Paul R. Harper

  • Cardiff University, Mathematics Institute, UK

According to our database1, Paul R. Harper authored at least 46 papers between 2002 and 2021.

Collaborative distances:
  • Dijkstra number2 of five.
  • Erdős number3 of four.



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PhD thesis 


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Modified Needleman-Wunsch algorithm for clinical pathway clustering.
J. Biomed. Informatics, 2021

A conservative index heuristic for routing problems with multiple heterogeneous service facilities.
Math. Methods Oper. Res., 2020

A review of implementation of behavioural aspects in the application of OR in healthcare.
J. Oper. Res. Soc., 2020

Server behaviours in healthcare queueing systems.
J. Oper. Res. Soc., 2020

Special issue on healthcare behavioural OR.
J. Oper. Res. Soc., 2020

Ciw: An open-source discrete event simulation library.
J. Simulation, 2019

Determining patient outcomes from patient letters: A comparison of text analysis approaches.
J. Oper. Res. Soc., 2019

Modelling deadlock in open restricted queueing networks.
Eur. J. Oper. Res., 2018

Predicting adolescent social networks to stop smoking in secondary schools.
Eur. J. Oper. Res., 2018

Multiple criteria mixed-integer programming for incorporating multiple factors into the development of master operating theatre timetables.
Eur. J. Oper. Res., 2017

A Queueing Theoretic Approach to Set Staffing Levels in Time-Dependent Dual-Class Service Systems.
Decis. Sci., 2017

Containment of socially optimal policies in multiple-facility Markovian queueing systems Open.
J. Oper. Res. Soc., 2016

Can you model growth of trust? A study of the sustainability of a rural community health centre in North India.
J. Simulation, 2015

Combining discrete-event simulation and system dynamics in a healthcare setting: A composite model for Chlamydia infection.
Eur. J. Oper. Res., 2014

Bicriteria efficiency/equity hierarchical location models for public service application.
J. Oper. Res. Soc., 2013

Overcoming the barriers: a qualitative study of simulation adoption in the NHS.
J. Oper. Res. Soc., 2013

Cost-effective workforce planning: optimising the dental team skill-mix for England.
J. Enterp. Inf. Manag., 2013

Selfish routing in public services.
Eur. J. Oper. Res., 2013

Emergency Medical Services Modelling.
Proceedings of the SIMULTECH 2013, 2013

Simulation in health-care: lessons from other sectors.
Oper. Res., 2012

Predicting ambulance demand using singular spectrum analysis.
J. Oper. Res. Soc., 2012

Discrete Conditional Phase-type models utilising classification trees: Application to modelling health service capacities.
Eur. J. Oper. Res., 2012

Incorporating human behaviour in simulation models of screening for breast cancer.
Eur. J. Oper. Res., 2012

MetSim: A Simulation Decision Support Tool using Meteorological Information for Short-Term Planning of Hospital Services.
Proceedings of the SIMULTECH 2012 - Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Simulation and Modeling Methodologies, Technologies and Applications, Rome, Italy, 28, 2012

Modelling the size and skill-mix of hospital nursing teams.
J. Oper. Res. Soc., 2010

Small world network models of the dynamics of HIV infection.
Ann. Oper. Res., 2010

An analysis of the academic literature on simulation and modelling in health care.
J. Simulation, 2009

Locational analysis: highlights of growth to maturity.
J. Oper. Res. Soc., 2009

Milestones in OR.
J. Oper. Res. Soc., 2009

Planning sustainable community health schemes in rural areas of developing countries.
Eur. J. Oper. Res., 2009

Simulation Model to Investigate Flexible Workload Management for Healthcare and Servicescape Environment.
Proceedings of the 2009 Winter Simulation Conference, 2009

TreeWorks: Advances in Scalable Decision Trees.
Int. J. Heal. Inf. Syst. Informatics, 2008

OR in Health.
Eur. J. Oper. Res., 2008

J. Oper. Res. Soc., 2007

Improving the cost-effectiveness of Chlamydia screening with targeted screening strategies.
J. Oper. Res. Soc., 2006

Classification trees: A possible method for maternity risk grouping.
Eur. J. Oper. Res., 2006

Incorporating human behavior in healthcare simulation models.
Proceedings of the Winter Simulation Conference WSC 2006, 2006

Geographical simulation modelling for the regional planning of oral and maxillofacial surgery across London.
J. Oper. Res. Soc., 2005

A genetic algorithm for the project assignment problem.
Comput. Oper. Res., 2005

Population needs assessment and access modelling for cardiac services.
J. Oper. Res. Soc., 2004

On the challenges of healthcare modelling and a proposed project life cycle for successful implementation.
J. Oper. Res. Soc., 2004

Reduced outpatient waiting times with improved appointment scheduling: a simulation modelling approach.
OR Spectr., 2003

Mother-to-child transmission of HIV: a simulation-based approach for the evaluation of intervention strategies.
J. Oper. Res. Soc., 2003

A systems modelling approach for the prevention and treatment of diabetic retinopathy.
Eur. J. Oper. Res., 2003

A decision support system for the care of HIV and AIDS patients in India.
Eur. J. Oper. Res., 2003

Modelling for the planning and management of bed capacities in hospitals.
J. Oper. Res. Soc., 2002