Dr. Ashley Carreras has more than 30 years’ lecturing and research experience in Higher Education. His consultancy work has seen him work with a range of organisations in the development of their strategic plans including; multinational enterprises, national enterprises and small to medium enterprises Using a variety of techniques including: Cognitive and Causal Mapping, SODA and Journey Marking, Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis MCDA, Risk Analysis, Soft Systems Methods and Strategic Choice Analysis .(e.g. PepsiCo International, Tata Steel, Oasis Health Care, DEFRA, Atkins, PAHO, Dental Laboratory Association, DSTL, Insights, Food Standards Agency, NHS Premier Security Services, Flexpress, Norfolk Constabulary, Leicester Probation Service, Braunstone Community Association, Black Country Asian Business Association, and the East Midlands Chamber of Commerce). This work has provided the empirical evidence for his developing research in multi-criteria decision analysis and problem structuring methods. His PhD, from the University of Leicester, considered the theoretical framework of decision making in the context of future plans and reciprocal behaviour. This has led him into the research of collective decision making based upon his experience in consultancy. He is a regular contributor to international conferences and was local chair for the Group Decision and Negotiation conference 2019 held at Loughborough University.
His previous positions Include
Director of Executive Education, School of Business and Economics, Loughborough University, (UK)
Head of Undergraduate and Post Graduate Studies, School of Business and Law, De Montfort University (UK)
Senior Lecturer in Quantitative methods School of Business, Kingston University, (UK)
He has held visiting positions at the University of Leicester (UK) and Warwick University (UK) along with a sabbatical visiting position at Grand Valley State University in Michigan USA. He is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and has delivered executive classes in Belarus, Botswana, Hong Kong, Singapore, France, Malaysia and Spain.