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Dr Khadija Tahera

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Professional biography

I am a lecturer in Operations and Supply Chain Management in the Department of People and Organisation, in Business School.  Before joining the Open University, I worked as a Lecturer and then a Senior Lecturer in the School of Computing and Engineering at the University of Huddersfield. I have also worked at Cranfield University as a researcher and the University of the Arts London as a consultant.

I have completed a PhD in  “the role of testing in the Engineering design processes” in the Department of Engineering and Innovation at The Open University. I have earned two MSc degrees, one in Astronautics and Space Engineering from Cranfield University, UK and the other from Lulea University of Technology, Sweden, under the Erasmus Mundus Joint European Masters Programme. I have a BSc in Computer Engineering.

Research interests

  • Analysing and improving product design and development processes
  • Analysing and improving product development and testing processes
  • Process modelling and analysis
  • System engineering processes
  • Project management
  • Risk management
  • Operations and Production management
  • Lean manufacturing

Teaching interests

B872 Creating and Sustaining Value 

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