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SCDTP Studentship - Developing a hybrid simulation approach to planning mental health services

Southampton Business School

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £15009
(19/20 UKRI rate)
Closing Date:  Thursday 23 January 2020
Reference:  1080118TR

Developing a hybrid simulation approach to planning mental health services

A fully funded studentship awarded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) South Coast Doctoral Training Partnership (SCDTP) commencing in 2020/21 Academic Year.

Supervisory Team:

Dr Stephan Onggo ( and Dr Steffen Bayer, Southampton Business School

Providing efficient and effective services for people suffering from mental health conditions requires careful planning. Analytical methods such as simulation can be of enormous benefit. We are looking for a quantitative minded doctoral student who is interested in developing new approaches to healthcare planning combining agent-based modelling and discrete event simulation. The tools and techniques developed will be of relevance not only for healthcare planning but also for a wide range of other contexts.

Skills Required

Strong quantitative background; ideally an MSc in Operational Research, Management Science, Business Analytics or a related subject; keen interest in health care; willingness and ability to conduct interviews


South Coast DTP Funding provides an annual maintenance grant (tax free) of £15009 (2019/20 UKRI rate), plus payment of all programme fees.  Other funding available for SCDTP funded students can be found on the SCDTP website (

Funding is provided for 3 years full-time PhD study (pro-rata for part-time students).  Applications for 1+3 funding for students completing a Master's year prior to the commencement of PhD study are also welcome (details available at

Application Procedure

The closing date and time for applications is 4.00pm on 23rd January 2020.  The full application procedure, the funding application form, and more information on the South Coast Doctoral Training Partnership can be found at:

For further information about this project, please contact the lead supervisor detailed above.  For questions relating to the application procedure, or for more information about the SCDTP, please visit the SCDTP website or contact us at

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