Organization profile

Organisation profile

This multi-disciplinary centre is focused on solving the practical challenges of health and social care systems. It leads and explores applied health research projects using a mixed methods approach while adopting a flexible and collaborative outlook to the choice and framing of the research problems and to the research methods and modelling techniques used.  

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

With the School and the University’s current activity and existing strengths in this area, working in close partnership with healthcare professionals on real problems, the Centre is in a unique position to make a substantial and impactful contribution not only to academia but also to practice.

If you want to engage with the Centre and its academics in a research or consultancy project, we encourage you to contact the director Professor Christos Vasilakis.

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics where Bath Centre for Healthcare Innovation and Improvement is active. These topic labels come from the works of this organisation's members. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Neural networks Engineering & Materials Science
Machining Engineering & Materials Science
Industry Engineering & Materials Science
Job Shop Scheduling Mathematics
Geriatrics Engineering & Materials Science
Forecast Mathematics
Offshore wind turbines Engineering & Materials Science
Tabu search Engineering & Materials Science

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Projects 2018 2020

Research Output 2014 2019

Eliciting Hospital Bed Capacity Management Decision Making

Woodward, M., Gore, J. & Vasilakis, C., 18 Jun 2019.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePoster

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Student theses

An exploration of standardised processes in a knowledge-intensive healthcare operation: Implementing the acute stroke care ‘pathway

Author: Frangeskou, M., 30 May 2018

Supervisor: Vasilakis, C. (Supervisor) & Lewis, M. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD


Capability, Governance and Collaboration: Understanding the Supplier Perspective

Author: Kumar, N., 12 Dec 2012

Supervisor: Lewis, M. (Supervisor) & Howard, M. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD


Institutional and Capability Perspectives on Sustainability in Operations and Supply Management: A Dual Theoretic Analysis of the UK Fashion Sector

Author: Brandon-Jones, E., 31 Dec 2013

Supervisor: Lewis, M. (Supervisor), Roden, S. (Supervisor) & Worth, R. (External person) (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD