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Understanding Healthcare Uncertainty: Probabilistic forecasting and planning to make better health decisions

Project Description

The successful candidate will be enrolled on the PhD in Business and Management at Cardiff Business School.

Forecasts are not an end by themselves and do not exist in isolation. They are created to support planning and decision making. Traditionally, forecasting, planning and decision making in healthcare and humanitarian operations is seen as a deterministic world as there was no uncertainty about the future. More research is required to provide a framework for planners and decision makers to make better use of uncertain information around single number information such as point forecasts. Probabilistic forecasting and planning provide more pertinent information allowing to mitigate the risks and capitalize on the opportunities and ultimately leads to better business decisions.

Applicant profile:
The ideal candidate has a specialist Master Degree in Operations Research, Statistics, Management Science, Operations Management, Industrial Engineering or related subjects from an internationally renowned University. Applicants with a strong first degree will also be considered. The ideal applicant has the motivation and ability to develop industry links and conduct fieldwork; is keen to conduct quantitative research, with emphasis on probabilistic/stochastic methods rather than deterministic one. Ideally, the candidate has previous academic knowledge and/or work experience in the area of health, humanitarian.

Funding Notes

Applications are open until 31st May 2020. This project is not funded, applications from self-funded students are welcome. Outstanding applicants may be considered for one of the available scholarships. The start date is 1st October 2020.

For more information about scholarships, entry requirements and application process please visit our website: View Website


In the research proposal section of your application, please specify the project title and supervisor of this project and copy the project description in the text box provided.

Please include:

1. Covering Letter
2. Academic Qualifications
3. Two References
4. CV
5. Research Proposal (maximum 1000 words), taking into consideration the working title of the project.

This program is available in English only. To request information in Welsh, please contact the Postgraduate Recruitment Team ([email protected]).

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