I am a Research Associate in Computations Mathematics at the Computer Science Research Institute, University of Ulster, Coleraine, UK. I recently (in June 2010) completed my PhD in health care modelling (Thesis title: “Unified modelling for care of the elderly”). During my PhD we developed and validated mathematical and statistical methods and models to make important information readily available to hospital staff, care managers and policy makers to aid strategic decision making and the implementation of strategies for effective care management and improvement. These models are illustrated and validated using three different datasets: a historical dataset on geriatric patients from an administrative database of a London Hospital, a nationwide dataset available from the English Hospital Episode Statistics database on stroke-related patients, and a 5 years’ retrospective dataset of stroke-related patients admitted to the Belfast City Hospital. Presently I am extending this work and developing improved models and exploring new applications including disease progression modelling, neuroimaging, and mining sensor network data. My publication record includes 7 papers published in refereed journals, 5 refereed book chapters, 1 contributed book, 1 edited book, 10 papers in refereed international conferences and 13 other (extended) abstracts in conferences.
My research interests include solving complex epidemiological and health & social care problems using stochastic modelling & simulation, mathematical/statistical analysis, Knowledge discovery and data mining methods.