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Dr Luca Grieco
Room 301
4 Taviton Street
London
WC1H 0BT
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Appointment
  • Lecturer in Operational Research
  • Clinical Operational Research Unit
  • Dept of Mathematics
  • Faculty of Maths & Physical Sciences
Biography

I work as a Lecturer in the UCL Clinical Operational Research Unit where I apply quantitative methods to support health protection policy and to improve performance of healthcare systems. I have a background in Industrial Engineering and Operational Research techniques gained during my Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees at Sapienza University of Rome. In 2013, I earned my PhD in Genomics and Bioinformatics dealing with machine learning and dynamical modelling approaches to identify targets for cancer therapy.

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Research Summary

My research work consists of supporting decision making through mathematical modelling, data analysis and development of user-friendly software. During my appointment in the UCL Clinical Operational Research Unit (CORU) I have been involved in several projects supporting process improvement within healthcare organisations or providing advice to the UK Department of Health on questions of national interest.


Currently, my work is funded by a project entitled "Workforce operations that realise knowledge-based transformational efficiency gains in community care" (WORKTECC). WORKTECC's aim is to identify scope for efficiency gain in home-based healthcare services, with particular focus on two North East London boroughs. My role in the project is to build mathematical and simulation models to support decision making regarding workforce composition as well as allocation, scheduling, routing and coordination of staff and volunteers.


Since August 2020, WORKTECC has been extended to study the impact and challenges of COVID-19 on home care services.


My previous experience at CORU includes the following projects:

  • Informing national guidance on the stock of decontamination equipment to be held by healthcare services in England.
  • Identifying the main causes of overcrowding in the emergency department of University College London NHS Foundation Trust.
  • Demand analysis and capacity planning for stroke services in North Central London.
  • Health economic analyses to compare different vaccine stockpiling strategies against possible influenza pandemics.
  • Analysis of operational costs of school-based vaccination in the context of a national programme against influenza.


Since April 2016, I am also member of UCL Consultants.

Teaching Summary

I contribute to teaching Operational Research techniques as part of the MSc in Mathematical Modelling offered by the UCL Department of Mathematics.

Appointments
01-JUN-2021 Lecturer in Operational Research Clinical Operational Research Unit, Dept. of Mathematics University Collegel London, United Kingdom
01-SEP-2018 – 31-MAY-2021 Senior Research Associate Clinical Operational Research Unit, Dept. of Mathematics University Collegel London, United Kingdom
01-MAR-2014 – 31-AUG-2018 Research associate Clinical Operational Research Unit, Dept. of Mathematics University College London, United Kingdom
01-FEB-2013 – 31-JAN-2014 Bioinformatician (postdoc) Institut Curie U900 (Paris)  , France
01-NOV-2008 – 31-DEC-2012 Bioinformatician (PhD student) Inserm U1090 (Marseille) & École Normale Supérieure (Paris)  , France
Academic Background
2013   Doctorat Universite Aix-Marseille
2008   Laurea magistrale Universita degli Studi di Roma La Sapienza
2005   Laurea Universita degli Studi di Roma La Sapienza
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