Dilek Onkal


Research interests

Dilek Önkal is Professor of Business Information Systems and Analytics at Newcastle Business School and is an Honorary Research Fellow at UCL.  Prof. Önkal received her B.A. 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 and an associate member of the Nuffield College during 2006-2007.  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 is Co-Editor of the International Journal of Forecasting and is a member of the Founding Editorial Board for  Futures and Foresight Science.  Her research focuses on judgmental forecasting, judgment and decision making, forecasting/decision support systems, behavioral operations management,  risk perception and risk communication with a strong emphasis on multi-disciplinary interactions. 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, Decision Support Systems, Judgment and Behavioral Decision Making, Journal of Forecasting, Omega, 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 and Hong Kong Research Grants Council in addition to many psychology, economics and business journals.



Organisational affiliations

Education/Academic qualification

  • PhD, Management Science, University of Minnesota

  • BA (Hons), Business Administration, Bogazici University