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Alison Harper

PhD Candidate in SITE

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Alison has many years experience as a Physiotherapist and following her MSc in 2010, in Human Factors. She completed her MRes in UEBS in 2016 and is now in the final year of her PhD in Operations Research using a hybrid modelling approach for short-term urgent and emergency care decision-making using time-series forecasting and discrete-event simulation. She has an interest in healthcare research which makes a real impact for patients.

Qualifications

BPhty 1994 (University of Queensland); MSc 2010 (Derby University); MRes 2016 (University of Exeter)

Research interests

Real-time simulation, analytics

Research projects

Alison's PhD research is titled "A hybrid modelling approach using real-time simulation and forecasting for supporting short-term decision-making in urgent and emergency healthcare"

Supervisors:

Prof Nav Mustafee, UEBS

Prof Martin Pitt UEMS

Funding:

ESRC 1+3

Research networks

Member of the Health and Care IMPACT network 

http://www.health-impact-network.info/

Key publications | Publications by category | Publications by year

Publications by category


Journal articles

Harper A, Mustafee N, Yearworth M (In Press). Facets of Trust in Simulation Studies. European Journal of Operational Research Abstract.  Full text.

Conferences

Harper A, Mustafee N (2019). A Hybrid Modelling Approach Using Forecasting and Real-Time Simulation to Prevent Emergency Department Overcrowding.  Abstract. DOI.
Harper A, Mustafee N (2019). Proactive service recovery in emergency departments: a hybrid modelling approach using forecasting and real-time simulation.  Abstract. DOI.
Mustafee N, Powell JH, Harper A (2018). RH-RT: a Data Analytics Framework for Reducing Wait Time at Emergency Departments and Centres for Urgent Care. 2018 Winter Simulation Conference. 9th - 12th Dec 2018. Abstract.  Full text.
Harper A, Mustafee N, Feeney M (2017). A hybrid approach using forecasting and discrete-event simulation for endoscopy services.
Mustafee N, Powell JH, Martin S, Fordyce A, Harper A (2017). Investigating the use of real-time data in nudging patients' Emergency Department (ED) attendance behaviour.  Abstract.  Full text.
Mustafee N, Powell JH, Harper A (2017). Right hospital- right time: a business analytics framework for analysing urgent care/a&e wait time data.  Abstract.

Publications by year


In Press

Harper A, Mustafee N, Yearworth M (In Press). Facets of Trust in Simulation Studies. European Journal of Operational Research Abstract.  Full text.

2019

Harper A, Mustafee N (2019). A Hybrid Modelling Approach Using Forecasting and Real-Time Simulation to Prevent Emergency Department Overcrowding.  Abstract. DOI.
Harper A, Mustafee N (2019). Proactive service recovery in emergency departments: a hybrid modelling approach using forecasting and real-time simulation.  Abstract. DOI.

2018

Mustafee N, Powell JH, Harper A (2018). RH-RT: a Data Analytics Framework for Reducing Wait Time at Emergency Departments and Centres for Urgent Care. 2018 Winter Simulation Conference. 9th - 12th Dec 2018. Abstract.  Full text.

2017

Harper A, Mustafee N, Feeney M (2017). A hybrid approach using forecasting and discrete-event simulation for endoscopy services.
Mustafee N, Powell JH, Martin S, Fordyce A, Harper A (2017). Investigating the use of real-time data in nudging patients' Emergency Department (ED) attendance behaviour.  Abstract.  Full text.
Mustafee N, Powell JH, Harper A (2017). Right hospital- right time: a business analytics framework for analysing urgent care/a&e wait time data.  Abstract.