Thanks for visiting my personal web pages!  

Google+: Paul Harper
Twitter: @profpaulharper
YouTube: Paul Harper

I am a Professor of Operational Research (OR) in the School of Mathematics, Cardiff University.

I am delighted to be:
  • Deputy Head of the School, and Director of Engagement
  • Head of the OR Group (a great team of very talented people) 
  • Director of Health Modelling Centre Cymru (hmc2) (a pan-Wales centre for mathematical and computational modelling for health)
  • Director of Postgraduate Taught Studies ( MSc programmes in OR, Applied Statistics and Financial Risk; Data Science and Analytics)
  • An Editor of Health Systems
  • An Elected Fellow of Learned Society of Wales
  • Winner of the 2015 Times Higher Education award for ‘Outstanding Contribution to Innovation and Technology'
  • Twice winner of a Cardiff University Innovation and Impact Prize (2011 and 2015)
On these pages you can find out more about my research and teaching.  
I also get involved with school outreach, giving talks and workshops in schools about Maths, Statistics and OR.

I'm one of the investigators of the GW4 network on behavioural and decision making science in healthcare: BeDMaSH

You can also find out more about me here (including a mini bio) and a few photos here, as well as "My Innovative Life" by Cardiff University.


"Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character." - Albert Einstein
"When we seek to discover the best in others, we somehow bring out the best in ourselves." - William Arthur Ward