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Staff Profile

Prof Martin Pitt

Associate Professor

Kath Maguire

I am Director of PenCHORD a team of researchers within PenCLAHRC which has been effective in developing a range of applied models of healthcare collaborating directly with health organisations to improve services in the south-west. My main interest is the effective implementation of modelling, simulation and analytic solutions to inform health policy and the evaluation of its impact. A particular focus is the communication of information and visualisation techniques to facilitate understanding across organisational and cultural boundaries. In 2004 I helped establish MASHnet which aims to promote closer co-operation between professionals in health, research and commercial communities to improve the application of healthcare modelling. My early academic background is in psychology,cognitive science and human-computer interaction. I completed my doctorate at the Medical Informatics Group at Manchester University developing an interactive multimedia system for use by healthcare consultants. In 1998 I joined Exeter University as a lecturer in media computing before joining PenTAG in 2003 where I helped develop a range of economic models in the context of health technology assessment.

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Contact by phone
01392 726082 or 07775 652680

Employed by
University of Exeter

Areas of expertise
Healthcare Modelling and Simulation, Information Visualisation, Implementation

External links
PenCHORD

Projects

PenCHORD - Plymouth stroke visualisation

PenCHORD - Pathway modelling at Exeter Genito-Urinary Medicine (GUM) clinic

PenCHORD - HepB: Optimising the management of chronic hepatitis B in children and young people

PenCHORD - Pathway mapping of STEP 2-4 psychological therapies in the NEW Devon area

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

PenCHORD - HepFree: Chronic viral hepatitis in ethnic minorities - strategies to prevent the predicted increase in mortality

AHSN/PenCHORD project - Cardiac Troponin: Diagnosing heart attacks in A&E

PenCHORD - Ophthalmology location analysis

PenCHORD - TIA Clinic Mapping

PenCHORD - 18 week R2T

PenCHORD - Doctor First

PenCHORD - Neonatal

PenCHORD - Plymouth Community Nursing

PenCHORD - Modelling Radiographer-led discharge at Yeovil District Hospital

PenCHORD - Cornwall mental health service pathways

PenCHORD - Scheduling Community Mental Health Assessment in Devon

PenCHORD - DECODE: Modelling the impact of a dementia triage system on Exeter memory clinic waiting times

PenCHORD - Review of Operational Research in scheduled and unscheduled care

Publications

The effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of methods of storing donated kidneys from deceased donors: a systematic review and economic model

Everolimus for the second-line treatment of advanced and/or metastatic renal cell cancer: a critique of the submission from Novartis

Overcoming the barriers: a qualitative study of simulation adoption in the NHS

Using information graphics in health technology assessment: towards a structured approach

Maximising the population benefit from thrombolysis in acute ischemic stroke: a modeling study of in-hospital delays

Will delays in treatment jeopardize the population benefit from extending the time window for stroke thrombolysis?

The Potential of Operational Research

Hyperacute stroke care and NHS England’s business plan

Systems modelling and simulation in health service design, delivery and decision making

Can the retinal screening interval be safely increased to 2 years for Type 2 diabetic patients without retinopathy?

Graphical presentation of data for health policy decisions: an exploratory online decision task experiment to measure effectiveness

Fractured neck of femur patients: Rehabilitation and the acute hospital

The impact of minor injury unit closures on travel time and attendances

Maximizing the population benefit from thrombolysis in acute ischemic stroke: a modeling study of in-hospital delays

Cost-effectiveness of bevacizumab for diabetic macular oedema

Evaluating the impact of a simulation study in emergency stroke care

Which factors most influence demand for ambulances in South West England?

Implementing simulation results in emergency stroke care

Involving patients and the public in healthcare operational research - the challenges and opportunities

Right cot, right place, right time: improving the design and organisation of neonatal care networks

Involving patients and the public in healthcare operational research

Upcoming Events

May
03

PPI Advice Clinic

Plymouth, ITTC Building (PL6 8BX)

Whatever your query, from finding out more about Patient and Public Involvement to creating a PPI...
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May
09

Searching and Review Clinic

The University of Exeter, St Luke's campus, South Cloisters (Room 2.35)

These clinics have been set up to help the PenCLAHRC Evidence Synthesis Team to manage and respond...
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Calendar

News

Dr Nick Axford appointed as Associate Professor

21 April 2017

Dr Nick Axford joins PenCLAHRC this week as Associate Professor in Health Services and will...
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Want to stay mentally healthy in older age? Stimulate your brain in early life

20 April 2017

Stimulating the brain by taking on leadership roles at work or staying on in education...
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Job Opportunity - Trial Manager

10 April 2017

The University of Exeter Medical School is seeking a Trial Manager to take a lead...
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News

Research Projects

Comprehensive Mouth Care and Post-operative Pneumonia (CUPPA)

Theme: Evidence for Policy and Practice

A pilot study to see if comprehensive mouth-care reduces the incidence of post-operative pneumonia in...
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Changing Agendas on Sleep, Treatment and Learning in Epilepsy - A long term condition of children (CASTLE)

Theme: Evidence for Policy and Practice

PenCRU and the Evidence Synthesis Team are working with families, charities and health professionals specialising...
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Research Projects