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Dr Emma Villeneuve

Associate Research Fellow in Healthcare Modelling

Kath Maguire

I joined PenCLAHRC in January 2016 to work within PenCHORD as an Operational Researcher. My main role is to develop and apply signal processing optimization methods to improve the configuration of healthcare systems. I am currently studying the location of neonatal care units in England, as part of the NeoNet project.

I have been working as a researcher in statistical signal processing for over 6 years, with various applications in instrumentation, astrophysics and biomechanics.

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Contact by phone
01392 72 23 93

Employed by
University of Exeter

Areas of expertise
Healthcare modelling and analysis, signal processing, optimization


PenCHORD - Streamlining Pre-operative Assessments at Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust

PenCHORD - NeoNet: Providing a national demand/capacity model for neonatal care in England

PenCHORD - Torbay and South Devon stroke care

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