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I am Director of PenCHORD, a team of researchers within PenCLAHRC 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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01392 726082 or 07775 652680
University of Exeter
Areas of expertise
Healthcare Modelling and Simulation, Information Visualisation, Implementation
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