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Dr Khadija Tahera

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Professional biography

I am a lecturer in Operations and Supply Chain Management in the Department of People and Organisation, in Business School.  Before joining the Open University, I worked as a Lecturer and then a Senior Lecturer in the School of Computing and Engineering at the University of Huddersfield. I have also worked at Cranfield University as a researcher and the University of the Arts London as a consultant.

I have completed a PhD in  “the role of testing in the Engineering design processes” in the Department of Engineering and Innovation at The Open University. I have earned two MSc degrees, one in Astronautics and Space Engineering from Cranfield University, UK and the other from Lulea University of Technology, Sweden, under the Erasmus Mundus Joint European Masters Programme. I have a BSc in Computer Engineering.

Research interests

  • Analysing and improving product design and development processes
  • Analysing and improving product development and testing processes
  • Process modelling and analysis
  • System engineering processes
  • Project management
  • Risk management
  • Operations and Production management
  • Lean manufacturing

Teaching interests

B872 Creating and Sustaining Value 

Accepting PhD students. Please click here for more details of a Fully-funded PhD studentship ( look under Department of People and Organisations( DPO))

 

 

 

Publications

Testing in the incremental design and development of complex products (2019-04-30)
Tahera, Khadija; Wynn, David C.; Earl, Chris and Eckert, Claudia M.
Research in Engineering Design, 30(2) (pp. 291-316)


A Method for Improving Overlapping of Testing and Design (2017-05)
Tahera, Khadija; Earl, Chris and Eckert, Claudia
IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, 64(2) (pp. 179-192)


Integrating virtual and physical testing to accelerate the engineering product development process (2014-04-09)
Tahera, Khadija; Earl, Christopher and Eckert, Claudia
International Journal of Information Technology and Management, 13(2/3) (pp. 154-175)


Highlighting the importance of testing in the product development process (2015-07-27)
Tahera, Khadija; Eckert, Claudia and Earl, Christopher
In : 20th International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED 2015) (27-30 Jul 2015, Milan)


Improving overlapping between testing and design in engineering product development processes (2013-08)
Tahera, Khadija; Earl, Chris F. and Eckert, Claudia
In : ASME 2013 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences (IDETC) and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference (CIE) (4-7 Aug 2013, Portland, Oregon, USA)


Optimizing overlap between testing and design in engineering product development processes (2013-03-11)
Tahera, Khadija; Eckert, Claudia and Earl, Christopher
In : 23rd CIRP Design Conference (14-15 Mar 2013, Bochum, Germany) (pp. 201-210)


Integrating physical and virtual testing to improve confidence in product design (2012-11-29)
Tahera, K.; Earl, C. and Eckert, C.
In : Workshop on Modelling and Management of Engineering Processes (29-30 Nov 2012, Trinity College, University of Cambridge)


The role of testing in the engineering product development process (2012-05-07)
Tahera, Khadija; Earl, Christopher and Eckert, Claudia
In : Proceedings of TMCE 2012 (7-11 May 2012, Karlsruhe, Germany)


The Role of Testing in Engineering Product Development Processes (2014)
Tahera, Khadija
PhD thesis The Open University