After receiving a PhD from North Carolina State University (USA) in Probability and Stochastic Processes, Thierry started his career in the UK as a lecturer in Decision Sciences. With a growing interest in modelling health and social care, he co-founded in 1998, with Professor Peter Millard, the Health and Social Care Modelling Group at the University of Westminster, and became Professor of Healthcare Modelling in 2007. His research interests are quantitative modelling of management processes, intelligent data driven methods for informed decision making and performance management, and data science for resources planning and management.
Thierry serves on the Editorial Board of various healthcare modelling and informatics journals, and has edited several special issues of internationally recognised journals. He is member of the NIHR Peer Review panel, and was a member of the EPSRC Peer Review College 1996-2016 and expert evaluator for the EU FP7 ICT programme (2013). Keen promoter of the use of data driven modelling and simulation approaches for the management of healthcare, he is also Chair of the Operational Research Health and Social Services Special Interest Group and founding member of MASHnet, the UK network for Modelling And Simulation in Healthcare.
Thierry's research interests lie in the development and use of Analytics, Operational Research (OR) and intelligent data driven approaches (Data Science) to improve management and delivery of health and social care and other services.