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Department of Management

Dr Esmaeil Khedmati Morasae

Dr Esmaeil Khedmati Morasae

Research Fellow in Operational Research

 Building:One CSAM office


Building:One,  University of Exeter, Rennes Drive,  Exeter,  EX4 4ST, UK


I hold a Ph.D. in Management Science and do research and teach in areas related to healthcare, business management, sustainability, and circular economy using systems thinking/dynamics and analytics/statistics methods. 


  • MSc in Management Science
  • PhD in Management Science


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Research interests

  • Healthcare
  • Business management (HR)
  • Circular economy/sustainability
  • Systems thinking/dynamics
  • Analytics/statistics

Research grants

  • 2023 NERC
    NERC Cross-disciplinary Research for Discovery Science (Tackling plastic pollution through interdisciplinary research: a system thinking lens)(Co-PI: Morasae E);
  • 2023 NIHR
    NIHR Mental Health Early Career Researcher Development Fellowship Funding: Researching patient safety in a healthcare system (participatory modelling), Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust (Liverpool), £14,456 (Co-PI: Morasae E);
  • 2020 NIHR
    Safe and effective gradual reduction (tapering) of opioids in people with chronic non-cancer pain: systematic review of effects, barriers and facilitators and inequalities to inform service design in the NHS (£182,283.13) (Co-PI: Morasae E);


