Lancashire School of Business and Enterprise
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Claire has a long standing interest in the application and teaching of quantitative methods in business, both in public and private sectors
BSc, MSc, PhD
Recently Claire has specialised in computer simulation methods ranging from quick models for health sector improvement projects to more detailed models of A&E departments.
Main research interest is in the application of Operational Research/Management Science approaches particularly to health and emergency services.
Recent projects have included:
2009 -2011 SLIM project with WBS - applying simulation models to improvement projects in health care. The patient pathway was modelled for clinics in the North West, the Midlands and Singapore. This led to the development of SimLean materials (www.simlean.org) and SIMUL8's LeanSim Toolkit
2012 Simulation model built for the economic analysis of wound care treatment
2013 - 2014 Masters projects have been supervised with West Yorkshire Police, NICE, North Cumbria University Hospitals' Stroke Care and Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (blood donations in Ghana)
2014 Facilitated Modelling with Discrete-Event Simulation: Reality or Myth? S Robinson, C Worthington, N Burgess, Z Radnor. European Journal of Operational Research ISSN: 0377-2217. DOI: 10.1016/j.ejor.2012.12.024.
2012 SimLean: Utilising Simulation in the Implementation of Lean in Healthcare. S Robinson, Z Radnor, C Worthington, N Burgess. European Journal of Operational Research
2011 SimLean healthcare: handbook. N Burgess, C Worthington, N Davis, Z Radnor, S Robinson ISBN: 978-0-9570823-0-4
2010 Rapid modelling of patient flow in a health care setting: integrating simulation with Lean. C Worthington, S Robinson - in Rapid Modelling and Quick Response: Intersection of theory and practice ISBN: 978-1-84996-524-8