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Management science Health systems

The health systems research cluster is interested in the applications of management science in healthcare organisation and delivery. Our work has close links with health economics, optimisation, operations management and demography.

We've strong links with the Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences, the Strathclyde Institute of Medical Devices and the Centre for Health Policy.

Current research

The group has several ongoing projects which include:

PhD opportunities

Academic staff active in this area may be available to supervise PhDs on the following topics:

Professor Alec Morton

  • methodological innovations in economic assessment of healthcare technologies
  • health inequalities and poverty traps
  • technological innovation in healthcare systems
  • prioritisation of healthcare investments
  • performance measurement of healthcare systems
  • financial sustainability of the Scottish National Health Service

Dr Robert van der Meer

  • technological innovation in healthcare systems
  • improving patient flow in healthcare systems
  • applying social-technical analysis and design for the operational improvement of healthcare systems
  • performance measurement of healthcare systems

Dr Kerem Akartunali

  • robust radiation treatment planning optimization
  • network design for healthcare distribution systems
  • nurse scheduling under uncertainty

Find out more about how to apply for a PhD in Management Science.

Contact us

For general enquiries about the research group please contact Professor Alec Morton,