People

Thierry J. Chaussalet

Thierry J. Chaussalet is currently Professor of Healthcare Modelling at the University of Westminster. Thierry received a first degree in Mathematics from the University of Franche-Comte (France), an MSc and a PhD from North Carolina State University (USA) in Probability and Stochastic Processes. He was a co-founder, with Professor Peter Millard, of the Health and Social Care Modelling Group. His research interests lie in the development and use of Analytics and Operational Research (OR) modelling techniques to improve management and delivery of health and social care and other services. He serves currently on the Editorial Board of various healthcare modelling and informatics journals, including BMC Health Services Research, Health Care Management Science, World Medical and Health Policy, and the Open Journal of Medical Informatics. He has also edited various special issues of other journals including the International Journal of Medical Informatics and the IMA Journal of Management Mathematics. He is member of the EPSRC Peer Review College, Chair of the Health and Social Services Study Group and member of the Council of the Operational Research Society. Active promoter of the use of modelling in the health services, he is a member of Nosokinetics, of the MASHnet (the UK healthcare modelling and simulation network) steering group, and of the recently established Cumberland Initiative, a consortia of over 15 UK universities developing a centre for system modelling and service science in health care.

Panagiotis Chountas

Panagiotis Chountas is Principal Lecturer  and course leader for the MSc in Business Information Systems at School of Computer Science, University of Westminster, London, where he lectures on Database engineering,  Business Intelligence. Panagiotis is also a member of the Health and Social Care Modelling Group at University of Westminster. His academic qualifications include a BSc (Hons) and a Ph.D., awarded by UMIST & Victoria University of Manchester and a DSc from BAS. His research interests are Data and Knowledge Engineering, Imprecision and Uncertainty Management  Temporal Databases and Data Warehouses. Panagiotis has been General Co-Chair for the 3rd IEEE Conference On Intelligent Systems, IEEE IS’06, IEEE IS’2010. Among other he has served on the IPC IEEE-ICDE, IEEE-SMC, FQAS etc.  Current research interests include conceptual modelling approaches for contemporary intelligent systems and tools in collaboration with the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences-Centre of Biomedical Engineering, Professor Krassimir Atanassov, funded by Royal Society.

Salma Chahed

Salma Chahed is Senior Lecturer and member of the Health and Social Care Modelling Group (HSCMG) at the University of Westminster. She obtained a BSc in mathematics and physics and BEng/MEng in Mechanical Engineering in Tunisia, then an MSc in Industrial Engineering and a PhD in Operations Management in Healthcare Service both from Ecole Centrale Paris (France). Her research interests lie in the modelling of long-term care systems, patient pathway and neonatal units/network. She occupied a teaching position at the Ecole Centrale Paris, and then at the university of Saint-Etienne (France). She has experience in teaching simulation modelling, production and operations management and operations research. She was involved in the delivery of the predictive modelling short course and healthcare operations management both dedicated to health and social care decision makers.

Banafsheh Khosravi

Banafsheh Khosravi is a Research Associate in the Health and Social Care Modelling Group (HSCMG) at the University of Westminster. Banafsheh did her PhD in Management Science – Operational Research at the University of Southampton, UK. She obtained an MSc in Industrial Engineering from the Eastern Mediterranean University, Cyprus and a BSc degree in Industrial Engineering from Amirkabir University of Technology (Tehran Polytechnic), Iran. Her main research interests are in the areas of optimisation, scheduling, heuristics and their applications in health care and transportation. She has teaching experience as a lecturer and a teaching assistant in various topics in the School of Management and School of Mathematics at the University of Southampton, Department of Business Information Systems at the University of Westminster and Department of Industrial Engineering at the Eastern Mediterranean University. She also worked as a programmer in a joint European Space Agency (ESA) project among five European universities. She had Scholarships from University of Southampton and Eastern Mediterranean University for her PhD and MSc studies.

Muhammad Saiful Islam

Muhammad Saiful Islam obtained a B.Sc. and an M.Sc. in Applied Statistics both from Institute of Statistical Research and Training (ISRT), University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. After receiving M.Sc. he joined at International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research Bangladesh (ICDDR’B) as a Senior Research Assistant for about one year. Now he is working as a Ph.D. student at Health and Social Care Modelling Group (HSCMG) in University of Westminster, UK. His research concentrates on the modelling impact of climate change on health for the elderly population in England.

Philip Worrall

Philip Worrall obtained a BA (Econ) in Economics in 2008 from the University of Manchester, England, and completed his MSc in Operational Research & Management Science at LUMS (Lancaster University Management School) in 2009.  As part of his MSc he spent three months as an operational research analyst at the NHS Derbyshire County Primary Care Trust. In Autumn 2009 he submitted his MSc dissertation on the challenges of building COPD strategic planning models to model long term future demand.  At present he is undertaking a PhD at the University of Westminster and works part time for the NHS London Procurement Program.  His research interests include the application of machine learning algorithms to strategic health care planning.

