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Healthcare Modelling - the effectivity of mathematical modelling in healthcare.

  • Full or part time
  • Application Deadline
    Friday, March 15, 2019
  • Competition Funded PhD Project (European/UK Students Only)
    Competition Funded PhD Project (European/UK Students Only)

Project Description

The aim of this project is to develop a Platform for Healthcare Operations Management Underpinning Strategic, Tactical and Operational Decisions utilizing Mathematical Programming; Health Care; Integer Programming; Software Development; Decision Support Systems

- The candidate will develop new mathematical models for tackling healthcare operations management problems on the strategic, tactical and operational decision level.
- The candidate will develop algorithms to obtain high quality solutions.
- The candidate will develop simulation models to address uncertainty in healthcare.
- A graphical user interface will be developed in close collaboration with NHS practitioners (physicians, nurses and managers) to support decision making.
- A usability and acceptability study will be undertaken to feed back into the platform and to maximize impact.
- The candidate is expected to work closely together with the local health boards in order to develop and implement software requirements specifications.

The output of the work will have a direct and immediate impact on the potential management of the local health boards which are linked with Cardiff University.

The Aneurin Bevan University Health Board has launched a course program in which Scheduling, Staffing and Queueing models are taught within the NHS. The platform developed in this dissertation will be used as a tool to demonstrate course participants the effectivity of mathematical modelling in healthcare.

Funding Notes

UK Research Council eligibility conditions apply.

Full awards (fees plus maintenance stipend) are open to UK Nationals and EU students who can satisfy UK residency requirements. To be eligible for the award, EU Nationals must have been in the UK for at least three years prior to the start of the course for which they are seeking funding, including for the purposes of full-time education.


Applicants should submit an application for postgraduate study via the Cardiff University Online Application Service.

Applicants should select Doctor of Philosophy (Mathematics) with an entry date of October 2019

In the "Research proposal and Funding" section of your application, please specify the project title and supervisors of this project and copy the project description in the text box provided.

Please select “No, I am not self-funding my research” when asked whether you are self-funding your research.

Please add “EPSRC Doctoral Training Partnership PhD in Mathematics" when asked "Please provide the name of the funding you are applying for".

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend an interview after the closing date

How good is research at Cardiff University in Mathematical Sciences?

FTE Category A staff submitted: 24.05

Research output data provided by the Research Excellence Framework (REF)

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