The Population Health Agent based Simulation nEtwork

Awarded £402k for 4 years

The PHASE network will focus on the application and use of agent-based models among researchers and decision makers in order develop insights on the interdependent and interacting processes that result in non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and health inequalities.

Network

The PHASE network will focus on the application and use of agent-based models among researchers and decision makers in order develop insights on the interdependent and interacting processes that result in non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and health inequalities. The network seeks to foster greater interest in simulation methods for health and to develop understanding of how to simulate various factors and their influence on populations. This will be achieved by building a community of scientists, computer software developers, government workers, charities and university researchers.

On 25 September 2019 the UK Prevention Research Partnership (UKPRP) held a kick off meeting with the award holders from the first funding round. The slides presented by PHASE are available to download (PPT, 644KB).

Network membership

Initial network membership includes research academics as co-investigators and users such as the UK Health Forum, the Scottish Government, and the Public Health Agency in Northern Ireland.

Rich Mitchell

Research Fellow, MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Unit 

University of Glasgow

Steven Cummins

Professor of Population Health

London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Eric Silverman

Research Fellow, MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Unit 

University of Glasgow

Mark McCann

Research Fellow, MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Unit

University of Glasgow

Ruth Hunter

Lecturer in Physical Activity and Public Health

Queen's University of Belfast

Alice MacLachlan

Research Associate, MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit

University of Glasgow