Jim Duggan is a Senior Lecturer and Vice-Dean for Research in the College of Engineering and Informatics at the National University of Ireland Galway. He received both his Masters and Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from the National University of Ireland Galway. He has worked as a software engineer in industry, specializing in the design and implementation of decision support systems.
He has extensive experience in teaching and research, and collaborates on interdisciplinary projects that apply simulation and data science methods to enhance decision making. Examples include: modeliing of infectious disease transmission, capacity planning for public health systems, and mHealth applications to support health-changing behaviours. He has published over 120 peer-reviewed papers, and is on the editorial board for the System Dynamics Review.