Dr Sam Buxton
Senior Lecturer
Business
Telephone: (01792) 295853
Room: Office 321 - 321
Third Floor
School of Management
Bay Campus

At Swansea University, Sam is a lecturer in Business Analytics (BA). This looks at a variety of research methods across disciplines and how they can be utilised by managers to help understand and therefore improve the performance of the companies they manage. Sam also teaches across a number of other modules in the Management and Systems section of the School of Management. 

Before coming to Swansea University, Sam completed a BSc in Psychology, followed by an MA in Business with Consumer Psychology. She then progressed onto a PhD in Marketing. 

Sam’s principal research interests lie in the field of marketing and big data, with a specific focus on prescription pharmaceuticals. She is currently modelling and forecasting prescription pharmaceutical life cycles using time series analysis and diffusion modelling techniques.

Sam’s future research plans are to build on the foundations of her PhD by conducting primary research with GP’s. She has an interest in doing this using both quantitative and qualitative methods. Sam also has an interest in consumer behaviour and consumer psychology, with a focus towards brands and consumer ethics. Finally, she is interested in applying judgemental forecasting to various business related scenarios.

Areas of Expertise

  • Forecasting
  • Big Data
  • Pharmaceutical Industry
  • Consumer Ethics
  • Business Analytics

Publications

  1. & (2010). What comes first in brand decline: lower loyalty or lower patronage.
  2. & (2011). Modelling and Forecasting Pharmaceutical Life Cycles.
  3. & (2012). Modelling and Forecasting Pharmaceutical Life Cycles.
  4. & (2013). Forecasting Pharmaceutical Life Cycles: A case study of how drugs are prescribed in the NHS in the UK.
  5. & (2014). Forecasting Pharmaceutical Life Cycles.

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Teaching

  • MN-2520 Business Analytics

    Business analytics as applied to big data is a game-changing opportunity for business practice. The last decade has seen an explosion in the volume of data collected by business and government ¿ providing opportunities to analyse behaviours at individual and macro- levels. The purpose of this module is to inform students as to the major concepts of business analytics ¿ both in theory and in practice from a strategic perspective.

  • MN-M534 Business Analytics

    Business analytics as applied to big data is a game-changing opportunity for business practice. The last decade has seen an explosion in the volume of data collected by business and government ¿ providing opportunities to analyse behaviours at individual and macro- levels. The purpose of this module is to inform students as to the major concepts of business analytics ¿ both in theory and in practice from a strategic perspective.