Health Modelling Centre Cymru (hmc²)


Health Modelling Centre Cymru (hmc²) Research

hmc² brings expertise in a range of different mathematical and computational modelling techniques applied to health. This builds on the strengths of the research activities and interest of WIMCS members, and the five associated clusters: Analysis; Computational Modelling;  Mathematical Physics; Stochastics; Statistics and Operational Research.

Previous and on-going modelling projects have helped examine hospital waiting lists, intensive care provision, operating theatre performance and the modelling of bed-blocking in UK hospitals. Modelling techniques have also been used to help inform policy on breast cancer screening and targeted screening strategies for Chlamydia.

Modelling is also currently being used to help support the improved delivery of ambulance response times for the Welsh Ambulance Service. In addition, various cardiovascular and respiratory flow modelling projects are also investigated to improve diagnosis and to reduce clinician time. It is also important to note that modelling efforts are underway to reduce problems associated with breathing and breathing disorders. The strong collaboration hmc² will have with the Welsh clinicians is expected to have a major impact towards better healthcare in Wales.

Other on-going projects include: