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Staff Profile

Professor Martin Pitt

Professor of Applied Healthcare Modelling and Data Science

Kath Maguire

I am Director of PenCHORD, a team of researchers within PenARC which has been effective in developing a range of applied models of healthcare collaborating directly with health organisations to improve services in the South West.

My main interest is the effective implementation of modelling, simulation and analytic solutions to inform health policy and the evaluation of its impact. A particular focus is the communication of information and visualisation techniques to facilitate understanding across organisational and cultural boundaries.

In 2004 I helped establish MASHnet which aims to promote closer co-operation between professionals in health, research and commercial communities to improve the application of healthcare modelling.

My early academic background is in psychology,cognitive science and human-computer interaction. I completed my doctorate at the Medical Informatics Group at Manchester University developing an interactive multimedia system for use by healthcare consultants.

In 1998 I joined Exeter University as a lecturer in media computing before joining PenTAG in 2003 where I helped develop a range of economic models in the context of health technology assessment.

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Contact by phone
01392 726082 or 07775 652680

Employed by
University of Exeter

Areas of expertise
Healthcare Modelling and Simulation, Information Visualisation, Implementation

Projects

PenCHORD - Plymouth stroke visualisation

PenCHORD - Pathway modelling at Exeter Genito-Urinary Medicine (GUM) clinic

PenCHORD - HepFree: Chronic viral hepatitis in ethnic minorities - strategies to prevent the predicted increase in mortality

PenCHORD - Review of Operational Research in scheduled and unscheduled care

PenCHORD - HepB: Optimising the management of chronic hepatitis B in children and young people

PenCHORD - Modelling Radiographer-led discharge at Yeovil District Hospital

PenCHORD - Ophthalmology location analysis

PenCHORD - Pathway mapping of STEP 2-4 psychological therapies in the NEW Devon area

PenCHORD - DECODE: Modelling the impact of a dementia triage system on Exeter memory clinic waiting times

PenCHORD - TIA Clinic Mapping

PenCHORD - Scheduling Community Mental Health Assessment in Devon

PenCHORD - NeoNet: Providing a national demand/capacity model for neonatal care in England

PenCHORD - Plymouth Community Nursing

PenCHORD - Neonatal

PenCHORD - Doctor First

PenCHORD - 18 week R2T

PenCHORD - Cornwall mental health service pathways

AHSN/PenCHORD project - Cardiac Troponin: Diagnosing heart attacks in A&E

Modelling demand and capacity for NHS Trusts in the South West

Supporting the NHS through Operational Research

Publications

The effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of methods of storing donated kidneys from deceased donors: a systematic review and economic model

Everolimus for the second-line treatment of advanced and/or metastatic renal cell cancer: a critique of the submission from Novartis

Overcoming the barriers: a qualitative study of simulation adoption in the NHS

Using information graphics in health technology assessment: towards a structured approach

Maximising the population benefit from thrombolysis in acute ischemic stroke: a modeling study of in-hospital delays

Will delays in treatment jeopardize the population benefit from extending the time window for stroke thrombolysis?

The Potential of Operational Research

Hyperacute stroke care and NHS England’s business plan

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

Can the retinal screening interval be safely increased to 2 years for Type 2 diabetic patients without retinopathy?

Graphical presentation of data for health policy decisions: an exploratory online decision task experiment to measure effectiveness

Fractured neck of femur patients: Rehabilitation and the acute hospital

The impact of minor injury unit closures on travel time and attendances

Maximizing the population benefit from thrombolysis in acute ischemic stroke: a modeling study of in-hospital delays

Redesigning the diagnostic pathway for chest pain patients in emergency departments

Cost-effectiveness of bevacizumab for diabetic macular oedema

Evaluating the impact of a simulation study in emergency stroke care

Which factors most influence demand for ambulances in South West England?

Implementing simulation results in emergency stroke care

Involving patients and the public in healthcare operational research - the challenges and opportunities

A structured literature review of simulation modelling applied to Emergency Departments: current patterns and emerging trends

Streamlining pathways for minor injuries in emergency departments through radiographer-led discharge

Streamlining pathways for minor injuries in Emergency Departments through radiographer-led discharge

Right cot, right place, right time: improving the design and organisation of neonatal care networks

A novel modelling and simulation capacity development initiative for the National Health Service

Involving patients and the public in healthcare operational research

A cluster randomised trial of case finding and therapy for chronic viral hepatitis in primary care (HepFREE).

Upcoming Events

Dec
01

PPI Advice Clinic

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Dec
03

Searching and Review Clinic

Online appointments via Microsoft Teams

COVID-19 update: As a result of the pandemic, all PenARC staff are currently working remotely. While...
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News

Dementia expert takes 'dementia friendly' message to 10 Downing Street

13 October 2020

A PenARC colleague has met the Prime Minister to ask for his backing to help...
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October 2020 Newsletter

08 October 2020

Our latest newsletter, with news of our continued COVID-related activities, the launch of our new...
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Mental Health Facility at Torbay Hospital begins construction

06 October 2020

The construction of a new £11.8 million Mental Health facility, supported by research undertaken as...
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Research Projects

Police Service Modelling Associates (PSMA) Programme

Theme: ARC - Methods for Research & Improvement

The PSMA Programme is a pilot programme which supports analytical staff working in policing to...
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Remote-by-Default Care in the COVID-19 Pandemic

Theme: ARC - Public Health

A research project to investigate how to ensure the delivery of effective care accessed remotely...
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Research Projects