University of Bath

Centre for Healthcare Innovation and Improvement (CHI²)

We are a multi-disciplinary centre at the University of Bath specialising in applied health research and consultancy.

Members of the centre work closely with health and social care managers and professionals, drawing on a wide range of research expertise, including:

  • operational research/management science
  • operations management
  • analytics
  • information systems
  • other quantitative and qualitative research methods and models
  • experience from different industries


Research students

    • Marianna Frangeskou
    • Charilaos Volanis
    • Matthew Woodward

    Past students

    • Dr Colin Hicks
    • Lee Parry

Research associates

    • Dr Gozdem Dural Selcuk, Analyst-in-Residence at the Yeovil District Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
    • Mr Neophytos (Neo) Stylianou, Researcher in Residence at the Royal United Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
    • Dr Panagiotis Manolitzas, research scientist at the Decision Support Systems Laboratory of the Technical University of Crete (TUC)

Visiting and honorary

    • Anna Burhouse, Honorary Senior Research Fellow, Director of Quality for the West of England Academic Health Science Network
    • Professor Carol Peden, Visiting Professor, Associate Medical Director for Quality Improvement at the Royal United Hospital, Bath, Associate Medical Director for Clinical Quality for the South Region, NHS England
    • Dr Tricia Woodhead, Honorary Senior Research Fellow, Executive Medical Director, Weston Area Health Trust