University of Bath - School of Management - Centre for Healthcare Improvement and Innovation - Members


Bath Centre for Healthcare Innovation + Improvement

University of Bath School of Management

CHI2 Members

Director
Dr Christos Vasilakis Professor Christos Vasilakis
Director, CHI2

Professor Christos Vasilakis, Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor), IDO Group has over fifteen years of experience as a researcher in health systems. He holds honorary research positions in a number of NHS Trusts including Royal United Bath Hospital NHS Trust and Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. Prior to joining the School of Management, he was Principal Research Fellow at University College London where he led and participated in a programme of research focused on operational research methods applied to clinical and health delivery problems. He also has held academic and research positions at  St George’s University of London and the University of Westminster, and in Canada where he was a Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research fellow in health services research at the University of British Columbia. Prior to his academic career he spent four years in industry as an IT consultant.
His main research interests lie in designing and evaluating the likely impact of changes before implementation and in developing and putting in place practical methods to assist those delivering and managing health care. Current and recent projects include the development of a modelling toolkit to assist in the reorganisation of mental health services in England, the monitoring of surgical site infections and a range of simulation studies in cardiac surgical care and hospital pharmacy dispensaries among others. In 2005 he was named Outstanding Research Trainee by the Vancouver Coast Health Research Institute and in 2006 he won an award as part of the Strategic Promotion of Ageing Research Capacity initiative in the UK. He recently co-edited three special issues in Health Care Management Science and the IMA Journal in Management Mathematics respectively and sits on the editorial board of the journals Health Systems and Springer’s Flexible Services and Manufacturing. Dr Vasilakis was recently appointed as a member of the CLAHRC West, Research Advisory Panel and the West of England ASHN Evidence Informed Practice Reference Group.

Members
Dr Margaret Greenwoon

Dr Margaret Joan Greenwood

Dr Margaret Joan Greenwood is a Lecturer in Accounting. After graduating from Oxford, Margaret trained and qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Price Waterhouse & Co. before moving into senior financial management roles in the oil industry and in the retail sector. For a number of years Margaret worked on a portfolio basis with a number of clients and developed an interest in the governance of local public sector bodies, both in education and in healthcare. Margaret served for tenyears as a non-executive director on NHS Trust Boards, including three years as a Chair, when she provided Board leadership in guiding the Trust to a merger with a neighbouring hospital Trust in order to secure better quality care for patients across the local area.

Margaret’s research interests build on her experience of the NHS, with a particular focus on governance issues, the impact of target based performance measurement systems on hospital efficiency and the desirability for flexibility in the achievement of financial objectives. Margaret has recently been awarded a prestigious three-year grant from the Economic and Social Sciences Research (ESRC) council to investigate the impact of recent radical changes in public audit on audit pricing and quality. Margaret is currently working with the NHS Foundation Trust regulator, Monitor, on an investigation Trusts’ response to financial targets with a particular focus on financial reporting quality and expenditure decisions.  Her paper on "The Governance of CEO incentives in English NHS hospital trusts", co-authored by Joan Ballantine and John Forker won the John Perrin Prize for Best Paper in 'Financial Accountability and Management' (2007).

 Dr Orietta Marsili

Professor Orietta Marsili

Professor Orietta Marsili is a Professor in Innovation and Entrepreneurship and Director of Studies for the MSc in Entrepreneurship and Management at the School of Management of the University of Bath. She received her PhD in Science and Technology Policy from the Science Policy Research Unit at the University of Sussex in 1999. She previously held position as Associate Professor at the Rotterdam School of Management of the Erasmus University, and as Assistant Professor at the Eindhoven Centre for Innovation Studies, Eindhoven University of Technology. Her main research interest is in the survival and exit of entrepreneurial firms. Her current work focuses on the factors that influence the decision of entrepreneurs about when and how to exit, as they close the business or sell it, and on the post-exit implications for individual career paths and organizational knowledge transfer. She has published widely, including Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Research Policy, Industrial and Corporate Change and Regional Studies and presented her work at the Academy of Management, the Schumpeter Society, and DRUID. Through her involvement with CHI2, Orietta plans to explore how changes in the external environment have affected entrepreneurship and business performance in the UK medical technology sector, a rapidly changing industry with an increasingly significant role to play in reducing healthcare costs and improving quality of life.

Dr Gunes Erdogan

Dr Güneş Erdoğan

Dr Güneş Erdoğan is a Reader at the School of Management of the University of Bath. He received his PhD in Industrial Engineering from Bilkent University in 2006. Prior to joining University of Bath in October 2014, he worked as a Lecturer at the University of Southampton (2011-2014), as an Assistant Professor at Özyeğin University (2008-2011), as a postdoctoral scholar at CIRRELT, Montreal (2006-2008), and as a R&D Specialist at Tepe Teknoloji, a multinational software company (2005-2006). He is a recipient of the 2010 Kuhn award from Naval Research Logistics Journal.

Gunes is interested in the application of optimisation methods to logistics and healthcare problems, specifically ambulance location and vehicle routing problems.

