Contact Dr Christina Latsou

Areas of expertise

  • Computing, Simulation & Modelling
  • Safety, Resilience, Risk & Reliability


Dr Latsou holds a BSc and MSc degree in Mechanical Engineering. Christina gained her MSc in ‘Mechanical Engineering Design' from the University of Manchester in 2014 and her PhD in ‘Automated Generation of Reliability Models’ from Loughborough University in 2019. Her PhD research work focused on the development and application of reliability methods for enhanced reliability performance. Christina’s research involved developing an automated process to generate Petri Net models from industrial representations of the system design in order to provide the capability of more timely reliability assessment in the design stage. 

Research opportunities

Christina's research interest include:

Supply Chain Simulation and Optimisation

Risk and Reliability generation methods – Automatic construction

Development and application of Reliability Methods for Enhanced Reliability Performance

Digital Manufacturing

Current activities

Dr Latsou is a Lecturer in Smart Manufacturing based with the Centre for Digital Engineering and Manufacturing, Manufacturing Theme at Cranfield University.

Dr Latsou is currently working on an Innovate UK project studying automation and flexible manufacturing in Cell and Gene Therapy cryogenic storage processes. In this project, real-time control systems using RFID technology provide more flexibility and enable further developments to improve manufacturing productivity, throughput and patient access to treatments. Christina's main research focus is on developing advanced simulation and optimisation techniques, and digital solutions for complex manufacturing systems and supply chains with the view to enhance performance, productivity and resilience. Dr Latsou is also involved in teaching, proposal writing and supervising postgraduate MSc projects. Christina is a member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (MIET) and a Fellow of Higher Education Academy (FHEA).


Babcock International

Cell and Gene Therapy Catapult (CGTC)

Cryogatt Systems Ltd 




Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service (SNBTS)

Thermo Fisher Scientific

Vendigital Ltd


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