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Dr Salimeh Pour Mohammad

Dr Salimeh Pour Mohammad

Senior Lecturer and Programme Director for MSc Business Analytics

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Salimeh Pour Mohammad joined the University of Exeter Business School in September 2021. She is working in the Analytics and Operations Management group in the Business School. She is a Senior Lecturer in Business Analytics and the Programme Director of MSc Business Analytics.

Prior to Joining the University of Exeter, Salimeh worked as a lecturer for UG and PG programs at the University of West London Business School (2020 – 2021) where she managed business and management courses in three international campuses (London, UAE, China, and Cyprus) from the London campus. Prior to that Salimeh has worked as a lecturer and as a lead tutor at The University of Hull (2016 – 2019). She has also supervised MBA dissertations. With growing teaching experience, Salimeh has become a Fellow of HEA (FHEA) in 2018. Prior to her academic career, Salimeh worked in management roles in private sectors. Her industry experience in the UK was in the capacity of service quality management in social and healthcare organisations. Internationally, she has worked as an international business analyst in manufacturing industry for business operations management working with suppliers from Germany, Italy, and China.   

Salimeh’s PhD research was completed in 2019, at The University of Hull, specialising in Social Networks Analytics, Knowledge Sharing, Leadership Development, Soft-OR, and Systemic Interventions. She adopts a mixed methods approach to research complex problems in organizations and in society. Salimeh also holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) and a first-class BSc. in Pure Mathematics. With this educational background, she endeavours to use Quantitative Methods skillset in areas such as HRM/OB where HR/People Analytics emerges.   


Research interests

My current research focuses on Behavioural-OR. I am interested in Soft-OR processes and underlying mechanisms that facilitates the leadership development. I am exploring communities and information/knowledge sharing networks for this purpose. I am also interested in new methods for measuring the “extent” of leadership development. Such methods can be qualitative and/or quantitative or a combination of both. 

  • Behavioural-OR
  • HR Analytics
  • Combining Hard-OR and Soft-OR
  • Strategic Management 
  • Complexity Management
  • Network Theory
  • Human Resource Management
  • Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
  • Leadership Development
  • Systemic Interventions

Research projects

I am currently working on a research paper related to Soft-OR.

I am happy to supervise PhD, MBA and MSc students with their dissertations and thesis.

Awards and Honours

  • Outstanding Performance Award at University of Exeter Business School (2021-2022)
  • Star Award Nomination at University of West London (2020 - 21)
  • Best Tutor at Hull University Business School (2018 - 2019)
  • Fellowship of Higher Education Academy (FHEA)

My teaching style is based on a systemic teaching, learning and assessment approach that I developed while studying my PhD at the Centre of Systems Studies at The University of Hull. I consider each module as a system-in-focus and apply some of the second-order cybernetics principles and the science of effective organisations (the viable system model) to facilitated students’ learning. I employ recursive performance improvement at individuals, teams, and module level. In this approach students learn the topics and also learn how to learn through enacting primary and meta-systemic tasks embedded within teaching, learning and assessment processes. This approach had proven to increase students’ motivations as well as their participations and performance. 

Modules (2021 -2022):

  • BEM2031 – Introduction to Business Analytics
  • BEMM457 – Topics in Business Analytics
  • BEMM464 – Strategic and HR Analytics