Professor Mike Lewis

Professor Mike Lewis

Professor Mike Lewis is Professor of Operations and Supply Management at the University of Bath School of Management. He has published numerous articles in journals including Journal of Operations ManagemBritish Journal of Management, Organization Studies, Social Science and Medicine and Harvard Business Reviewent, and a series of books (e.g. the 4th edition of Operations Strategy, co-authored with Nigel Slack). Before coming to Bath, Mike was senior lecturer at Warwick Business School and research fellow at the Cambridge Institute for Manufacturing. He is currently a visiting professor at Danish Technical University and has been a visiting researcher at Harvard Business School and a visiting professor at the McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University.
His current research interests include the transformation of professional/knowledge-intensive work, complex procurement arrangements (e.g. PFI, Shared Service models, etc.) and functional strategy practice. Health and Social Care policy related work includes evaluation of the Best Value pilots (1997-2001), a report on Welsh Local Government Intervention Policy (2007-2008) and options for shared service in the Welsh NHS (2009). Professor Lewis was recently appointed as a member of the CLAHRC West, Research Advisory Panel (from May 2014).

Dr Sheik Meeran

Dr Sheik Meeran

Dr Sheik Meeran is a Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in Decision Analysis in the IDO Group, School of Management. He is a Fellow of Higher Education Academy of UK and earned his undergraduate degree in Engineering in Madurai University, India with a special Honours and University First rank. After graduation he worked in industry for nearly 10 years, spending a substantial portion of this time in production management before completing his Masters and Doctoral degrees at Cranfield University in the domain of Manufacturing Management. Since then he has been teaching in a number of UK Universities. In addition to successfully supervising more than twelve PhD candidates, he has published in many reputable international journals especially in the fields of CADCAM integration (feature recognition), job scheduling and forecasting. One of his papers has been cited nearly 500 times since its publication in 1999.
Sheik’s main research currently is in new product and service forecasting where he has co-authored a number of papers in journals such as Journal of Product Innovation Management, Journal of Management Mathematics and International Journal of Forecasting. He uses a variety of tools such as Diffusion models, Delphi techniques to forecast demand for new products and services given the challenge of not having historical data when it comes to new products and services. He is also in the process of exploring the use of an innovative method based on ‘crowd sourcing’ in this domain of forecasting. Within CHI2, Sheik will instigate research projects on developing novel methods for forecasting demand for new patient services.

Dr Jens Roehrich

Dr Jens Roehrich

Dr Jens Roehrich is the Director of the Centre for Research in Strategic Purchasing and Supply (CRiSPS) and Senior Lecturer in Operations and Supply Management. He grew up in Germany and is an engineer by first degree. He moved to the UK in 2004 and obtained his MSc and PhD degrees from the University of Bath School of Management. Subsequently, he was a researcher at Imperial College Business School, Imperial College London before re-joining the University of Bath in 2011. In 2013, Jens received the prestigious Fellow status of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS), the largest organisation for purchasing, procurement and supply professionals in the world. He carries out research, consultancy, executive education and competence development activities with a wide range of public and private sector organisations such as Arup, Augusta Westland, Carillion, GKN and Veolia. His current research explores the relationship of contracts and trust in long-term public-private relationships (such as PPPs) to deliver healthcare infrastructure and services. He also investigates the extent to which public procurement policies drive innovation in the delivery of health infrastructure projects in Europe.

Dr Baris Yalabik

Dr Baris Yalabik

Dr Baris Yalabik is a Lecturer in Operations and Supply. He has a PhD in Operations Management from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He works in the area of Sustainable Operations Management, which re-examines concepts researched by traditional Operations Management literature (e.g. product and service design, supply network and process design) under the lens of sustainability. Baris uses analytical and simulation models, informed by empirical data and employing concepts from a variety of fields, to predict behaviour of and prescribe behaviour for organisations and individuals faced with various future scenarios. Baris is currently part of a project examining the impact of health policies and clinical decision making on future healthcare system demand in the context of care for patients with chronic glaucoma.

Dr Dimitris Paraskevopoulos

Dr Dimitris Paraskevopoulos

Dr Dimitris Paraskevopoulos is a Lecturer in Operations and Supply Management. He previously served as a post-doctoral researcher in Operations Research and Management Science (OR/MS) at the School of Mathematics/School of Management, University of Southampton. He holds a PhD in OR/MS, and an MBA from the Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece. Dimitris’ interests are in the areas of Analytics and Optimisation for Project Management, Operations and Supply Chain Management and Transportation and Distribution Logistics. His research is focused on the design, development and application of mathematical models, operations research methods and computationally efficient algorithms to enable optimization-based decision support systems in operations planning and scheduling of resources. Dimitris has participated in various EU-funded research projects within the scope of OR/MS, and has been involved in a railway optimization project funded by EPSRC as a research fellow.
Currently, Dimitris is developing a research project that focuses on developing optimization-based decision support systems for improving the blood supply chain at a regional and national level, aiming at providing a more efficient, cost effective and safer service. The overarching goal is to develop an improved system of managing blood stock and provision more in-line with modern day service demands, through minimisation of blood shortages, wastage and the time and costs associated with processing and distributing blood from donor through to recipient.

Dr Jooyoung Jeon

Dr Jooyoung Jeon

Dr Jooyoung Jeon is a Lecturer in Operations and Supply Management. His research focuses on time series analysis and forecasting in energy, finance, healthcare and social media analytics. He has a BSc in Computer Science from the Seoul National University, an MSc in Finance from the London Business School and a DPhil degree in Management Studies from the Saïd Business School, University of Oxford. Previous appointments include Lecturer in the Strathclyde Business School and Junior Research Fellow at the University of Oxford. He also worked for a multinational consulting firm and co-founded an IT company. Jooyoung plans to adopt techniques of probabilistic demand forecasting, such as exponential kernel smoothing that he very successfully applied to problems in the energy sector, and apply them to problems in healthcare and in particular in the context of demand forecasting for health services and optimal allocation of resources.