Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineDepartment of Surgery & Cancer

Research Fellow in Frugal Innovation



yasser.bhatti Website




Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother Wing (QEQM)St Mary's Campus





Yasser completed his PhD in Innovation and MSc in Entrepreneurship from University of Oxford's Said Business School and Green Templeton College. His research interests are in innovation, entrepreneurship, and strategy with focus on innovation under constraints, the localisation and globalisation of innovation, and the role of emerging market economies and situated actors such as social entrepreneurs in emerging trends in innovation, particularly frugal innovation for healthcare. He studies these phenomenons through the lens of institutional theory and resource theories (RBV and RDT). He also has an interest in regional clusters and scenarios and futures.


My research topic blog:



Bhatti YA, Prime M, Harris M, et al., The Search for the Holy Grail -- Frugal Innovation in Healthcare from Developing Countries for Reverse Innovation to Developed Countries, Bmj Innovations, ISSN:2055-642X

Prime M, Bhatti Y, Harris M, African healthcare innovation: an untapped resource?, World Hospitals and Health Services Journal

Kulasabanathan K, Issa H, Bhatti Y, et al., 2017, Do International Health Partnerships contribute to reverse innovation? a mixed methods study of THET-supported partnerships in the UK, Globalization and Health, Vol:13, ISSN:1744-8603

Bhatti Y, Taylor A, Harris M, et al., 2017, Global Lessons In Frugal Innovation To Improve Health Care Delivery In The United States, Health Affairs, Vol:36, ISSN:0278-2715, Pages:1912-1919


Attaelmanan I, Bhatti YA, Harris M, et al., The development and diffusion of surgical frugal innovations – lessons for the NHS, LSE International Health Policy Conference 2017

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