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CHILL Centre for Health Innovation, Leadership and Learning (CHILL)

The Centre for Health Innovation, Leadership & Learning has a mission to support and enable policy-makers, service leaders and care givers to improve the organisation and delivery of health and social care. Our activities are underpinned by our commitment to working in close collaboration and partnership to ensure our work continues to meet the changing demands of policy decision-making, service organisation and care delivery.

Our mission

Our mission is accomplished in three ways:

  • First, the Centre undertakes cutting-edge and co-produced research that generates new evidence and knowledge about service innovation
  • Second, the Centre provides evaluation and consultancy services that gives partners formative and timely feedback, to enable continuous learning
  • Third, the Centre designs and delivers bespoke evidence-based teaching and learning to enhance the knowledge, skills and capabilities for transformational leadership

CHILL Strategy 2016-2021

CHILL's mission and operating model

Read the CHILL Blog

CHILL is part of Nottingham University's Business School which is located on Jubilee Campus in Nottingham.

The Centre draws on the talents of many specialist academics in:

  • policy analysis
  • organisational research
  • public management
  • strategic leadership
  • sociology
  • economics
  • social marketing
  • technology research


The Centre for Health Innovation, Leadership and Learning (CHILL), which is a world leader in research into patient safety, service transformation and integrated care, have collaborated with Royal Society of Medicine and ITN Productions in a film featuring the Exec MBA Healthcare as part of a new “Doctors of the Future” campaign.

NEW - CHILL Visiting Fellows' Programme  

CHILL is developing a programme for Visiting Fellows, and we will be welcoming our first international Visiting Fellow in September 2016 (Prof. Dra. Maria Clara Padoveze of the University of Sao Paulo).

We are keen to collaborate with scholars with whom we have interests in common, from anywhere in the world. If you are interested in joining us as a Visiting Fellow, then please contact Dr Stephen Timmons in the first instance.




CHILL Showcase event - save the date!

19th October 2016

Save the date!

CHILL Showcase event - Sustainable Healthcare Innovations in Low to Middle Income Countries. Presented by members of the CHILL team.

Venue; A07/A08, Institute of Mental Health, Jubilee Campus, Triumph Road, Nottingham.

For more information contact the CHILL team

CHILL seminars 2016

The following CHILL seminar will take place in 2016:

1st December 2016

This seminar will be presented by Dr Susan Clamp, University of Leeds.

Venue; A07/A08, Institute of Mental Health, Jubilee Campus, Triumph Road, Nottingham.

For further information contact the CHILL team

See information from earlier CHILL seminars below;

25th January 2016

Thank you to those who participated in our Healthwatch seminar on Monday 25th January 2016.

Download the Healthwatch Renal Transport project report

24th February 2016

Researcher in residence model: increasing the impact of health series research. This seminar was presented by Professor Martin Marshall and Dr Laura Eyre of University College London (UCL) on Wednesday 24th February.

Download the Researcher in Residence seminar slides

23rd March 2016

Some of us are looking at the stars: Constellations of insitutional logics and actor autonomy in sustaining healthcare innovations. This seminar was presented by Professor Graham Martin, University of Leicester on Wednesday 23rd March 2016.

20th April 2016

Can we measure health care implementation processes using Normalization Process Theory (NPT)? Development of the NoMAD survey tool. This seminar was presented by Dr. Tracy Finch, Newcastle University.

Download the NPT Nomad survey tool seminar slides

19th May 2016

CHILL and HPOM Collaborative Research Workshop.

Following the successful HPOM 2015 seminar series, we were pleased to follow-up with a collaborative research workshop.

The themes for discussion during the conference were;

  • Quality and Safety
  • Professions
  • Integrated Care
  • Hybridity

Download the HPOM workshop seminar slides

25th May 2016

Working across different worlds: exploring career opportunities in health, academia and business.

  • Are you interested in forging a career in clinical, academic and business worlds?
  • Would you like to find out more about the benefits and obstacles to these types of careers?
  • Do you have questions about how combined careers can be achieved?

Stacy Johnson, Rob Caroll and Zoey Spendlove shared their experiences of developing careers that span health/clinical, academic and business worlds and answered questions in our open panel discussion. Download information to find out more about how you can develop your own professional/clinical academic career.

Download our top tips for successful career development

For further information contact the CHILL team


Research and Distress Symposium

This symposium was aimed at early career researchers and PhD students and included presentations and interactive workshops which focused on three themes:

  • Researching Distress
  • Distressing Research
  • Researcher Distress

Presentations from the Symposium are now available on our website:

Professor Helen Sampson

Dr. Julie McGarry

Dr. Sharon Jackson

Professor Arthur Bochnar

For further information contact the CHILL team

This work was supported by a Symposium/Workshop Support Grant from the Foundation for the Sociology of Health and Illness.

VIDEO: CHILL Annual Symposium 2015

Introduced and presented by:
Professor Justin Waring - Director of CHILL


Centre for Health Innovation, Leadership and Learning

Jubilee Campus

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