Contact Dr John Salt

Areas of expertise

  • Communications Systems
  • Computing, Simulation & Modelling
  • Defence Info Systems
  • Defence Sensors
  • Gun Technologies
  • Operational Analysis and Simulation


John obtained a combined honours BA in French and Russian from Exeter University in 1982. He then undertook a MSc in Computing Science at Newcastle University in 1988 before completing his PhD in Computer Science at Brunel University in 1999.

John is a Fellow of the Operational Research Society and member of a number of other associations and institutes:

  • Association for the Study of Artificial Intelligence and Simulation of Behaviour
  • Association for Computing Machinery
  • Member of the US Marine Corps Association
  • Member of the Royal United Services Institute

Current activities

John is currently module lead for the Introductory Studies and Logistics Modelling modules in the AMOR course, and lectures on Weapon Systems Performance Assessment.
He has an interest in the modelling of dismounted close combat, especially the impact of group psychology.


  • Hunting Engineering Ltd
  • Eurotunnel
  • The European Space Agency
  • Shell International
  • Saudi Aramco
  • The Norwegian Defence Research Establishment
  • The Amphibious Warfare Development Centre
  • DERA
  • General Dynamics UK
  • Niteworks
  • DSTL
  • Airbus


Articles In Journals

Conference Papers


  • Salt J (2020) Chapter 15: learning the lessons of Port-en-Bessin, 1944. In: On Contested Shores, Quantico, VA: US Marine Corps University Press, p. 253-276.
  • Smith JD & Salt J (2018) Chapter 14: Decision support in defence logistics. In: Defence Logistics: Enabling and Sustaining Successful Military Operations, London, UK: Kogan Page, p. 286-323.