Dr Katharina Burger

Dr Katharina Burger

Dr Katharina Burger
Lecturer in Management

The Priory Road Complex, Priory Road, Clifton
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Telephone Number (0117) 3311049

Department of Management

Behavioural Operational Research

Personal profile

Katharina Burger is a Lecturer in Management in the Operations and Management Science Group.

Previously, Kat was Senior Lecturer in Project Management at the University of Portsmouth, which she joined after completing her PhD in Civil Engineering at the University of Bristol.

Kat has industry experience in Risk and Value Management of railway engineering projects and has completed a Knowledge Transfer Partnership with the University of Leeds and a medical device manufacturer.


Kat's research area is behavioural operational research. Her research interests are sustainable urban transitions, participatory methods and theories of practice.


EFIM20015 Project Management

Fields of interest

Behavioural Operational Research; Group Dynamics; Decision Analysis

Latest publications

  1. Burger, K, White, L & Yearworth, M, 2019, ‘Developing a Smart Operational Research with Hybrid Practice Theories’. European Journal of Operational Research.
  2. Burger, K, 2019, ‘Realising Equitable Urban Mobility-as-a-Service’.
  3. Burger, K, White, L & Yearworth, M, 2019, ‘Understanding front-end project workshops with Social Practice Theory’. International Journal of Project Management, vol 37., pp. 161-175
  4. Burger, K, White, L & Yearworth, M, 2018, ‘Why so serious? Theorising playful model-driven group decision support with situated affectivity’. Group Decision and Negotiation, vol 27., pp. 789?810
  5. Burger, K, White, L, Martin, K & Malpass, J, 2018, ‘Developing ORBIT: the operational research behavioural interventions toolkit’., pp. 174
  6. White, LA, Burger, K & Yearworth, M, 2017, ‘Big Data and Behavior in Operational Research: Towards a “Smart OR”’. in: Martin Kunc, Jonathan Malpass, Leroy White (eds) Behavioral Operational Research: Theory, Methodology and Practice. Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 177-193
  7. Burger, K & White, L, 2017, ‘Theorising collective behaviour in OR interventions with Searle’s social ontology’., pp. 110
  8. Burger, K, 2017, ‘Affordances for collaborative behavior operations research interventions: a practice-based view’.
  9. White, L, Burger, K & Yearworth, M, 2016, ‘SMART cities: Big data and behavioral operational research’. in: Behavioral Operational Research: Theory, Methodology and Practice. Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 303-318
  10. Burger, K & Malpass, J, 2016, ‘Overview: Behavioral operational research in practice’. in: Behavioral Operational Research: Theory, Methodology and Practice. Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 245-261
  11. White, L, Burger, K & Yearworth, M, 2016, ‘Understanding behaviour in problem structuring methods interventions with activity theory’. European Journal of Operational Research, vol 249., pp. 983-1004
  12. White, LA, Yearworth, M & Burger, K, 2015, ‘Understanding PSM Interventions through Sense-making and the Mangle of Practice Lens ’. in: Bogumił Kamiński, Gregory Kersten, Tomasz Szapiro (eds) Outlooks and Insights on Group Decision and Negotiation: 15th International Conference, GDN 2015, Warsaw, Poland, June 22-26, 2015, Proceedings. Springer, pp. 13-27
  13. Burger, K, White, LA & Yearworth, M, 2015, ‘Theorising performative social affordances for collective action in problem structuring practice’. in: 27th European Conference on Operational Research (EURO 2015).
  14. Burger, KM, Yearworth, M & White, LA, 2014, ‘Structuring investment decisions for smart city transitions’. in: 20th Conference of the International Federation of Operational Research Societies (IFORS 2014).
  15. Yearworth, M, Edwards, G, Davis, JP, Burger, KM & Terry, AJ, 2013, ‘Integrating Problem Solving and Research Methods Teaching for Systems Practice in Engineering’. in: CJJ Paredis, C Bishop, D Bodner (eds) 11th Annual Conference on Systems Engineering Research (CSER '13). Amsterdam:Elsevier

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