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Dr Izabela Komenda


Penny Holborn Position: Research Associate Email:
Telephone: +44(0)29 208 70986
Fax: +44(0)29 208 74199
Extension: 70986
Location: M/1.11

Research Interests

Operational Research Methods Applied to Healthcare

Queueing Theory

Game Theory

Research Group

Operational Research

Healthcare Modelling

Queueing Systems

Other Duties

Mathematical modeller at Aneurin Bevan Health Board





My research associate post is jointly funded by Cardiff School of Mathematics and Aneurin Bevan Health Board, so my work commitments are accordingly shared between the two organisations. Within the Health Board, where I am part of a new Mathematical Modelling Unit, I provide analytical support to a wide range of improvement projects across the Health Board. At Cardiff School of Mathematics, my research interests are primarily focussed on healthcare applications, and I have combined queueing theory and game theory to model bed occupancies at Critical Care Units. The research methodologies could equally be applied to other service organisations.



PhD - “Modelling Critical Care Activities Through Queueing Theory” (October 2009- April 2013)

BSc - Mathematics (First Class Honours, Cardiff University, 2006-2009)

Positions Held:

May 2013-Present: Post-doctoral research associate in Operational Research, Cardiff University/Aneurin Bevan Health Board
2009-2013: Undergraduate tutorial assistant, Cardiff University