The Population Health Agent-based Simulation nEtwork (PHASE) is a UK Prevention Research Partnership funded research network that supports the use of agent-based simulation models in addressing population health challenges.
PHASE will bring together researchers, computer software developers, policy-makers, and voluntary organisations who are interested in understanding the complexities underlying public health challenges. We will provide networking events, training, resources and funding opportunities to develop and equip research teams with the knowledge, skills and support they need to develop ambitious agent-based modelling projects.
By supporting different groups to work together, we can build the capacity and expertise needed to develop innovative large-scale modelling projects that aim to tackle key public health issues like obesity, tobacco and alcohol use, and physical activity and exercise.
We aim to:
- Build and support multi-disciplinary research teams focused on addressing population health challenges
- Support methodological innovation
- Co-develop research programmes between agent-based modelling specialists and evidence users
- Provide evidence to enable change within complex systems to prevent