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Journal articles

Jeanes E, Derbyshire D, Khedmati-Morasae E, Reh S, Rogers M (In Press). Employer-focused interventions targeting disability employment: a systematic review. Social Science & Medicine
Khedmati Morasae E, Ebrahimi T, Mealy P, Coyle D, Di Clemente R (In Press). Place-Based Pathologies: Economic Complexity Drives COVID-19 Outcomes in UK Local Authorities. SSRN Electronic Journal
Hsu W-T, Petavratzi E, Zils M, Einarsson S, Morasae EK, Lysaght O, Hopkinson P (2024). Mapping the flows and stocks of permanent magnets rare earth elements for powering a circular economy in the UK. Sustainable Production and Consumption, 47, 37-46.
Khedmati Morasae E, Derbyshire DW, Amini P, Ebrahimi T (2024). Social determinants of spatial inequalities in COVID-19 outcomes across England: a multiscale geographically weighted regression analysis. SSM - Population Health, 25, 101621-101621.
Abu-Bakar H, Charnley F, Hopkinson P, Morasae EK (2024). Towards a typological framework for circular economy roadmaps: a comprehensive analysis of global adoption strategies. Journal of Cleaner Production, 434
Yazdi-Feyzabadi V, Khedmati Morasae E, Delavari S (2023). Implications of COVID-19 for Public Health Theory and Praxis from a Complex Systems Perspective. International Journal of Health Policy and Management, 12(1).
Hassan SM, Worsley J, Nolan L, Fearon N, Ring A, Shelton J, McEgan D, Yameen F, Khedmati EM, Kullu C, et al (2022). An exploration of young people’s, parent/carers’, and professionals’ experiences of a voluntary sector organisation operating a Youth Information, Advice, and Counselling (YIAC) model in a disadvantaged area. BMC Health Services Research, 22(1). Abstract.
Khedmati Morasae E, Rose TC, Gabbay M, Buckels L, Morris C, Poll S, Goodall M, Barnett R, Barr B (2022). Evaluating the Effectiveness of a Local Primary Care Incentive Scheme: a Difference-in-Differences Study. Med Care Res Rev, 79(3), 394-403. Abstract.  Author URL.
Porroche-Escudero A, Popay J, Ward F, Ahmed S, Akeju D, Cloke J, Gabbay M, Hassan S, Khan K, Khedmati-Morasae E, et al (2021). From fringe to centre-stage: experiences of mainstreaming health equity in a health research collaboration. Health Research Policy and Systems, 19(1). Abstract.
Rezaianzadeh A, Morasae EK, Khalili D, Seif M, Bahramali E, Azizi F, Bagheri P (2021). Predicting the natural history of metabolic syndrome with a Markov-system dynamic model: a novel approach. BMC Medical Research Methodology, 21(1). Abstract.
Maroufizadeh S, Navid B, Alizadeh A, Amini P, Almasi-Hashiani A, Mohammadi M, Khedmati Morasae E, Omani-Samani R (2021). Risk of gestational diabetes mellitus following assisted reproductive technology: systematic review and meta-analysis of 59 cohort studies. Journal of Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal Medicine, 34(16), 2731-2740. Abstract.
Khalili D, Bagheri P, Seif M, Rezaianzadeh A, Morasae EK, Bahramali E, Azizi F (2021). The dynamics of metabolic syndrome development from its isolated components among Iranian adults: findings from 17 years of the Tehran lipid and glucose study (TLGS). Journal of Diabetes and Metabolic Disorders, 20(1), 95-105. Abstract.
Bagheri P, Khalil D, Seif M, Khedmati Morasae E, Bahramali E, Azizi F, Rezaianzadeh A (2021). The dynamics of metabolic syndrome development from its isolated components among iranian children and adolescents: Findings from 17 Years of the Tehran Lipid and Glucose Study (TLGS). Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome: Clinical Research and Reviews, 15(1), 99-108. Abstract.
Saini P, Hassan SM, Morasae EK, Goodall M, Giebel C, Ahmed S, Pearson A, Harper LM, Cloke J, Irvine J, et al (2021). The value of involving patients and public in health services research and evaluation: a qualitative study. Research Involvement and Engagement, 7(1). Abstract.
Mohammadi M, Khedmati Morasae E, Maroufizadeh S, Almasi-Hashiani A, Navid B, Amini P, Omani-Samani R, Alizadeh A (2020). Assisted reproductive technology and the risk of gestational diabetes mellitus: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Middle East Fertility Society Journal, 25(1). Abstract.
Hashemi SM, Yousefichaijan P, Salehi B, Almasi-Hashiani A, Rafiei M, Zahedi S, Khedmati Morasae E, Maghsoudlou F (2020). Comparison of child abuse history in patients with and without functional abdominal pain: a case-control study. BMC Psychiatry, 20(1). Abstract.
