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Salford Business School

Martin Barber

Senior Lecturer in Operations Management & Associate Director of Admissions


Martin joined the University from the electronics industry where he was an Engineering Manager.  He joined the School of Engineering as a Lecturer where he also undertook a number of consultancy projects through SUBS.

He then moved into Salford Business School where he progressed to Undergraduate Programme Director for the suite of  8  Business degrees.  He recently has moved across as Associate Director of Admissions and regularly visits placement students to maintain industrial contacts.



Module Leader : Operatoins Management

Module Leader : Entrepreneurial Project

Visiting Lecturer on Placement Year



Research Interests

Operations Management
Discrete Event Simulation :  Business Simulaton Games

Qualifications and Memberships

BSc (Hons)


Barber M S and Durie P, 2008, ‘Simulation Modelling of Airport
Passenger Departures’, Operationsal Research Society
Simaltion Workshop Proceedings, Birmingham, ISBN
0903440415, pages 55-60

Barber MS and Durie P, 2007, Simulation Modelling of Airport
Passenger Operations: An Improvement Case Study, Industrial
Simulation Conference, Delft, ISBN 978-90-77381-34-1, pages

Barber, M S & Bonfield, T 2003, 'A multiple-perspective design advisory system for use in the layout design of printed circuit board assemblies ', IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON ELECTRONICS PACKAGING MANUFACTURING 2003.