Emre is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering at Khalifa University of Science & Technology, Abu Dhabi; and Honorary Research Associate at the University College London (UCL) School of Management, London. In addition, he is a Visiting Scholar at Boston Children’s Hospital (Teaching Hospital of Harvard Medical School) and Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi.
Emre obtained his PhD from the University of Cambridge in 2014. Then, he worked as a Research Associate at the UCL School of Management between 2014 and 2016. In addition, he was a visiting researcher in the Center for Medical Innovation System at the University of Tokyo in 2012 summer, and in the Center for Patient Safety and Quality Research at Boston Children’s Hospital (Teaching Hospital of Harvard Medical School) in 2014 summer.
His research focuses on healthcare operations management, risk management, systems thinking, patient safety and quality. His Ph.D. research mainly focused on the application of system thinking and risk management to healthcare. His study particularly aimed to provide guidance on the effective use of risk identification within the scope of risk management for patient safety and quality improvement in healthcare systems. The research involved the investigation of risk identification techniques (e.g. retrospective & prospective techniques) in other highly hazardous industries, such as aviation, chemical and nuclear industry, and the applicability of these methods to the National Health Service (NHS) in order to develop the proposed risk identification framework.
He teaches courses on industrial and systems engineering: He has taught the following courses as a principal instructor or teaching fellow: Healthcare Operations Management (Khalifa University), Product, Technology & Operations Management (UCL and Khalifa University); Strategy by Design (UCL), Drawing (Cambridge), Introduction to Industrial & Systems Engineering (KUST), Modern Methods of Manufacturing (Khalifa University) and Engineering Economic Analysis (Khalifa University).
He is a member of the following prefessional institutes:
- Institute for Operations Research and Management Science (INFORMS)
- Academy of Management (AOM)
- The Manufacturing and Service Operations Management Society (MSOM)
- Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE)