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Centre for Healthcare Innovation and Improvement (CHI²)

CHI² leads and explores multidisciplinary research into health and care systems, and ways to improve them.


Read about the research we are involved in, including current projects with health and care partners, and academics.

Helping to alleviate strain on the NHS

Our research is about practically helping policy makers, managers and clinicians to identify changes that can help or resolve problems in healthcare systems. To improve current ways of doing things for everyone’s benefit – for patients, their carers, and for the staff that treat them.


Developments from the centre and healthcare-related news.

Improving healthcare in the South West

Doctors in PPE treating a patient

Professor Christos Vasilakis is using operational research to help hospitals manage their capacity, improve patient care and coordinate their Covid-19 response.


Papers relating to our research.

About us

This multi-disciplinary centre brings together extensive expertise at the University of Bath in applied health research, including operational research, operations management, analytics, information systems, other quantitative and qualitative research methods and models, and experience from different industries.

Contact us

Contact us for more information, or to collaborate on a research or consultancy project.