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Dr Honora Smith 

Lecturer in Operational Research

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Dr Honora Smith is a Lecturer in Operational Research (OR) within Mathematical Sciences.

Honora’s lectureship was initially funded by the LANCS Initiative, the largest grant ever given to strengthen the foundations of OR in the UK, built upon collaboration between four UK Universities: Lancaster, Nottingham, Cardiff and Southampton.

After a first degree at Cambridge University combining mathematics and management studies, Honora took up employment in the fields of OR and information and communications technology (ICT), with periods in manufacturing industry, transportation planning, the National Health Service and pharmaceutical industry.

Honora renewed her interest in OR with an MSc in OR from the University of Southampton, followed up by a PhD in OR entitled 'Locating sustainable community health facilities', which involved several visits to rural India.

Research interests

Honora’s primary research interest is in the applications of OR in health care. She is currently researching the application of discrete choice models and locational analysis to user choice of healthcare facilities, whether at hospital or community level.

Honora is a member of the Centre for Operational Research, Management Science and Information Systems (CORMSIS); she belongs to the European OR Societies (EURO) working group on OR applied to health services (ORAHS), and the EURO working group on locational analysis (EWGLA).

Research group

Operational Research

Affiliate research group

Healthcare Modelling

Research project(s)

Healthcare Modelling

Director, MSc Operational Research and Finance

Past Chair, European OR Societies (EURO) working group on OR for Development,  EWG-ORD

Public Governor of Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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MATH6005 Visual Basic for Applications

MATH6004 Stochastic OR Methods


Dr Honora Smith
Building 54 Mathematical Sciences University of Southampton Highfield Southampton SO17 1BJ

Room Number: 54/10021

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