Decision and Cognitive Sciences Research Centre



The DCS engagement strategy has two main objectives: to link theoretical and fundamental research to real world issues and to attract externally-sponsored (both private and public sector) research and consultancy projects. The members of DCS have had extensive collaborations with external bodies mainly through joint research and consultancy projects. The following are a list of high-profile organisations with which DCS members have had recent and/or current research/consultancy collaborations

Academic Collaborators

  • School of Engineering, Liverpool John Moores University
  • School of Manufacturing Engineering and Engineering Management, City University, Hong Kong, China
  • School of Psychology, University of Michigan, USA
  • School of Economics and Management, University of Malaga, Spain
  • Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
  • Departamento de Economía Aplicada, Universidad de Sevilla, Spain
  • School of Management, Hefei University of Technology, China
  • Department of Automation, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
  • Systems Engineering Institute, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China
  • School of Public Administration, Fuzhou University, China

Industrial Collaborators

  • General Motors Company (GM)
  • Belgian Nuclear Research Centre (SCK*CEN)
  • Manchester Royal Infirmary (MRI)
  • MG Motor UK Ltd
  • Tesco
  • Bradford and Airedale Community Health Services (BACHS)
  • Mersey Maritime Ltd
  • Mersey Docks & Harbour Company
  • Aromco Limited
  • SABMiller
  • Leatherhead International Ltd
  • British Nuclear Fuel Ltd (BNFL)
  • United Biscuits
  • Siemens UK
  • United Utilities
  • The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
  • Barclays Bank
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC)
  • European Federation of Accountants (FEE)
  • US Federal Aviation Authority
  • Roche Pharma
  • NASA
  • UN/World Bank
  • OECD
  • HM Revenue and Customs
  • Department of Work and Pensions, UK government
  • Qinetiq/Ministry of Defence
  • National Nuclear Laboratory
  • Christie Hospital, Manchester
  • Rapiscan Systems
  • Knowledge Support Systems
  • Environment Protection Agency (Ireland)
  • Aviva
  • BP
  • BT
  • BA
  • Deloitte
  • Rolls Royce
  • Zurich Financial
  • Ministry of Justice
  • Surrey County Council

Engagement Opportunities

For external organisations seeking to explore engagement opportunities with The Decision and Cognitive Science Research Centre visit our MBS Decision Solutions page.


The Decision and Cognitive Science Research Centre has become a world leading centre of research excellence in the areas of Multiple Criteria Decision Analysis (MCDA) and Decision Support Systems (DSS).

Contact us

  • Address:
    Manchester Business School
    Booth Street West
    M15 6PB, UK

  • Phone:
    +44 (0) 161 820 8344