Manisha Rathi

Manisha Rathi Received a B.Tech (IT) in 2004 from U.P Technical University, India, and completed M.Tech (Software Engineering) in 2006 from Banasthali Vidyapith University. She has a five years of Teaching Experience (2006-2011) in Jaypee Institute of Information Technology, Noida, India. Research interests include Prediction Methods and Techniques. She has published research papers in this area. At present , Manisha is a full time PhD candidate at University of Westminster with the Health and Social Care Modelling Group. Her Research concentrates on exploring the benefits of Fuzziness in Predictive Models of Hospital resource Utilisation.

Sarah Dalton

Sarah Dalton received BA (Medical Sciences) in 1988 and MB BChir in 1991 from Cambridge University and MD from Manchester University in 1999.  She was Clinical Research Fellow in Atopic Eczema at the University of Manchester in 1995-7 and is now working as an NHS hospital consultant at Colchester General Hospital.  She is a Member of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland and a Fellow of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health. She is currently Chair of the Essex Neonatal Clinical Development Group and a PhD candidate with the Health and Social Care Modelling Group at the University of Westminster, looking at neonatal capacity.

Mohsen Mesgarpour

Mohsen Mesgarpour is a PhD research student at the University of Westminster. He is a member of Health and Social Care Modelling Group (HSCMG). The focus of his PhD study is on using computational and analytical methods such as Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence in the healthcare modelling problems. Mohsen Mesgarpour obtained his B.Sc. (honor) in Computer Engineering in 2008 from the Eastern Mediterranean University, Cyprus, and his Pg.Cert. in Software Engineering and M.Sc. (honor) in Operational Research from the University of Southampton, UK. He had carried out his M.Sc. dissertation project with Logical Transport Ltd under supervision of Prof. Chris Potts and Prof. Julia Bennell. Later, he worked on a two-year KTP project at the University of Portsmouth and Xyratex Technology Ltd and. In the course of project, he designed and developed various mathematical models to perform predictive failure and rectification of predicted faults to enhance the performance of Networked Storage Systems (NSS) and High Performance Computing (HPC) products.

Anthony Virtue

Anthony Virtue is a part-time PhD student within the Health and Social Care Modelling Group (HSCMG) at the University of Westminster and his primary interest is the application of discrete-event simulation modelling techniques to healthcare services and systems. Anthony works full-time and is employed as a Senior Consultant within EC Harris LLP applying healthcare modelling techniques within their Healthcare Planning team in their Strategy and Transformation Group. Anthony obtained a BEng in Mechanical Engineering from Brunel University, an MSc in Engineering Management from Bristol University and an MSc in Decision Sciences from the University of Westminster.

Erich Teichmann

Erich Teichmann received a first degree in Mathematics and Statistics from the University of Cape Town (South Africa), followed by an honours degree in Chemical Engineering. He received his MSc in Decision Science (with distinction) at the University of Westminster, where he is currently doing research for his PhD. His research interests are in the use of IT and modelling techniques in health care management, and general healthcare decision-making. Erich is full-time employed and had various senior posts ICT / Management Consultant in major international consultancies. He is currently a CTO for BT Global Services.

Mohamed Tadjer

Mohamed Tadjer obtained a BEng in Operational Research from  the University of Science and Technology Algiers (USTHB), Diploma of specialised studies DESS in Decision-Aiding Engineering from Paris Dauphine University in France and an MSc in Decision Sciences from the University of Westminster. He is currently a PhD student within the HSCMG. Also, Mohamed is Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) Associate working with NHS Hounslow.

Sabina Redzanovic

Sabina Redzanovic received a first degree in Computer and Information Science from the University of Sarajevo, Sarajevo, and MSc in Enterprise Information Systems from the University of Westminster. She is currently Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) Associate working with an industrial partner, Primary Care Trust NHS Hounslow, to develop decision support software system using primary and secondary health care data. Prior to data warehousing and Business Intelligence, Sabina’s background was in Web Application Development.

PAST HSCMG PhD students:

  • Haifeng Xie Quantitative Risk Manager at Santander UK
  • Brijesh Patel Senior Public Health Analyst, Brent PCT
  • Shola Adeyemi Manager, Compound Market Access Analytics at Johnson & Johnson
  • Eren Demir Senior Lecturer in Statistics and operational research at University of Hertfordshire
  • Md. Asaduzzaman Assistant Professor at university of Dhaka