Ward F, Popay J, Porroche-Escudero A, Akeju D, Ahmed S, Cloke J, Khan K, Hassan S, Khedmati-Morasae E (2020). Mainstreaming public involvement in a complex research collaboration: a theory-informed evaluation. Health Expectations, 23(4), 910-918. Abstract.
Amini-Rarani M, Khedmati Morasae E, Pashaei T, Moeeni M (2020). Redemption from plight: a qualitative study on reasons behind treatment decisions among Iranian male opioid users. Substance Abuse: Treatment, Prevention, and Policy, 15(1). Abstract.
Omani-Samani R, Alizadeh A, Almasi-Hashiani A, Mohammadi M, Maroufizadeh S, Navid B, Khedmati Morasae E, Amini P (2020). Risk of preeclampsia following assisted reproductive technology: systematic review and meta-analysis of 72 cohort studies. Journal of Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal Medicine, 33(16), 2826-2840. Abstract.
Hassan SM, Giebel C, Morasae EK, Rotheram C, Mathieson V, Ward D, Reynolds V, Price A, Bristow K, Kullu C, et al (2020). Social prescribing for people with mental health needs living in disadvantaged communities: the Life Rooms model. BMC Health Services Research, 20(1). Abstract.
Almasi-Hashiani A, Omani-Samani R, Mohammadi M, Amini P, Navid B, Alizadeh A, Khedmati Morasae E, Maroufizadeh S (2019). Assisted reproductive technology and the risk of preeclampsia: an updated systematic review and meta-analysis. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 19(1). Abstract.
Almasi-Hashiani A, Abbasi M, Tavakol M, Baigi V, Mohammadi M, Nazari J, Morasae EK, Shadi Y, Taheri M (2019). Decomposing socioeconomic inequality in health literacy in Iran: a concentration index approach. International Journal of Preventive Medicine, 10(1). Abstract.
Amini-Rarani M, Rashidian A, Bayati M, Khedmati Morasae E (2019). Estimation of a neonatal health production function for iran: Secondary analysis of Iran’s multiple indicator demographic and Health Survey 2010. Iranian Journal of Public Health, 48(8), 1488-1495. Abstract.
Jabbari Beyrami H, Doshmangir L, Ahmadi A, Asghari Jafarabadi M, Khedmati Morasae E, Gordeev VS (2019). Impact of rural Family Physician programme on maternal and child health indicators in Iran: an interrupted time series analysis. BMJ Open, 9(1). Abstract.
Loghmani L, Saedi N, Omani-Samani R, Safiri S, Sepidarkish M, Maroufizadeh S, Esmailzadeh A, Shokrpour M, Khedmati Morasae E, Almasi-Hashiani A, et al (2019). Tubal ligation and endometrial Cancer risk: a global systematic review and meta-analysis. BMC Cancer, 19(1). Abstract.
Rarani MA, Shadi Y, Rashedi V, Morasae EK (2019). What has Iran achieved in under-five mortality in terms of equity and efficiency in the past decades?. Public Health, 166, 128-139. Abstract.
Omani-Samani R, Almasi-Hashiani A, Safiri S, Rezaeinejad M, Shokri F, Khedmati Morasae E, Maroufizadeh S, Sepidarkish M (2019). Why caesarean is more unequally concentrated among better-off people in Tehran? a concentration index decomposition approach. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 73(2), 182-187. Abstract.
Rafiey H, Rarani MA, Alipour F, Rouhi N, Morasae EK (2018). Assessment of women's empowerment: an exploratory study to develop a valid and reliable Persian-version tool. Health Care for Women International, 39(10), 1110-1122. Abstract.
Omani-Samani R, Mansournia MA, Almasi-Hashiani A, Sepidarkish M, Safiri S, Khedmati Morasae E, Amini Rarani M (2018). Decomposition of socioeconomic inequalities in preterm deliveries in Tehran, Iran. International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics, 140(1), 87-92. Abstract.
Raza O, Lodhi FS, Morasae EK, Majdzadeh R (2018). Differential achievements in childhood immunization across geographical regions of Pakistan: Analysis of wealth-related inequality. International Journal for Equity in Health, 17(1). Abstract.
Shadi Y, Lotfi MH, Nedjat S, Amini Rarani M, Khedmati Morasae E (2018). Explaining Unequal Levels of Social Capital in Tehran. Social Indicators Research, 140(1), 243-265. Abstract.
Omani-Samani R, Amini Rarani M, Sepidarkish M, Khedmati Morasae E, Maroufizadeh S, Almasi-Hashiani A (2018). Socioeconomic inequality of unintended pregnancy in the Iranian population: a decomposition approach. BMC Public Health, 18(1). Abstract.
Amini Rarani M, Rashidian A, Khosravi A, Arab M, Abbasian E, Khedmati Morasae E (2017). Changes in socio-economic inequality in neonatal mortality in Iran between 1995-2000 and 2005-2010: an Oaxaca decomposition analysis. International Journal of Health Policy and Management, 6(4), 219-228. Abstract.
Alizadeh A, Morasae EK, Almasi-Hashiani A (2017). Methodological and statistical issues related to analysis of survival. The Lancet HIV, 4(8).
