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Policy Brief: Simulation modelling, building resilience and readiness for emergencies - Prof Simon Taylor


Professor Simon Taylor and a team of Brunel academics have developed a suite of simulation tools for short- and long-term pandemic management.

Policy Context: Since the COVID-19 pandemic, the government has placed renewed emphasis on resilience and readiness for emergencies. This includes preparing models to forecast possible future scenarios, particularly in health policy.

Research: Simulation models can factor in the likely behaviour of groups to make more accurate predictions. It’s easier to build understanding and trust in these models than in AI.

Advice: Invest in simulation models for your priority risks, which can be rapidly tailored to assess a real-world crisis when it occurs. Build robust assurance and trust of these models in advance.

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