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Dr Christina Saville 

Research Fellow

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Christina is a Research Fellow within Health Sciences. Currently working on analysis of daily variation in patients’ needs for nursing care, and modelling costs and consequences of alternative nurse staffing approaches. She completed her PhD thesis in the Operational Research group in the School of Mathematics. The thesis topic was mathematical modelling of breast diagnostic clinics. Prior to this she worked as an Operational Research Consultant at British Airways.

Research interests

  • Operational research techniques applied to healthcare
  • Safe staffing

Affiliate research groups

Health Work , Work Force

Research project(s)

Identifying nurse-staffing requirements using the Safer Nursing Care Tool. Modelling the costs and consequences of real world application to address variation in patient need on hospital wards

The study will examine how patients' need for nursing care, varies from day to day. This will allow us to see how well staffing matches need and to explore the costs and consequences of different ways of deploying nurses to meet varying need.

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Dr Christina Saville
Health Sciences Student Office University of Southampton Highfield Southampton SO17 1BJ

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