PartiSim support


Tools and training

PartiSim is supported by a full toolset, including a user guide and paper-based tools. Each of the six stages of the modelling process has its own tools and procedures, all of which can be downloaded from the list available in the Using PartiSim page.

You may think your system would benefit from the PartiSim approach but that you lack the necessary expertise and experience in modelling or facilitation. Don’t worry: the members of the PartiSim team are happy to provide further support and training.

You can contact us directly to discuss your requirements. Alternatively, we can deliver support, bespoke training through the OR Society’s training suite or, if you are a larger group, customised training for your team. Any help we provide will be entirely bespoke and tailored to your specific needs.

The PartiSim team

The PartiSim approach was developed by Dr Antuela Tako, a Senior Lecturer in Operational Research at Loughborough University’s School of Business and Economics, and Dr Kathy Kotiadis, a Reader in Management Science at Canterbury Christ Church University.

Dr Antuela Tako - Senior Lecturer in Operational Research, Loughborough University

Dr Antuela Tako

Senior Lecturer in Operational Research, Loughborough University
Antuela’s research focuses on facilitated modelling, behavioural simulation (how simulation models are developed, used and perceived in facilitated and non-facilitated settings) and comparison of alternative simulation approaches.
Dr Kathy Kotiadis - Reader in Operational Research, Canterbury Christ Church University

Dr Kathy Kotiadis

Reader in Operational Research, Canterbury Christ Church University
Kathy’s research focuses on conceptual modelling, facilitated approaches, soft systems methodology, discrete-event simulation and the development of self-adaptive discrete-event simulation.

Antuela and Kathy have co-authored a number of journal articles and presentations that explain in detail the development, application and advantages of the PartiSim approach. Please visit the Publications and References page for a full list.