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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

22nd February 2017

CHILL Seminar: Human Factors in Healthcare.

The East Midlands Patient Safety Collaborative in partnership with Health Education England, East Midlands have been working together to develop Human Factors solutions to Patient Safety issues on the ground. This seminar will showcase some of the Human Factors solutions that have been trialled in the NHS and their impact.

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

Email CHILL to book a place.

CHILL colleague sees paper published as 'Top Article'.

Download the article

Please contact Lucy Sitton-Kent for more information.

Visiting fellows programme

We welcome our first international visiting fellow Prof. Dra. Maria Clara Padoveze of the University of Sao Paulo.

If you are interested in joining us as a visiting fellow, please contact Dr Stephen Timmons.

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