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Dr Tillal Eldabi

Professor (BA & DI)

Faculty/Dept/School School of Management
(Faculty of Management, Law and Social Sciences)
Telephone +441274 232406


Professor Tillal Eldabi holds PhD and MSc in Simulation Modelling and BSc in Econometrics and Social Statistics. He has published over 100 articles in highly accredited journals and conferences and successfully supervising and graduating 18 doctoral students. Over a period of 20 years, his main research area was focussing on the use of Simulation Modelling to solve healthcare problems. He developed tailormade modelling packages to support health economists and clinicians to decide on the best treatment programmes. Other works include modelling approaches to enable stakeholders’ engagement and modelling A&E departments. More recently his works focused on developing frameworks for Hybrid Simulation for modelling complex systems with special emphasis on healthcare systems. Professor Eldabi has led and co-investigated several research projects worth more than a £2 million where he gained funding from national and international research councils such as EPSRC (UK), Qatar National Foundations, British Council, and UNDP – all related to modelling healthcare and Higher Education enhancement. He is the cofounder of the Simulation Workshop UK and the Hybrid Simulation Track at Winter Simulation Conference. Professor Eldabi led the development and management of the PhD without Residence Programme at Ahlia University – Bahrain. It graduated more than 60 doctoral students, where 45% of them are female, the highest rate of gender parity the Gulf region as evidence of capacity building in diversity and inclusivity. Professor Eldabi also developed two innovative programmes: MBA in healthcare and BSc in Business Analytics.


Discrete Event Simulation

Hybrid Simulation

Simulation in Healthcare Management

Business Analytics


Year Module code Title Subject
OIM7514-ASimulation Modelling

Professional activities

  • Bradford DBA Programme Lead


TitleTowards a framework for evaluating the costs and benefits of simulation modelling in healthcare (2023)
AuthorsSoorapanth S.;Eldabi T.;Young T.
JournalJournal of the Operational Research Society
TitleThe impact of social media on the performance of microfinance institutions in developing countries: a quantitative approach (2021)
AuthorsDaowd A.;Kamal M.M.;Eldabi T.;Hasan R.;Missi F.;Dey B.L.
JournalInformation Technology and People
TitleFactors affecting eWOM credibility, information adoption and purchase intention on Generation Y: a case from Thailand (2020)
AuthorsDaowd A.;Hasan R.;Eldabi T.;Rafi-ul-Shan P.M.;Cao D.;Kasemsarn N.
JournalJournal of Enterprise Information Management
TitleHybrid simulation modelling in operational research: A state-of-the-art review (2019)
AuthorsBrailsford S.C.;Eldabi T.;Kunc M.;Mustafee N.;Osorio A.F.
JournalEuropean Journal of Operational Research
TitleGraduates employability skills: A review of literature against market demand (2018)
AuthorsOsmani M.;Weerakkody V.;Hindi N.;Eldabi T.
JournalJournal Of Education For Business
TitleLocalising Professional Skills Development Strategies in the GCC: Research and Policy Considerations for Qatar (2015)
AuthorsWeerakkody, Vishanth J.P.; Al-Esmail, R.; Hindi, N.M.; Osmani, M.; Irani, Zahir; Eldabi, T.
TitleIdentifying the trends and impact of graduate attributes on employability: a literature review (2015)
AuthorsOsmani, M.; Weerakkody, Vishanth J.P.; Hindi, N.; Al Esmail, R.; Eldabi, T.; Kapoor, K.; Irani, Zahir
TitleExploring the role of supplier relationship management for sustainable operations: an OR perspective (2014)
AuthorsSharif, Amir M.; Alshawi, S.; Kamal, M.M.; Eldabi, T.; Mazhar, A.
JournalJournal of the Operational Research Society
TitleA rapid review method for extremely large corpora of literature: Applications to the domains of modelling, simulation, and management (2011)
AuthorsJahangirian M.;Eldabi T.;Garg L.;Jun G.T.;Naseer A.;Patel B.;Stergioulas L.;Young T.
JournalInternational Journal of Information Management
TitleRIGHT: A toolkit for selecting healthcare modelling methods (2010)
AuthorsNaseer A.;Eldabi T.;Young T.P.
JournalJournal of Simulation
TitleSimulation in manufacturing and business: A review (2010)
AuthorsJahangirian M.;Eldabi T.;Naseer A.;Stergioulas L.K.;Young T.
JournalEuropean Journal of Operational Research
TitleA comprehensive literature review of the ERP research field over a decade (2010)
AuthorsSchlichter B.R.;Kraemmergaard P.
JournalJournal of Enterprise Information Management
TitleSimulation modelling is 50 Do we need a reality check? (2009)
AuthorsTaylor S.J.E.;Eldabi T.;Riley G.;Paul R.J.;Pidd M.
JournalJournal of the Operational Research Society
TitleJournal of the Operational Research Society (2007)
AuthorsEldabi T.;Paul R.J.;Young T.
JournalJournal of the Operational Research Society
Title Author(s)
Skills and attributes of it graduates: Evidence from employer's perspective (2016)Osmani M.;Hindi N.;Al-Esmail R.;Weerakkody V.;Kapoor K.;Eldabi T.