Christos Vasilakis


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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, vague symptoms of cancer and others.

Willing to supervise PhD

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.

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy

External positions

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

2019 → …

External examiner, MBA programmes, London Business School

2018 → …

Member, Committee of Professors of Operational Research

2017 → …

Non-executive director (Trustee), Bath Institute of Medical Engineering (BIME)

2014 → …

External examiner, University of Southampton


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Bed Occupancy Medicine & Life Sciences
Mass Casualty Incidents Medicine & Life Sciences
Delivery of Health Care Medicine & Life Sciences
Data Warehouse Mathematics
Stroke Medicine & Life Sciences
Computer Simulation Medicine & Life Sciences
Ambulatory Care Medicine & Life Sciences
Hospital Planning Medicine & Life Sciences

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Projects 2015 2020

Research Output 1998 2019

1 Citation (Scopus)

Development of a discrete event simulation model for evaluating strategies of red blood cell provision following mass casualty events

Glasgow, S. M., Perkins, Z. B., Tai, N. R., Brohi, K. & Vasilakis, C., 1 Oct 2018, In : European Journal of Operational Research. 270, 1, p. 362-374 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Red Blood Cells
Discrete event simulation
Discrete Event Simulation
Simulation Model
26 Downloads (Pure)

Analysing barriers to service improvement using a multi-level theory of innovation: the case of glaucoma outpatient clinics

Turner, S., Vasilakis, C., Utley, M., Foster, P., Kotecha, A. & Fulop, N. J., 1 May 2018, In : Sociology of Health and Illness. 40, 4, p. 654-669

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
outpatient clinic
Ambulatory Care Facilities
Health Personnel
31 Citations (Scopus)
90 Downloads (Pure)

Systems modelling and simulation in health service design, delivery and decision making

Pitt, M., Monks, T., Crowe, S. & Vasilakis, C., Jan 2016, In : BMJ Quality and Safety. 25, 1, p. 38-45 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Health Services
Decision Making
Health Resources
Emergency Medical Services
47 Downloads (Pure)

Modelling toolkit to assist with introducing a stepped care system design in mental health care

Vasilakis, C., Pagel, C., Gallivan, S., Richards, D., Weaver, A. & Utley, M., 1 Jul 2013, In : Journal of the Operational Research Society. 64, 7, p. 1049-1059

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2 Citations (Scopus)

Are medical outliers associated with worse patient outcomes? A retrospective study within a regional NHS hospital using routine data

Stylianou, N., Fackrell, R. & Vasilakis, C., 1 May 2017, In : BMJ Open. 7, e015676.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access


An exploration of standardised processes in a knowledge-intensive healthcare operation: Implementing the acute stroke care ‘pathway

Author: Frangeskou, M., 30 May 2018

Supervisor: Vasilakis, C. (Supervisor) & Lewis, M. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD