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Centre for Health Innovation, Leadership and Learning (CHILL)


CHILL is Nottingham University Business School’s internationally renowned research centre dedicated to improving and innovating healthcare management and leadership. We help healthcare providers respond to and meet the challenges of changing policy, service reorganisation and care delivery.

We achieve this by:

  • undertaking cutting-edge research that underpins innovation in healthcare
  • providing consultancy services to the healthcare sector 
  • delivering world-class teaching and learning opportunities for healthcare professionals enabling them to become transformational leaders

CHILL's expertise

We support service innovation, continuous learning and transformational leadership.

Our work is focused on four key strategic service priorities:

  • improving quality and safety
  • sustaining innovation
  • integrating care organisations
  • implementation and evaluation framework

A Royal Society of Medicine and ITN Productions “Doctors of the Future” campaign collaboration with CHILL at Nottingham University Business School. 

The film includes contributions from Mr Adam Brooks, Director of the East Midlands Major Trauma Centre at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, and an Executive Healthcare MBA alumnus, Professor Justin Waring (Director of CHILL) and the Business School's Chris Mahon (Assistant Professor in Entrepreneurship).  


News and events

New SHOC Monograph series - Call for expressions of interest

The extended monography series will provide an opportunity for established and early career scholars to propose research monographs and edited collections on prominent themes and debates in the study of healthcare organization and management.

Proposals will be selected in collaboration with SHOC's Advisory Board.

Outline proposals to series editors should be submitted by end of August 2017.

Further information can be found here


 CHILL Seminars 2017

18 October 2017:

Save the Date! CHILL Annual Event

Improvement in a Changing Health Landscape.

CHILL’s Annual Event will this year focus on Improvement.

CHILL (and other) researchers will be reporting on a variety of improvement projects in healthcare, drawn from across all parts of health services. We believe that the real-world lessons to be drawn from these projects will be of interest to a wide range of NHS professionals and managers.

Our 2017 CHILL Showcase Event will take place during the afternoon of Wednesday 18 October, 2017 and will be held at the Institute of Mental Health Building, Triumph Road, Nottingham.

Further information will be available in due course.


20-21 June 2017: Digital Healthcare Symposium

Digital Healthcare: social logics, ethics and politics of data and technology provision

This symposium aims to question some of hubris around the transformation of healthcare. It aims to contextualise the apps and algorithms that have proved to be of growing interest recently and to situate digital health data in a broader, historical and institutional questioning of the economic, political and technological drivers of the emergence of digital health. The symposium will focus on two key themes: the ethics and politics of digital healthcare data and the social logics of digital technology provision.

Speakers include: Klaus Lindgaard Hoeyer, Eivor Oborn, Paul Taylor, Liz McFall.

Contact CHILL for further information



Executive Healthcare MBA

CHILL MBA Healthcare. Student in a lab looking down a microscopeOur quality research underpins the Business School’s Executive Healthcare MBA - a course which prepares healthcare professionals for the challenges of organising and delivering complex healthcare services. 

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Centre for Health Innovation, Leadership and Learning

Jubilee Campus

telephone: +44 (0) 115 846 6183
fax: +44 (0) 115 846 6667