My primary research interests are in:
Funding has come from many different sources to support my research and translational findings, including the Department of Health, NHS Wales, Welsh Government, Health Foundation, NHS Information Centre, NHS Trusts and Primary Care Trusts, as well as from the main funding councils such as EPSRC and ESRC.
I was delighted to establish a mathematical modelling unit in collaboration with the Aneurin Bevan University Health Board. Four post-doctoral research associates and a lecturer in OR have been funded by ABUHB and they work between the University and Health Board. In addition Cardiff and Vale University Health Board regularly fund both PhDs and post-docs (currently one PhD student and a three-year research associate funded post). In 2015 we won a University Innovation award for our research and impact, and a prestigious Times Higher Education award for ‘Outstanding Contribution to Innovation and Technology'.
My research, and that with many collaborators, has led to sustained impact of significant benefit to the NHS and patient care, resulting in increased efficiency and effectiveness of healthcare systems, and improved outcomes. Projects have included reducing waiting times, reducing elective patient cancellations, ambulance modelling (forecasting demand, location analysis, crew rostering), finding the most effective and equitable locations on for healthcare facilities, advising on the cost-effectiveness of strategies for preventing and screening for disease such as informing policy on cancer, HIV/AIDS and Chlamydia screening.
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