Mari's main interests are linked to simulation modelling in health care settings. She has worked on many varied projects including service evaluations, clinical trials, workforce planning and cancer care pathways. Mari's areas of expertise are quantitative analysis, mainly using statistics and mathematical modelling to aid decision making in the NHS.

Areas of Expertise

  • Operational Research
  • Simulation
  • Mathematics

Publications

  1. Shared decision-making in cardiology: Do patients want it and do doctors provide it?. Patient Education and Counseling 80(2), 173-179.
  2. The cost implications of informed decision-making: a mathematical simulation model of the potential financial effects of a web-based prostate specific antigen decision aid. European Journal for Person Centered Healthcare 1(1), 193
  3. Cost-effectiveness of different strategies to manage patients with sciatica. Pain 155(7), 1318-1327.
  4. The clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of management strategies for sciatica: systematic review and economic model. Health Technology Assessment 15(39)
  5. & A Simulation Model of Bed-occupancy in a Critical Care Unit. Journal of Simulation 4(1), 52-59.

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Supervision

  • Opioid prescribing in Wales (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Berni Sewell
    Other supervisor: Prof Jaynie Rance
    Other supervisor: Prof Ceri Phillips
  • Barriers and Facilitators of Cancer Rehabilitation Services and Support in Wales from the perspective of Patients' experiences (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Deborah Fitzsimmons
    Other supervisor: Dr Tessa Watts

Research Groups

  • SCHE

    Swansea Centre for Health Economics