Dr Sarah Fores

Dr Sarah Fores


I have extensive academic experience in teaching and administration in The School of Computing at The University of Leeds. Teaching mainly focused on discrete optimisation and theoretical computer science. I was the departmental Senior Undergraduate Admissions Tutor for 10 years, responsible for all aspects of student recruitment. I was also the departmental Examinations Officer, responsible for ensuring that University Codes of Practice were adhered to for teaching and assessment. At University level I contributed to working parties on personal development planning, ethics in teaching, classification techniques, and consolidating processes. I have acted as the project manager on a successful major grant involving Leeds University, Rolls Royce, and Cybula. I have also contributed to the curriculum design of a joint teaching venture between Southwest Jiaotong University and the Faculty of Engineering. Alongside my work at the University, I am a self-employed consultant undertaking administrative duties as the Manager of EURO – The Association of European Operational Research Societies. Since 2012 I have also graded AS and A Level Mathematics papers for OCR.


  • Supports Theory modules and supervises final year projects in School of Computing

Research interests

Operational Research (https://www.euro-online.org/web/pages/1/home)


Combinatorial Optimisation

Public Transport 

<h4>Research projects</h4> <p>Any research projects I'm currently working on will be listed below. Our list of all <a href="https://eps.leeds.ac.uk/dir/research-projects">research projects</a> allows you to view and search the full list of projects in the faculty.</p>


  • BSc Mathematics
  • MEd Education
  • PhD Operational Research

Professional memberships

  • Fellow of the UK Operational Research Society (FORS)

Student education

Module support and Dissertation supervisor