The IIF Board of Directors is pleased to announce Dilek Önkal, Professor at Northumbria University, with the title of IIF Fellow, as a distinguished researcher in the field of forecasting.

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Dilek Önkal has a BA in Business Administration from Boğaziçi University and a PhD in Management Science from the University of Minnesota. She is currently Professor of Business Information Systems and Analytics at Newcastle Business School. She has actively contributed to research on forecasting for over 30 years. Much of this work has focussed on various aspects of judgmental forecasting, including methods of improving it (feedback and other types of training, combining forecasts), trust in and credibility of its results relative to those produced by statistical means, its use within different forecasting scenarios, and examination of how it differs cross-culturally and cross-nationally. Additionally, she is co-author of the impactful 2006 IJF review paper on judgmental forecasting. She has held major positions at various universities in both Turkey and the UK (Bilkent University, Brunel University, Bradford University) and visiting and honorary positions at a number of others (Oxford University, University College London). She has supported the IIF and the broader forecasting community in a variety of ways over recent years: she actively supports new researchers in the field, she was a member of the Board of Directors of the IIF 2006-2014, and has been a co-editor of the International Journal of Forecasting, an associate editor of the International Journal of Decision Sciences and the International Journal of Applied Management Science, and a member of the editorial boards of Futures and Foresight Science and Forecasting.

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