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Research interests

I am an academic scholar in Operational Research/Management Science conducting analytical rigorous but highly applied research that generates both academic and practical impact. Working in close collaboration with clinicians and healthcare professionals I develop and apply rigorous methods to help better plan and deliver care services. I am also interested in the evaluation of the likely impact of healthcare interventions and policy initiatives using mathematical modelling and computer simulation. More recently, I have (humbly) ventured into qualitative and ethnographic research methods as and when appropriate. 

I have worked on a large number of problems in health and care ranging from the monitoring of surgical site infections to the organisation of care services for patients with acute stroke, glaucoma, common mental health problems, and vague symptoms of cancer. Recent work includes a number modelling studies in the context of intensive care units during the Covid19 pandemic (impact of capacity on avoidable deaths, impact of admission criteria on lives and life-years lost), evaluating strategies of blood provision following mass casualty events and facility location analysis for maternity services. 

Willing to supervise doctoral students

I welcome enquiries from potential PhD students in the areas of operational research / management science applied to health care problems and in systems modelling and simulation.

Teaching interests

I teach business analytics units and topics for MBA and MSc students. I also lead a workshop for our Executive MBA students helping them prepare for their end of studies 'capstone' project. 

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy

19992003

External positions

Visiting Scholar, Stanford University

2020

Associate Director, Health Data Research UK South-West

2020 → …

Associate Editor, Health Care Management Science, Springer

2020 → …

External examiner, Management Studies Tripos, University of Cambridge

2020 → …

Honorary appointment, NHS Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire CCG

2019 → …

External examiner, Post-graduate taught programmes, London Business School

2018 → …

Member, Committee of Professors of Operational Research

2017 → …

Non-executive director (Trustee), Designability

2014 → …

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