Personal profile

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 lead and deliver a Business Analytics 5-day unit as part of our MBA programme, and teach a number of analytics topics in our MSc degrees. I also lead a workshop for our Executive MBA students helping them prepare for their end of studies 'capstone' project. 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

External positions

External Examiner, Department of Mathematics, Cardiff University

2023 → …

Honorary Senior Lecturer, Bristol Medical School, University of Bristol

2022 → …

Visiting Scholar, Stanford University


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


Honorary appointment, NHS Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire Integrated Care Board

2019 → …

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


Member, Committee of Professors of Operational Research

2017 → …

Non-executive director (Trustee), Designability



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