Dr Alexander Komashie joined the Cambridge Engineering Design Centre (EDC) and the CLAHRC CP in 2009 after completing his PhD in Brunel University, UK. His PhD, “Information-Theoretic and Stochastic Methods for Managing the Quality of Service and Satisfaction in Healthcare Systems” proposed the 'E-Track NHS' system which looked at the application of real-time Discrete Event Simulation for improving healthcare system performance. He therefore has a keen interest in the use of the systems approach and particularly the modelling and simulation of healthcare systems. Alexander is currently in the Patient Safety Theme of CLAHRC East of England. His current research project focuses on the Co-Design of an Integrated Diagrammatic Systems Modelling language (iDSML) for Healthcare.