Sarah Fores

PhD in Operational Research, University of Leeds

Med in Education, Open University

BSc (Hons 2(i)) in Mathematics, University of Leeds

Sarah has extensive academic experience in teaching and administration from over 10 years in The School of Computing at The University of Leeds. Teaching mainly focused on discrete optimisation and theoretical computer science. She was the departmental Senior Undergraduate Admissions Tutor for 10 years, responsible for all aspects of student recruitment. She was also the departmental Examinations Officer, responsible for ensuring that University Codes of Practice were adhered to for teaching and assessment. At University level she contributed to working parties on personal development planning, ethics in teaching, classification techniques, and consolidating processes. She has acted as the project manager on a successful major grant involving Leeds University, Rolls Royce, and Cybula. She has also contributed to the curriculum design of a joint teaching venture between Southwest Jiaotong University and the Faculty of Engineering. Currently Sarah is a self-employed consultant undertaking administrative duties as the Manager of EURO – The Association of European Operational Research Societies. Since 2012 she has also graded AS and A Level Mathematics papers for OCR. Voluntary activities include being Secretary of the Yorkshire and Humberside OR Group.


Sarah’s research interests include public transport crew scheduling and optimisation using techniques such as integer linear programming and heuristics. She reviews papers for the Journal of the Operational Research Society and IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transport Systems.


Fores S, Wäscher G International O.R.: EURO Faces 40. ORMS Today. 2014.

Townend P; Viduto V; Webster D; Djemame K; Lau L; Dimitrova V; Xu J; Fores S; Dibsdale C; Austin J; McAvoy J; Hobson S Risk Assessment and Trust in Services Computing: Applications and Experience in: Proceedings - 2013 IEEE 7th International Conference on Services Computing (SCC), pp.392-399. 2013.

Fores S; Krarup J On the origins of OR and its institutions. Central European Journal of Operations Research, vol. 21, pp.265-275. 2013.

Wren, Anthony, & Fores, Sarah, & Kwan, Ann, & Kwan, Raymond, & Parker, Margaret, & Proll, Les, A Flexible System for Scheduling Drivers, Journal of Scheduling, 6(5): pp. 437-455. Kluwer, Sep 2003.