Nottingham University Business School

CHILL  - Centre for Health Innovation, Leadership and Learning

PhD research projects

CHILL is home to a growing number of both traditional and new clinical academic PhDs.

Many of our students, who come from health and social care backgrounds, research a clinical issue linked to their experience. They apply social science theories and methods in order to develop new learning.

All students are registered for a PhD at Nottingham University Business School and the Business and Management pathway.

Our PhDs are funded by:

Business School PhD students in the Business School atrium.

Former students work in a variety of roles, including as university lecturers (for example in midwifery, business and management), innovation improvement leaders, innovation evaluators, and researchers.

If you’d like further information about a PhD in health and social care get in touch.


PhD student profiles

Sarah Brand

Sarah Brand is a Senior Research Nurse at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust who is researching long term condition management of chronic illnesses. Sarah, who is one of CHILL's PhD students, said:

Nottingham University Business School provides a supportive multi-disciplinary environment in which to study.  Working with the team in CHILL has both challenged and developed my thinking and research skills, as well as helping me to explore the exciting possibilities for healthcare based research.


Research and evaluation

Students studying in a library

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