Sustainability and Circular Economy research cluster

'Health & wellbeing' theme

This theme explores the challenges facing the delivery of all forms for sustainable healthcare.

Our research includes system modelling approaches to primary and community care and GP attrition, the social impact of the hygiene hypothesis, and the urgent care network. We also investigate how nature contributes to people’s well-being, for example when people participate in local food projects, such as Community-supported Agriculture (CSA).

Selected publications

  • Katsaliaki, K., Mustafee, N., Taylor, S.J.E. and Brailsford, S. 2009, ‘Comparing conventional and distributed approaches to simulation in complex supply-chain health systems’, Journal of the Operational Research Society, 60(1), 43-51.
  • Katsaliaki, K. and Mustafee, N. 2011, ‘Applications of simulation research within the healthcare context’, Journal of the Operational Research Society, 62(8), 1431-1451.
  • Mustafee, N, Katsaliaki, K. and Taylor, S.J.E. 2010, ‘Profiling literature in healthcare simulation’, Simulation: Transactions of the Society of Modelling and Simulation International, 86(8-9), 543-558.
  • Mustafee, N. and Katsaliaki, K. 2015. Simulation for Sustainable Healthcare. Journal of Simulation, 9(2):83-85.
  • Boehm, S., Bharucha, Z. and Pretty, J. (eds) 2014. Ecocultures: Blueprints for Sustainable Communities. London: Routledge.