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Dr Richard Guerrero-Ludueña BEng, MEng, PhD

Senior Research Fellow

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Dr Richard Guerrero-Ludueña is a Senior Research Fellow at the School of Health Sciences and at the NHS Wessex Academic Health Science Network (AHSN).

I am passionate about improving efficiency and value in healthcare by using a rigorous and robust analytical approach

Richard’s research interests are in the use of Data Analytics and Operational Research in the management, organisation and performance of health services, both in the UK and internationally.

Richard joined the Health Sciences in April 2015 after a year as academic visitor at Southampton Business School. He previously worked as a researcher at the Barcelona Hospital del Mar Medical Research Institute and, earlier, at the University of Valladolid and Sugar Technology Centre in Spain. In Chile, he worked at the Ministry of Health and several years as a business intelligence analyst at a retail company.

As a result of his collaborations with NHS England, he has been awarded with Research Honorary Contracts with: NHS South, Central and West Commissioning Support Unit (CSU); The Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS FT; Dorset County Hospital NHS FT; Poole Hospital NHS FT; Isle of Wight NHS Trust; Portsmouth Hospital NHS Trust; and Hampshire Hospitals NHS FT.

He obtained a PhD in Statistics (Healthcare modelling) at the University of Barcelona, a MSc in Process and Systems Engineering at the University of Valladolid, and a BSc in Industrial Engineering at the University of Talca.

Richard’s work aims to support healthcare organisations in the analysis of activity, capacity and demand.

If you are looking for research collaborations or discussions in any of his research areas, please contact him via email.

Research interests

Richard has made use of a variety of routine and administrative data sources to model and simulate health services in the UK NHS and other health systems (including Spain and Chile).

He leads research projects across NHS organisations in Wessex, with a focus on service redesign and analysis of activity, capacity and demand, both at service and population level. He also provide expert advice and analytical support to Wessex AHSN programmes (including dementia, nutrition, healthy ageing, mental health, and medicines optimisation) and teams evaluating healthcare innovations.

He uses techniques from data analytics, business process management, and operational research to analyse current performance and to model improved and more efficient future states of healthcare systems. His focus is primarily concerned with the analysis of activity, capacity and demand.

Cancer diagnostic services

Richard is currently leading regional NHS projects and is advising NHS Wessex Clinical Network, Wessex Cancer Alliance, NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups, and NHS Trusts across Wessex in methodologies to analyse and improve cancer diagnostic services.

Mental Health

Richard is also leading a project aiming to improve outcomes for adults using acute Mental Health services across Hampshire and Isle of Wight, including reducing out-of-area placements to enable people to receive care and treatment as close to home as possible.

As part of this project, he is training NHS analysts in Healthcare Modelling and Simulation to increase Mental Health analytical capacity and capability.

PhD research

PhD in Statistics (Healthcare Modelling): ‘Data Driven Approach to Enhancing Efficiency and Value in Healthcare’, University of Barcelona, funded by Chilean National Commission of Scientific and Technological Research-CONICYT. 

Current projects

A review of endoscopy activity, capacity and demand in Dorset NHS Trusts (NHS – funded project).

Simulation modelling in health services – NHS Hampshire and Isle of Wight Sustainability and Transformation Partnership (NHS & The Health Foundation – funded project).

Previous NHS - funded projects

2017/18 £40,000 NHS England Wessex Cancer Alliance. Wessex cancer diagnostics demand and capacity project. Follow-on funding. 

2016/17 £10,000 NHS England Wessex Strategic Clinical Network. Wessex endoscopy modelling. Follow-on funding.

2015/16 £3,500 NHS England Wessex Strategic Clinical Network. Frimley Endoscopy modelling.

2015/16 £5,000 NHS England Wessex Strategic Clinical Network. Dorset Endoscopy modelling.

2015/16 £10,000 NHS England Wessex Strategic Clinical Network. Wessex cancer diagnostics demand and capacity project.

Research group

Wessex Academic Health Science Network

Affiliate research groups

Wessex AHSN Centre for Implementation Science (CIS), Centre for Implementation Science (CIS) , CORMSIS, Institute for Life Sciences

Since 2015 I supervise MSc summer projects in the application of Operational Research and Analytics in the Healthcare sector. I am also supervising MSc students from the School of Health Sciences.

Dr Richard Guerrero-Ludueña
Centre for Implementation Science (CIS) Health Sciences University of Southampton Highfield Southampton SO17 1BJ

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