Ayubi E, Sani M, Safiri S, Khedmati Morasae E, Almasi-Hashiani A, Nazarzadeh M (2017). Socioeconomic Determinants of Inequality in Smoking Stages: a Distributive Analysis on a Sample of Male High School Students. American Journal of Men's Health, 11(4), 1162-1168. Abstract.
Almasi-Hashiani A, Sepidarkish M, Safiri S, Morasae EK, Shadi Y, Omani-Samani R (2017). Understanding determinants of unequal distribution of stillbirth in Tehran, Iran: a concentration index decomposition approach. BMJ Open, 7(5). Abstract.
Rezaei M, Rashedi V, Khedmati Morasae E (2016). A Persian version of Geriatric Oral Health Assessment Index. Gerodontology, 33(3), 335-341. Abstract.
Rezaei M, Rashedi V, Morasae EK (2016). Reading skills in Persian deaf children with cochlear implants and hearing aids. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology, 89, 1-5. Abstract.
Jamshidi E, Morasae EK, Shahandeh K, Majdzadeh R, Seydali E, Aramesh K, Abknar NL (2014). Ethical considerations of community-based participatory research: Contextual underpinnings for developing countries. International Journal of Preventive Medicine, 5(10), 1328-1336. Abstract.
Rashedi V, Morasae EK (2014). P055: Depression and cognition state of older adults resorting to day care centers: are they related?. European Geriatric Medicine, 5
Morasae EK, Rashedi V (2014). P183: Systems and complexity thinking in geriatrics and gerontology. European Geriatric Medicine, 5
Joushin MK, Saghafipour A, Noroozi M, Soori H, Morasae EK (2013). Epidemiology of Accidents and Traumas in Qom Province in 2010. Archives of Trauma Research, 2(3), 113-117.
Amini Rarani M, Rafiye H, Khedmati Morasae E (2013). Social health status in Iran: an empirical study. Iranian Journal of Public Health, 42(2), 206-214. Abstract.
Almasi-Hashiani A, Zareifar S, Karimi M, Khedmati E, Mohammadbeigi A (2013). Survival rate of childhood leukemia in Shiraz, Southern Iran. Iranian Journal of Pediatrics, 23(1), 53-59. Abstract.
Rashedi V, Rezaei M, Khedmati Morasae E, Weisi F (2013). Types of disability in children and maternal depressive symptoms: is there any relationship?. International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation, 20(10), 495-500. Abstract.
Morasae EK, LarI MA, Forouzan AS, Majdzadeh R, Mirheidari M, Nabavi S (2012). Avoidable socioeconomic inequality in mental health distribution in Tehran: Concentration Index standardization approach. Journal of North Khorasan University of Medical Sciences, 4(3), 311-320.
Almasi-Hashiani A, Rajaeefard A, Hassanzade J, Salahi H, Mehrabani D, Khedmati E (2012). Graft survival rate in pediatric renal transplantation: a single center experience. Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences, 28(5). Abstract.
Karami M, Masumi Asl H, Mohammadin M, Raeofi H, Saghafipour A, Noroozi M, Khedmati E (2012). Qom cholera outbreak in 2011: Influential and determinant factors. Iranian Journal of Epidemiology, 8(3), 84-92. Abstract.
Morasae EK, Forouzan AS, Asadi-Lari M, Majdzadeh R (2012). Revealing mental health status in Iran's capital: Putting equity and efficiency together. , 75(3), 531-537. Abstract.
Almasi-Hashiani A, Zarei-Far S, Khedmati E (2012). Risk factors of leukemia relapse among iranian under-15 year's children (2004-2009). Middle East Journal of Scientific Research, 12(3), 311-316. Abstract.
Mehrabani D, Almasi-Hashiani A, Moshfeghi K, Khedmati E (2012). Srvival rate and its predictors in colorectal cancer patients, southern iran. Middle East Journal of Scientific Research, 12(8), 1072-1077. Abstract.
Morasae EK, Forouzan AS, Majdzadeh R, Asadi-Lari M, Noorbala AA, Hosseinpoor AR (2012). Understanding determinants of socioeconomic inequality in mental health in Iran's capital, Tehran: a concentration index decomposition approach. International Journal for Equity in Health, 11(1). Abstract.
Hassanzadeh J, Hashiani AA, Rajaeefard A, Salahi H, Khedmati E, Kakaei F, Nikeghbalian S, Malek-Hossein A (2010). Long-term survival of living donor renal transplants: a single center study. Indian Journal of Nephrology, 20(4), 179-184. Abstract.

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External Engagement and Impact

External positions

Publicity Chair for OR Society Simulation Workshops (Simulation Workshop - The OR Society)

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  • Business Analytics
  • HR Analytics
  • Systems Thinking/Dynamics
  • Circular Economy
  • Statistics for Management and Business
  • Module lead for BEMM464



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