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Modelling for
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In general, my research and consultancy work uses simulation models and related analysis techniques to understand the implications of what is believed about the world. This work uses existing techniques rather than researches new ones, but some aspects of this work lead to research papers or other publications concerning methodology. In addition, I develop models that represent many different target systems. I have a particular interest in social behaviour, and a previous interest in health financing models.

Modelling as a Methodology

Models can be used to bring together different perspectives of a problem, communicate the different perspectives to all people affected by an issue, and contribute to better decisions. My interest in such uses of models developed out of my years of policy development and is encompassed within Integration and Implementation Sciences.

Badham, J. (2015) 'Functionality, Accuracy, and Feasibility: Talking with Modelers', Policy and Complex Systems, vol. 1, no. 2, pp. 60-87.

Badham, J. (2010) A compendium of modelling techniques. Integration Insights #12, Australian National University.

Models of...

Badham, J. & Gilbert, N. (2015), 'TELL ME Design: Protective Behaviour During an Epidemic', CRESS Working Paper 2015:2, Centre for Research in Social Simulation, University of Surrey.

Badham, J. M. & Osborn, J.-A., 'Zombies in the City: A NetLogo model', in R. Smith? (ed) Mathematical Modelling of Zombies, University of Ottawa Press (2015). Also available: Supplementary material.

Badham, J. M. & Brandrup, J. (2000), 'Length of stay comparisons for private and public hospitals', Australian Health Review, vol. 23, no. 3, pp. 162-170.

Badham, J. M. (1998), 'Future financial impact of the current health financing system', Australian Health Review, vol. 21, no. 4, pp. 96-110.