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Work experience


Course Director

  • Developing and delivering business forecasting , risk management and related disciplines on CIMA Mastercourses in the UK.

Forecasting Advisor

  • Developing, implementing and supporting forecasting methodologies and processes.
  • Training supply chain and finance directors within Unilever businesses.

Business Management Consultant

  • Working in collaboration with business practitioners worldwide to develop methodologies and software solutions to tackle chronic management problems. Some of the developed tools and methodologies are in use by many businesses worldwide and are accredited by CIMA.
  • Training business practitioners in business forecasting, performance management, risk management and related areas in UK and beyond - clients include: Unilever, Pfizer, Shire and Mazda Motors.

Senior Lecturer in Business Analysis

University of Sunderland

  • Leading, developing and delivering Mathematically based modules on undergraduate/postgraduate programs in business studies, management and accounting
  • Directing and supervising MPhil and PhD research
  • Developing and delivering courses for in house company training and adult education.

Senior Resident Tutor

University of Sunderland
  • Overlooking the running of a catered student hall of residence.
  • Providing pastoral care to 250 resident students.
  • Leasing with emergency services and other external agencies.

Lecturer in Mathematics

University of Teesside
  • Teaching Mathematics and Statistics on undergraduate courses in mathematics, computer science, business studies and accounting.


Recent Publications

  • Improving Forecasting, Bijan Tabatabai, Financial Management, October 2008.
  • Measuring Risk in Forecasts, Financial Management, May 2009.
  • Producing Reliable Forecasts, Strategic Management, June 2009.


To acquire a teaching position in Business Mathematics.

Research Interest

Actively involved in a number of collaborative research and development  projects with various businesses , most notebly Unilever, in:

  • Detection of Grey Market activities in sales and stocks.
  • Forecast Bias
  • Risk in forecasts
  • Stock Management
  • Performance measurement
  • Statistical Process Control


Seven years of experience in:

  • Developing, implementing and supporting intelligent business systems in businesses worldwide.
  • Training and supporting business practitioners from CFOs to frontline annalists.

Sixteen years of experience as a university lecturer:

  • Leading, developing and delivering mathematically based courses at undergraduate and post graduate programs in business studies, management and accounting.
  • Directing and supervising MPhil and PhD research
  • Developing and delivering training courses for company training and adult education