Operations and Systems Management

Mr John Terry

  • Qualifications: BSc (Hons) DMS
  • Role Title: Senior Lecturer
  • Address: Richmond Building Portland Street Portsmouth PO1 3DE
  • Telephone: 02392844247
  • Email: john.terry@port.ac.uk
  • Department: Operations and Systems Management
  • Faculty: Portsmouth Business School


I started as a Part Time lecturer at Portsmouth in 1996 and became Full Time in 2008.

Work Experience

  • Technical Consultant in Pharmaceuticals 1996-2008
  • Cyanamid (UK) Ltd: Group Leader (R&D) 1993-1996
  • Thermo King Ltd: Manufacturing Manager 1991-1993
  • Contactasol Ltd: Operations Manager, 1982-1991
  • E. Merck Ltd: UK Production Manager, 1976-1982
  • May & Baker Ltd: Assistant Manager, Sterile Products, 1972-1976

Within the Pharmaceutical Industry, given extensive formal job training to small and large groups of unskilled, skilled, graduate and postdoctoral workers with particular interest in Manufacture, and Research and Development

Teaching Responsibilities

Project Management with particular interest in Project Risk, Negotiation and Statistical Modeling

Business Statistics to Undergraduates and Postgraduates

Operational Research methods with particular interest in Optimisation and Probabilistic Decision modeling

Financial Mathematics

Given seminars to researchers on topics including: Statistics, Design of Experiments, Total Quality, Operational Research, and Artificial Neural Networks.


  • Artificial Neural Networks
  • Measurement of statistical noise in complex data sets
  • Many specialist Pharmaceuticals, including novel delivery systems, novel manufacturing methods and formulation developments
  • Management responsibilities:

Extensive line management experience within the Pharmaceutical Industry particularly in Research and Development, and Manufacturing (up to £100 million budget)

Extensive Project Management experience, managing a wide variety of small, medium and large projects including:

  • factory start ups on both green and brown field site
  • managing multiple R&D teams simultaneously
  • organization-wide IT projects
  • Leadership of Post Graduate Course

Research profile

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