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Centre for Health Innovation, Leadership and Learning (CHILL)


Nottingham University Business School has over 20 years' experience as a leader in health research and education.

In 2012 we formed CHILL to bring together extensive health-related research and teaching expertise.

As part of this we offer an Executive Healthcare MBA (one of the first specialist healthcare MBAs in the UK).

We have expanded our work by developing closer relationships with our collaborators and partners including regional care providers, secured research funding, undertaken service-facing evaluations and developed new teaching and learning.

Our growing community of doctoral students is at the forefront of designing cutting-edge research with our partner organisations.

We work closely with regional, national and international partners including NIHR Collaboration for Applied Health Research and Care (NIHR CLAHRC EM), and public, private and third sector care providers.

Nationally we work with NHS England and have benefitted from the support of the Health Foundation and research funding from bodies such as the National Institute for Health Research. Internationally we have research activities with partners in Brazil, the United States, and China.

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CHILL PhD students - apply - Student sat in undergraduate atrium on Jubilee campus

Activities and events

CHILL organises a range of activities and events to which all our collaborators and partners are invited. These include:

  • monthly lunch-time discussion groups (Brown Bags) that focus on new policy and research developments
  • monthly ‘research-to-practice’ seminars where national research and service leaders discuss new developments in policy, research and practice
  • an annual symposium showcasing our research and teaching innovations. Past events have involved national and regional service leaders who have provided ‘Horizon Scans’ and participated in question time style debates
  • an annual doctoral student workshop to showcase and support the development of our future research leaders

Research and evaluation

CHILL Research and evaluation - students studying in a library

Teaching and Learning

CHILL Teaching and learning - students in a teaching room

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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