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Prof Philip Scarf
Prof Philip Scarf
postal addressMaxwell.
email addressP.A.Scarf@salford.ac.uk
telephone+44 (0)161 295 3817
Key Memberships
From September 2009 to August 2015.
Full Member of Research Centre: Business and Management Research Centre
From September 2015 to present.
Full Member of Research Centre: Centre for Sports Business
From September 2012 to August 2015.
From September 2009 to August 2015.
Associate Head of School (Research & Innovation): Salford Business School
From September 2015 to present.
Member of College: College of Business & Law
From October 2012 to August 2015.
Profile Summary

 

Professor Scarf has wide ranging interests in the application of Statistics and Operational Research in reliability and maintenance, manufacturing informatics, autonomous systems, corrosion science, and sport. He organises conferences on Maintenance Modelling (http://www.ima.org.uk/conferences/conferences_calendar/mimar8.cfm.html) and Mathematics in Sport (www.mathsportinternational.com). He has advised the FA Premier League regarding football player rating, having developed the EA Sports Player Performance Index (http://www.premierleague.com/en-gb/players/ea-sports-player-performance-index.html) with Ian McHale, and has held EPSRC grants relating to development of optimum strategy in track cycling (EP/F005792/1), modelling of the training process (EP/F006136/1), Bayesian calculations in maintenance modelling (GR/L92716), and  condition based maintenance of production plant (GR/L20801). He is supervising an early-stage researcher on the EU FP7 “Marie Curie”  ITN: “SMART-E: Sustainable Manufacturing through Advanced Robotics Training – Europe” (€3.9m, 2013-17).  He is editor of the IMA Journal of Management Mathematics (http://imaman.oxfordjournals.org/). Summary: h-index 13 (Scopus),  61 refereed journal articles, most cited:  P.A. Scarf (1997) On the application of mathematical models in maintenance, Eur.J.Opl. Res. 99, 493-506 (>200 citations).

Key Projects
2013
Jun
Sustainable Manufacturing through Robotics Training in Europe (SMART-E)
EC (Framework), £3,384,629.00.
Principal Investigator: S Nefti-Meziani (83%). Co-Investigators: S Davis (10%), P Scarf (7%).
2013
May
KTP with J Sainsbury
Technology Strategy Board, £150,598.00.
Principal Investigator: P Barrett (90%). Co-Investigator: P Scarf (10%).
2012
Feb
Holistic Evidence and Design (HEAD): sensory Impacts, practical outcomes
EPSRC, £433,873.00.
Principal Investigator: P Barrett (90%). Co-Investigators: K Kobbacy (5%), P Scarf (5%).
2007
Nov
Modelling training and performance in elite cyclists
EPSRC, £1,934.00.
Investigator: P Scarf (100%).
2007
Jun
Optimum Strategy in Sport
EPSRC, £68,816.00.
Investigators: I McHale (50%), P Scarf (50%).
Key Publications
Refereed Journal Articles
Book Sections
Key Presence
External Examiner Duties
2010
Sep
2009
Oct
2009
Oct
Industrial Collaboration and Exploitation
2019
Adviser to FA Premier League and PA Sport on Actim Index--football player ranking system
Other Evidence of External Esteem
2007
Oct

Editor-in-chief, IMA Journal of Management Mathematics (ISI indexed, ABS 2 rated