven resource allocation for predictive policing” with Dr Wei Yang, University of Strathclyde (May 2015).

Outwith academia, I have worked on projects funded by Scottish Enterprise and the Scottish Executive.

Esteem

I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (2014) and member of the following bodies:

• Regional Studies Association
• International Society of Multiple Criteria Decision Making
• Decision Analysis special interest group under the auspices of the Operational Research Society
• Euro Working Group on MCDA
• Scottish Institute of Policing Research (SIPR)
• British Academy of Management

I was a Visiting Professor at the Eurasian Technological University in Almaty, Kazakhstan, June-December 2017.

Knowledge Exchange

I was the Chair and Organiser of the DBS Research Seminars between 2013 and 2016, inviting prominent academics at the forefront of their field to present their work to Dundee Business School (DBS) staff and PhD students.  

Over this period speakers included: Prof David Heald (University of Aberdeen), Prof David Ulph (University of St Andrews), Prof Matthias Klaes (University of Dundee), Prof Frans de Vries (University of Stirling), Tommy Jacks (Fish & Richardson, Austin-Texas), Prof Patrick Dawson (University of Aberdeen), Prof Natasha Mauthner (University of Aberdeen), Laura Jacks (Laura Jacks Mediation and Arbitration, Austin-Texas), and Prof Tim Barmby (University of Aberdeen).

Outreach

In November 2018, together with Dr Nikolai Mouraviev, I organised and run -in partnership with St Leonards School in St Andrews- an event as part of the ESRC's Festival of Social Science. The event was entitled "Hidden Figures: Race and gender equality through time".

In May 2015, I served as an external panel member at a validation event for undergraduate and postgraduate programmes for the Queen's Margaret University in Edinburgh.  The programmes are to be delivered by the Athens Metropolitan College in Greece. 

 

As a Lecturer at the Dundee Business School, I am readily involved with local businesses and organisations, supporting their decision making processes.  If your business/organisation is faced with an important decision and you need help to reach a well thought-through and informed choice, please get in touch.

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