EPSRC DOCTORAL TRAINING GRANT | Lynch, Barry

Project: Research Studentship - Internally Allocated

Project Details

Description

Statistical methods for the analysis of multiply linked time series with application to weekly and daily electronic surveillance systems at Health Protection Scotland (HPS)

Layman's description

Analysis of data contained within NHS24 (a health telephone helpline) calls may give early warning of disease outbreak.

Key findings

A new electronic surveillance system was implemented at HPS and made operational for the London 2012 Olympics. The system's performance was evaluated and improvements identified. Alternative methodologies (CUSUM and wavelets) were tested and found to have utility in certain scenarios. Finally the introduction of a spatial component was implemented and initial testing found successful in detecting more localised outbreaks.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date1/10/111/04/15

Funding

  • EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council): £12,898.00

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