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Valerie Belton gained degrees in mathematics and operational research (OR) from Durham and Lancaster Universities respectively. She then took up a post with the Civil Aviation Authority, before completing a Doctorate at Cambridge. Prior to joining Strathclyde in 1988 she held a lectureship in the OR Department at the University of Kent.
Val's principal focus of research interest is Multicriteria Decision Analysis (MCDA). This research, which has focused on the theoretically and practically well founded use of MCDA methodologies, has been primarily practice-led. Integration, across MCDA methods and of MCDA with other management science methods and methodologies, is an important theme and underpins her book Multicriteria Decision Analysis: an Integrated Approach (2002), co-authored with Theo Stewart.
Val has been very active in the national and international OR communities throughout her career. In 1980 she was the first woman to be elected to the Council of the UK OR Society and since then has served in many roles, including President of EURO (The European Federation of OR Societies) from 2009-10, President of the UK OR Society (2004-2006) and President of the International Society for MCDM from 2000- 2004.
Doctor of Philosophy, University of Cambridge
Master of Science, Lancaster University
Bachelor of Science, University of Durham
1/10/15 → 1/12/19
Project: Research Studentship - Internally Allocated
Research Output per year
Utilizing ecosystem service classifications in multi-criteria decision analysis – Experiences of peat extraction case in FinlandMustajoki, J., Saarikoski, H., Belton, V., Hjerppe, T. & Marttunen, M., 1 Feb 2020, In : Ecosystem Services. 41, 11 p., 101049.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Chapter
Assessing the options : disposal, recycling or re-use of UK legacy radioactive metals and depleted uraniumAuthor: Kemp, N., 16 Jun 2015
Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis
Supervisor: Belton, V. (Supervisor)
Student thesis: Master's Thesis
Georg Cantor Lifetime Achievement Award of the International Society for Multiple Criteria Decision Making
Valerie Belton (Recipient), 2008
Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)
Activities per year
Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work types › Journal or guest editorship