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Prof Dilek Onkal


Department: Newcastle Business School

Dilek Önkal is Professor of Business Information Systems and Analytics and Head of the Analytics Subject Group at the Newcastle Business School, Northumbria University.  Prof. Önkal received her B.A. (summa cum laude) from Boğaziçi University and her Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota, where she taught prior to joining Bilkent University in 1988. She was an academic visitor at Oxford University Department of Economics (2006-2007) and an associate member of the Nuffield College (2006-2007, 2018); she was a visiting professor at University of Bath (2009-2018) and an Honorary Research Fellow at UCL (2015-2022).  Prof. Önkal previously held positions of Associate Dean of Research and Knowledge Transfer and Professor of Decision and Organisational Science at the Faculty of Management & Law at University of Bradford, Dean of the Faculty of Economics, Administrative and Social Sciences at Bilkent University and Chair of Supply Chain Management and Director of OASIS (Operations and Supply Chain Systems) Research Centre at Brunel Business School, Brunel University.  She was a Director of the IIF (2006-2014),  Editor of International Journal of Forecasting (2015-2019), and Associate Editor of IJF (2002-2015).  Prof. Önkal is currently a member of the Editorial Boards of both Futures and Foresight Science and Forecasting.   She currently serves on Editorial Boards of Futures and Foresight Science and Forecasting.  Dilek is also an Associate Editor of the IMA Journal of Management Mathematics,  a Review Editor of Frontiers in Psychology – Cognition, and a member of the Committee of Professors in Operational Research (COPIOR).   Her research focuses on the role of judgment in forecasting and strengthening the synergies with scenarios and decision making.  Her work has appeared in journals such as Organizational Behaviour and Human Decision Processes, European Journal of Operational Research, Decision Sciences, Risk Analysis, International Journal of Forecasting, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, Decision Support Systems, Judgment and Behavioral Decision Making, Futures and Foresight Science, Journal of Forecasting, Omega, Forecasting, Foresight: The International Journal of Applied Forecasting, Frontiers in Finance and Economics, International Federation of Technical Analysts Journal, and Journal of Business Ethics,  along with various book chapters. She is a reviewer for grant councils such as the Economic & Social Research Council, The British Academy, European Science Foundation. Qatar Research Development and Innovation Council, and Hong Kong Research Grants Council in addition to many psychology, economics and business journals.  Prof. Önkal is a Fellow and Distinguished Researcher of the International Institute of Forecasters and is a member of the Foresight Advisory Board.



Dilek Onkal

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Northumbria University
Newcastle upon Tyne

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  • Behavioral science and the facilitation of extended working lives: A commentary on how behavioral nudges can help counteract workplace ageism, Egdell, V., Salvi, S., Onkal, D. 17 Mar 2023, In: The Journal of Aging and Social Change
  • Developing Techniques to Support Technological Solutions to Disinformation by Analyzing Four Conspiracy Networks During COVID-19, Ahmed, W., Önkal, D., Das, R., Krishnan, S., Olan, F., Hardey, M., Fenton, A. 26 May 2023, In: IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management
  • Increased appreciation of forests and their restorative effects during the COVID-19 pandemic, Pichlerova, M., Výbošťok, J., Önkal, D., Lamatungga, K., Tamatam, D., Marcineková, L., Pichler, V. 1 Mar 2023, In: Ambio
  • Supporting Judgment in Predictive Analytics: Scenarios and Judgmental Forecasts, Önkal, D., Gönül, M., Goodwin, P. 3 Jun 2023, Judgement in Predictive Analytics, Cham, Switzerland, Springer
  • The value of experiments in futures and foresight science: A reply, Derbyshire, J., Dhami, M., Belton, I., Onkal, D. 1 Jun 2023, In: Futures & Foresight Science
  • The value of experiments in futures and foresight science as illustrated by the case of scenario planning, Derbyshire, J., Belton, I., Dhami, M., Onkal, D. 1 Jun 2023, In: Futures & Foresight Science
  • Commentary on Making Forecasting More Trustworthy, Goodwin, P., Gonul, M., Onkal, D. 5 Jul 2022, In: Foresight: The International Journal of Applied Forecasting
  • Do Risky Scenarios Affect Forecasts of Savings and Expenses?, De Baets, S., Onkal, D., Ahmed, W. 21 Feb 2022, In: Forecasting
  • Effects of Multiple Adjustments in Supply Chain Forecasting on Forecast Accuracy, Aruchurnarasa, B., Perera, H., Onkal, D. 13 Jul 2022, International Symposium on Forecasting Abstracts
  • Forecasting: theory and practice, Petropoulos, F., Apiletti, D., Assimakopoulos, V., Babai, M., Barrow, D., Taieb, S., Bergmeir, C., Bessa, R., Bijak, J., Boylan, J., Browell, J., Carnevale, C., Castle, J., Cirillo, P., Clements, M., Cordeiro, C., Oliveira, F., Baets, S., Dokumentov, A., Ellison, J., Fiszeder, P., Franses, P., Frazier, D., Gilliland, M., Gonul, M., Goodwin, P., Grossi, L., Grushka-Cockayne, Y., Guidolin, M., Guidolin, M., Gunter, U., Guo, X., Guseo, R., Harvey, N., Hendry, D., Hollyman, R., Januschowski, T., Jeon, J., Jose, V., Kang, Y., Koehler, A., Kolassa, S., Kourentzes, N., Leva, S., Li, F., Litsiou, K., Makridakis, S., Martin, G., Martinez, A., Meeran, S., Modis, T., Nikolopoulos, K., Onkal, D., Paccagnini, A., Panagiotelis, A., Panapakidis, I., Pavía, J., Pedio, M., Pedregal, D., Pinson, P., Ramos, P., Rapach, D., Reade, J., Rostami-Tabar, B., Rubaszek, M., Sermpinis, G., Shang, H., Spiliotis, E., Syntetos, A., Talagala, P., Talagala, T., Tashman, L., Thomakos, D., Thorarinsdottir, T., Todini, E., Arenas, J., Wang, X., Winkler, R., Yusupova, A., Ziel, F. 1 Jul 2022, In: International Journal of Forecasting

  • Marco Philipp Managerial Decision-Making under Uncertainty: The Impact of the Covid-19 Pandemic on Decision-Making Processes in German Family Businesses Start Date: 01/03/2019
  • Serena Salvi Nudging Resilience: Promoting Sleep Awareness to Enhance Mental Well-Being Among Adults Aged 60+ Start Date: 01/09/2020

  • Management Science PhD June 01 1988
  • Business Administration BA (Hons) June 13 1982

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