• Dr Eldabi is a senior lecturer at Brunel Business School, Brunel University, UK and the Director of the PhD without Residence Programme. He has Ph.D. in Simulation Modelling. Since late 90s Dr Eldabi has published over a 100 articles in highly accredited journals and refereed conferences. He has successfully supervised and graduated 15 PhD students. He led and co-investigated several research projects with ranges amounting to more than a £1M. His consulting expertise includes: Developing a modelling approach to enable stakeholder engagement, modelling to identify bottlenecks, modelling to support A&E departments, brainstorming sessions to identify information requirements. Dr Eldabi has led a number of international collaborative projects by UNDP (United Nations Development Programme) and the UK.


Areas of research interests:

  • Simulation Modelling in Healthcare Management and Analysis
  • Business Process Simulation
  • Systems Thinking
  • Process Based Information Systems


Dr. Tillal Abdellatif Eldabi Research



  • Research Methods
  • Simulation


  1. Sharif, A., M., Alshawi, S. N., Kamal, M, Eldabi, T., and Mazhar, A. (2014) Exploring the role of supplier relationship management for sustainable operations: an OR perspective, Journal of the Operational Research Society, online since 13 November 2013 doi:10.1057/jors.2013.145.
  2. Jahangirian, M., Naseer, A., Stergioulas, L. K., Young, T., Eldabi, T., Brailsford, S. Patel, B., and Harper, P. (2012) Simulation in health-care: lessons from other sectors, Operational Research an International Journal, online since 14 October 2010: DOI: 10.1007/s12351-010-0089-8.
  3. Jahangirian, M., Eldabi, T, Naseer, A., Stergioulas, L. K., Young, T., (2010) Simulation in Manufacturing and Business: a Review, European Journal of Operational Research, vol. 203, pp 1-13. doi:10.1016/j.ejor.2009.06.004 (the 5th hottest paper (out of top 25) in ScienceDirect Decision Science category for 2009 (September – December) – (
  4. Naseer, A., Eldabi, T., and Young, T. P. (2010) RIGHT: A Toolkit for Selecting Healthcare Modelling Methods, Journal of Simulation, vol. 4(1), pp2-13; doi:10.1057/jos.2009.19.
  5. Taylor, S. J. E., Eldabi, T., Riley, G., Paul, R. J., and Pidd, M., (2009) Simulation Modelling is 50 Do we need a reality check? Journal of the Operational Research Society. vol. 60(SUPPL. 1), pp S69-S82. doi:10.1057/jors.2008.196.
  6. Eatock, J. and Eldabi, T. (2009) Incorporating Remote Visits into an Outpatient Clinic, Journal of Simulation, vol. 3(3), pp 179-188.
  7. Eldabi, T., Paul, R. J., and Young, T., (2007) Simulation Modelling in Healthcare: Reviewing Legacies and Investigating Futures, Journal of the Operational Research Society, vol. 58(2), pp 262 – 270. doi:10.1057/palgrave.jors.2602222
  8. Al-Yaseen, H., Eldabi, T., Lees, D. Y., and Paul, R. J., (2006) Operational Use evaluation of IT investments: An Investigation into Potential Benefits, European Journal of Operational Research, vol. 173(3), pp 1000 – 1011. doi:10.1016/j.ejor.2005.07.001
  9. Baldwin, L. P., Eldabi, T., and Paul, R. J. (2005) Business Process Design: flexible modelling with multiple levels of detail, Business Process Modelling Journal, vol. 11(1), pp 22 – 36.
  10. Baldwin, L. P., Eldabi, T., and Paul, R. J. (2004) Simulation In Healthcare Management: A Soft Approach (MAPIU), Simulation Modelling Practice and Theory, vol. 12 (7/8), pp 541 – 557.
  11. Eldabi, T., Irani, Z., Paul, R. J, and Love, P. E. D. (2002) Quantitative and Qualitative Decision-Making Methods in Simulation Modelling, Management Decision, vol. 40 (1 & 2), pp 64 – 73.
  12. Eldabi, T., Paul, R. J., and Taylor, S. J., (2000) Simulating Economic Factors in Adjuvant Breast Cancer Treatment, Journal of the Operational Research Society, vol. 51 (4), pp 465 – 475.