We are looking for applications for the following PhD Studentship available at Loughborough University (https://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/research-degrees/funded/developing-hybrid-simulation-modelling-approach/). I’d be grateful if you could pass this on to any potential candidates.


Many thanks





Title: Developing a Hybrid Simulation Modelling Approach to Planning Integrated Care Services

Qualification Type:




Funding for:

UK Students, EU Students

Funding amount:



Full Time



Start date of studentship: 1 October 2019

Closing date of advert: 10 July 2019


Primary supervisor: Dr Antuela Tako

Secondary supervisor: Professor Stewart Robinson

Project Detail:

Providing efficient and effective community-based health and social care services requires careful planning. Analytical methods such as simulation can successfully support planning of health care services. The adoption of integrated care models is aimed at providing community-based health and social care services to the elderly population, while at the same time reducing A&E referrals. The project will develop a hybrid model of the integrated health and social care system for the UK elderly population, combining simulation techniques (system dynamics, discrete-event simulation and agent-based modelling) and problem structuring methods. The model developed will be used to answer questions regarding the capacity of integrated care services to efficiently meet current and future demand and to identify the resources needed.

Skills and Entry requirements:

Strong quantitative background; a UK Master’s degree ideally in Operational Research, Management Science, Business Analytics or a related subject (with average programme mark of no less than 65%) or International equivalent; interest in health care modelling; excellent communication skills; flexibility and willingness to travel. English Language requirement of IELTS band 7.0 or above with not less than 7.0 in each component.

Funding information:

The studentship provides a tax-free stipend of 14,777 per annum for the duration of the studentship plus tuition fees at the UK/EU rate. International (non-EU) students may apply however the total value of the studentship will be used towards the cost of the International tuition fee.

Contact details:

Name: Dr Antuela Tako

Email address: [log in to unmask]

Telephone number: +44 (0)1509 228219

How to apply:

All applications should be made online at www.lboro.ac.uk/study/apply/research. Under programme name, select Business School.

Candidates are requested to submit:

Please quote reference number: SBE-ATSLR19



Dr. Antuela Tako AFORS

Reader in Operational Research

School of Business and Economics

Loughborough University

Tel: 01509 228 219



ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3585-3620

Associate Editor Journal of the Operational Research Society


Leader of the Simulation Practices RIG

Member of the Centre for Service Management





Latest paper: Choosing Simulation Approach: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0167923618300691


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