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Preprints and Reports

  1. S. French, J Rios and T.J. Stewart (2011) `Decision Analysis and Scenario Thinking for Nuclear Sustainability. ’ Working Paper(PDF Document) 

  2. S.French and K.Wilson (2012) 'Bayesian Treatment of Negative Intensity Measurements in Crystallography.' Working Paper (PDF Document)
  3. S. French, N. Argyris, H. Layton, J,Q. Smith, S. M. Haywood and M. Hort (2016). Presenting Uncertain Information in Radiological Emergencies. UK Atmospheric Dispersion Modelling Liaison Committee. Link
  4. S. French and N. Argyris (2017) 'Decision Analysis and Political Processes' Submitted to Decision Analysis. Preprint.  

Selected Publications


  1. S. French and D. Rios Insua (2000) Statistical Decision Theory. Edward Arnold, London . Now published by Wiley. Details
  2. S. French, J. Maule and N. Papamichail (2009) Decision Behaviour, Analysis and Support. Cambridge University Press. Details
  3. D. Rios Insua and S.French (eds) (2010) e‑Participation. A Group Decision and Negotiation Perspective. Springer, Dordrecht. Details


  1. N. Argyris and S. French (2017) ‘Nuclear Emergency Decision Support: a Behavioural OR perspective’ European Journal of Operational Research 262, 180-193. Link
  2. S. French (2015) Cynefin: uncertainty, small worlds and scenarios’ Journal of the Operational Research Society. 66 (10), 1635 –1645. Link 
  3. G. Kolfshoten, F. Brazier and Simon French (2014) “A Discussion of the Cognitive Load in Collaborative Problem: The Decision Making Phase” European Journal of Decision Processes 2 (3-4), 257-280. Link
  4. A. Boyd, N. Chambers, S. French D. Shaw, R. King and A. Whitehead (2014) 'Emergency planning and management in health care: priority research topics.' Health Systems 3 (2) 83-92 Link
  5. N. Papamichail and S. French (2013) '25 years of MCDA in Nuclear Emergency Management'. IMA Journal of Management Mathematics. 24(4) 481-503 Link.
  6. T.J. Stewart, S. French and J. Rios (2013) ‘Integration of Multicriteria Decision Analysis and Scenario Planning’ Omega. 41, 679-688. Link.
  7. S. French (2012) ‘Cynefin, Statistics and Decision Analysis’. Journal of the Operational Research Society. In press. Link.
  8. S.French (2012) ‘Expert Judgement, Meta-Analysis and Participatory Risk Analysis’ Decision Analysis 9(2): 119-127. Link
  9. S. French (2011) ‘Aggregating Expert Judgement’. Revista de la Real Academia de Ciencias Exactas, Fisicas y Naturales. 105(1),181–206 Link
  10. S. French, T. Bedford, S. Pollard and E.C. Soane (2011) ‘Human Reliability Analysis: A Critique and Review for Managers’ Safety Science 49, 753–763. Link
  11. C. Bayley and S. French (2010) ‘Public Participation: Comparing Approaches’ Journal of Risk Research. 14(2), 241-257. Link
  12. G.C. Barker, C. Bayley, A. Cassidy, S. French, A. Hart, P.K. Malakar, J. Maule, M. Petkov, R. Shepherd(2010) ‘Can stakeholder perspectives be used effectively in managing food chain risks?’ Risk Analysis 30(5), 766-781. Link 

Full List of Publications

A full list of my publications is available here (PDF Document)