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Dr Alexander Komashie

 

Dr Alexander Komashie

Dr Alexander Komashie

Senior Research Associate in Healthcare Systems Design

Research groups: Healthcare Design Group, Process Management Group
Telephone: +44 1223 768448
Email: A.Komashie @eng.cam.ac.uk

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Biography

  • THIS Institute Post-doctoral Interdisciplinary Fellow, July 2018
  • Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA), September 2017
  • Ph.D. Systems Engineering, Brunel University, UK, 2009
  • M.Sc. Advanced Manufacturing Systems (Distinction), Brunel University, UK, 2004
  • B.Sc. Mechanical Engineering (1st Class), Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana, 2001
  • Diploma Mechanical Engineering (Distinction), Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana, 1998

Alexander joined the EDC in December 2009 after completing his PhD in Brunel University, UK. His PhD, “Information-Theoretic and Stochastic Methods for Managing the Quality of Service and Satisfaction in Healthcare Systems” proposed the "E-Track NHS" system which looked at the application of real-time Discrete Event Simulation for improving healthcare system performance. He therefore has a keen interest in the use of the systems approach and particularly the modelling and simulation of healthcare systems. Alexander was involved in the DoH sponsored project – Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRC) for the East of England.from 2014 till 2019. The CLAHRC team was a multi-disciplinary, involving the Engineering Design Centre, the Judge Business School, Department of Psychiatry, Institute of Public Health in the University of Cambridge and the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust.

Alexander is currently a THIS Institute Post-doctoral Interdisciplinary Fellow doing research into Health Systems Visualisation.

Alexander also has research interest in improving Engineering Design Education and is an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA)

Selected Publications

KOMASHIE, A., and Clarkson, P. J. (2022) ‘The role of systems approaches in health and care', Proceedings of the 17th International Design Conference (DESIGN 2022), Dubrovnik, Croatia, 23-26 May 2022 (Online), Cambridge University Press

KOMASHIE, A., and Clarkson, P. J. (2022) ‘Towards a better understanding of mental health care delivery systems: From stories to system components.’ Health Systems, [under review]

Lamé, G, Crowe, S., KOMASHIE, A., Royston, G. (2022) ‘Joining forces: the value of design partnering with operational research to improve healthcare delivery.’ Design Science, [under review]

Kohler K., Nwe Myint P. P., Win S., KOMASHIE A., Winters R., Thu M., Naing M. M., Hlaing T. T., Burnstein R. M., Soe Z. W., Menon D. K., Clarkson P. J., Hutchinson P. J. A, Bashford T. (2022) ‘A Systems Approach to Improving Traumatic Brain Injury Care in Myanmar: a mixed-methods study from lived experience to discrete event simulation.’ BMJ Open [accepted]

Lamé, G, Huynh-Dagher, S., KOMASHIE, A., Jankovic, M., Duong, T. (2022) ‘Is anybody listening? A citation analysis of healthcare design research articles published in design journals', Proceedings of the 17th International Design Conference (DESIGN 2022), Dubrovnik, Croatia, 23-26 May 2022 (Online), Cambridge University Press

KOMASHIE, A., Ward, J., Bashford, T., Dickerson, T., Kaya, G. K., Liu, Y., Kuhn, I., Gunay, A., Kohler, K., Boddy, N., O’Kelly, E., Masters, J., Dean, J., Meads, C., Clarkson, P. J. (2021). A Systems Approach to Healthcare Design, Delivery and Improvement: Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. BMJ Open

KOMASHIE, A., Hinrichs-Krapels, S., Clarkson, P. J. (2021) ‘Systems Approaches to Healthcare Systems Design and Care Delivery: An Overview of the Literature’, in Proceedings of the International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED21), Gothenburg, Sweden, 16-20 August 2021. DOI:10.1017/pds.2021.555

Jones K, Davies B, Stubbs DJ, KOMASHIE, A. et al. (2021) Can compliment and complaint data inform the care of individuals with chronic subdural haematoma (cSDH)? BMJ Open Quality 

KOMASHIE, A., and Clarkson, P. J. (2020) ‘Requirements for diagramming in the design of mental health delivery services', Proceedings of the 16th International Design Conference (DESIGN 2020), Dubrovnik, Croatia, 18-21 May 2020 (Online 26-29 October 2020), Cambridge University Press

Ciccone, N., Patou, F., KOMASHIE, A., Lame, G., Clarkson, P. J. and Maier, A. M. (2020) ‘Healthcare systems design: A sandbox of current research themes presented at an international meeting', Proceedings of the 16th International Design Conference (DESIGN 2020), Dubrovnik, Croatia, 18-21 May 2020 (Online 26-29 October 2020), Cambridge University Press

KOMASHIE, A., Lame, G., Patou, F., Ciccone, N., Maier, A., and Clarkson, P. J. (2019) Exploring Healthcare Systems Design Research and Practice: Outcomes of an international meeting, In: Proceedings of the 22nd International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED19), Delft, The Netherlands, 5-8 August 2019. https://doi.org/10.1017/dsi.2019.100

Clarkson, P.J., Dean, J., Ward, J.R., KOMASHIE, A. And Bashford, T. (2018) ‘A systems approach to healthcare: from thinking to practice’ in Future Healthcare Journal, 5(3), 151-155.

KOMASHIE, A. and  Clarkson, P. J. (2018) Designing Mental Health Delivery Systems: Describing the Relationship Between System Components, Proceedings of the 15th International Design Conference (DESIGN 2018), Dubrovnik, Croatia, 21-24 May 2018 (pp. 2669-2680).

KOMASHIE, A., Rae, S., Kar Ray, M. and Clarkson, P. J. (2017) Designing mental health delivery systems: Where do we start? In: Proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED17), Vol. 3: Product, Services and Systems Design, Vancouver, Canada, 21.-25.08.2017.

KOMASHIE, A. (2017) 'Combining Qualitative, Modelling and Simulation Methods for Healthcare Delivery Research', SAGE Research Methods Cases Online.

KOMASHIE, A. and  Clarkson, P. J. (2016) Can Diagrams Help Improve Healthcare Systems Design and Care Delivery? Proceedings of the 14th International Design Conference (DESIGN 2016), Dubrovnik, Croatia, 16-19 May 2016 (pp. 1885-1894).

KOMASHIE, A., Mousavi, A., Clarkson, P. J. and Young, T. (2015) 'An Integrated Model of Patient and Staff Satisfaction Using Queuing Theory' IEEE Journal of Translational Engineering in Health and Medicine, Vol. 3, 1-10.

Pearson, M., Monks, T., Gibson, A., Allen, M., KOMASHIE, A., Fordyce, A., Harris-Golesworthy, F., Pitt, M. A., Brailsford, S. and Stein, K. (2013) 'Involving patients and the public in healthcare operational research - The challenges and opportunities'. in  Operations Research for Health Care, 2. pp. 86-89. ISSN 2211-6923

KOMASHIE, A., Jun, T., Dodds, S., Rayner, H., Thane, S., Mitchell-Baker, A.and Clarkson, P. J. (2011) 'SICK SYSTEMS: Towards a generic conceptual representation of healthcare systems' Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED11), Vol. 4 (pp. 430440).

Mousavi, A., KOMASHIE, A., and Tavakoli, S. (2011) 'Simulation-Based Real-Time Performance Monitoring (SIMMON): A Platform for Manufacturing and Healthcare Systems', in Proc. 43rd Winter Simulation Conference, 2011, Arizona, USA.(S. Jain, R. R. Creasey, J. Himmelspach, K. P. White, & M. Fu, Eds.).

KOMASHIE, A., Mousavi, A. and Gore, J. (2007) 'Quality management in healthcare and industry: A comparative review and emerging themes', Journal of Management History, vol. 13, no. 4, pp. 359-370.

KOMASHIE, A., Mousavi, A. and Gore, J. (2008) 'Using Discrete Event Simulation to Manage Theatre Operations in Healthcare: An Audit-Based Case Study', in Proc. 10th EUROSim/UKSim Int. Conf. Modelling and Simulation, Cambridge, UK, April 1-3, 2008.

Tavakoli, S., Mousavi, A. and KOMASHIE, A. (2008) 'A generic platform for real-time discrete event simulation modelling', in Proc. 40th Winter Simulation Conference, 2008, Miami, FL, USA.

Tavakoli, S., Mousavi, A. and KOMASHIE, A. (2008) 'Flexible data input layer architecture (FDILA) for quick-response decision making tools in volatile manufacturing systems', IEEE, ICC08 mini-conference, China.

KOMASHIE, A., Mousavi, A. and GORE, J. (2007) 'A review of historical developments of quality assessment in industry and in healthcare', in Proc. 10th Int. Conf. Quality Management and Organisational Development, 2007, Helsingborg, Sweden.

KOMASHIE, A. and Mousavi, A. (2005) 'Modelling emergency departments using discrete event simulation techniques', in Proc. 37th Winter Simulation Conference, 2005, pp. 2681-2685.