• United Kingdom

1994 …2020

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Personal profile

Personal Statement

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.


Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Cambridge

Master of Science, Lancaster University

Bachelor of Science, University of Durham

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Research Output

Utilizing ecosystem service classifications in multi-criteria decision analysis – Experiences of peat extraction case in Finland

Mustajoki, J., Saarikoski, H., Belton, V., Hjerppe, T. & Marttunen, M., 1 Feb 2020, In : Ecosystem Services. 41, 11 p., 101049.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Collaborative management of ecosystem services in natural parks based on AHP and PROMETHEE

    Segura, M., Maroto, C., Belton, V., Ginestar, C. & Marqués, I., 9 Feb 2019, Multiple Criteria Decision Making and Aiding. Huber, S., Geiger, M. J. & de Almeida, A. T. (eds.). Cham, Switzerland: Springer, p. 231-255 25 p. (International Series in Operations Research and Management Science; vol. 274).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  • Thesis

    Assessing the options : disposal, recycling or re-use of UK legacy radioactive metals and depleted uranium

    Author: Kemp, N., 16 Jun 2015

    Supervisor: Lunn, R. (Supervisor) & Belton, V. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

    Managing schools, managing complexity : using viable system modelling to develop learning capacity

    Author: CAREY, D. J. S., 21 Nov 2014

    Supervisor: Belton, V. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Master's Thesis


    Companion of the UK Operational Research Society

    Valerie Belton (Recipient), 2011

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

  • Activities

    European Journal of Operational Research (Journal)

    Valerie Belton (Guest editor), Tim Bedford (Guest editor), Pisinger David (Guest editor)
    Feb 2018

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesJournal or guest editorship

    External Examiner - MBA Programme

    Valerie Belton (External Examiner)
    2015 → …

    Activity: Examination typesExamination