The project brings together 7 scholars from different disciplinary backgrounds and at different career stages.
Professor David Byrne (Professor, School of Applied Social Sciences, Durham University, UK) brings an international reputation and expertise in applied complex social science, case-based modeling, mixed-methods research and applied social science. He provides particular methodological strategic design of the project and helps to keep the project focused on developing empirically grounded solutions for health policy and planning.
Dr Brian Castellani (Professor, Director of Center for Complexity in Health, Kent State University, USA) brings expertise in computational and case-based modeling and a research and an applied clinical background in mental health and community health. He provides expertise in the SACS Toolkit (a mixed-method approach to modelling complex systems) and (with Rajaram).
Professor Frances Griffiths (Professor, Warwick Medical School) brings expertise in case-based modelling, mixed-methods research and complexity and health. She is a Senior Associate of the Complexity Science Centre and has supervised both Masters and PhD students in Complexity Science. She provides expertise in applied complexity and health. She plays a key role in designing relevant questions for future large grant development and advising on suitable datasets that can be used in the external grants.
Dr Rajeev Rajaram (Assistant Professor, Mathematics Department, Kent State University, USA) brings to the team expertise in density-based control theory and dynamical systems theory, along with a novel control approach using the continuity equation. Rajaram provides expertise in stability and control theory of partial differential equations and applications to complexity science. He drives forward the new methodology used here to model complex systems behaviour at the macroscopic level.
Dr Thomas House (Associate Professor, Warwick Mathematics Institute) brings expertise in epidemiological modeling, network theory, numerical probability and public health. He is currently funded by EPSRC on a 5-year career acceleration fellowship, one thread of which is to study the transmission of social phenomena such as health behaviours. He has experience of applying mathematics to problems in infectious disease epidemiology, and brings this experience to applying the mathematical results he has obtained for social processes in collaboration with social scientists.
Dr Emma Uprichard (Associate Professor, Centre Interdisciplinary Methodologies, Warwick) brings expertise in a wide range of social research methods and methodologies, including case-based modeling, mixed-methods research and an empirical and theoretical focus in studying complex trajectories with a particular focus on time, temporality and space/place.
Professor Simon Williams (Professor, Sociology, Warwick) provides expertise in bioscience, technology and medicine and newly emerging issues in time and temporality. He provides expertise in bioscience, technology and medicine and newly emerging issues in time and temporality.