Organising Healthcare Research Network

WBS is one of the leading research institutions for organising for healthcare in the UK. For over 20 years, since Professor Andrew Pettigrew (now at Said) produced the classic study of strategic management in healthcare Shaping Strategic Change, we have generated high quality applied research in the organisation of healthcare.

We remain highly influential: in a recent round of research funding awards from the National Institute of Health Research three research studies were funded: two of these were led by WBS, whilst a third encompassed a significant contribution from a WBS Professor.

An interdisciplinary group of faculty are working on healthcare at WBS through our Organising Healthcare Research Network (OHRN) which brings together staff from many of our specialisms to look as field as diverse as: design of physical environment in clinical settings for behavioural change and well-being; patient safety; e-health; markets, choice and consumerism; financial incentives; IT and telehealth; managing change and emotions; knowledge mobilisation and innovation; leadership; workforce development; operations management; and social networks.

We are highly engaged with practice with staff working directly with UK hospitals and the NHS directly and internationally through partnership with other parts of the University including the Warwick Medical School with whom we work in Africa.

OHRN impacts upon policy and organisational practice, through empirical studies supported by large scale funding, and publishes work in the top academic journals including:

Our research has recently been supported by funding awards from:


Head of Network Professor Eivor Oborn

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