VC International Scholarship in Development of a platform for healthcare operations management underpinning strategic, tactical and operational decisions

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    Cardiff University
    United Kingdom
    Formal sciences



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 maximise 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 us.

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

In undertaking this project you will develop:

*new mathematical models for tackling healthcare operations management problems on the strategic, tactical and operational decision level

*algorithms to obtain high quality solutions

*simulation models to address uncertainty in healthcare.

What is funded

This is a 3 year scholarship covering:

- overseas tuition fees;

- annual stipend (£15,285 for 2020/21);

- research consumables, training, conference travel.


3 years, subject to satisfactory progress

Start Date: 1 October 2020.


A 2:1 or above Honours undergraduate degree or a master’s degree, in Mathematics or a related subject. Applicants for whom English is not their first language must demonstrate their proficiency by obtaining an IELTS score of at least 6.5 overall, with a minimum of 5.5 in each skills component.

Applicants must:

- be nationals of (or permanently domiciled in) the world’s Least Developed and Other Low Income Countries based on the DAC list of ODA Recipients 2020. See


- meet the academic criteria;

- be liable to pay overseas tuition fees;

- not have been awarded another scholarship covering both tuition fees and stipend

How to Apply

Applicants should submit an application for postgraduate study via the online application service http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/research/programmes/programme/mathematics

In the research proposal section of your application, please specify the project title and supervisors of this project and copy the project description in the text box provided. In the funding section, enter VC International Scholarship


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