Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineDepartment of Surgery & Cancer

Honorary Senior Lecturer



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:



Harris M, Bhatti Y, Prabhu J, 2020, Frugal Innovation for Today’s and Tomorrow’s Crises, Stanford Social Sciences Review

Harris M, Bhatti Y, Buckley J, et al., 2020, Fast and frugal innovations in response to COVID19 pandemic, Nature Medicine, Vol:26, ISSN:1078-8956, Pages:814-817

Ramirez R, Bhatti Y, Tapinos E, 2020, Exploring how experience and learning curves decrease the time invested in scenario planning interventions, Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Vol:151, ISSN:0040-1625

Prime M, Attaelmanan I, Imbuldeniya A, et al., 2018, From Malawi to Middlesex – The case of the Arbutus Drill Cover System as an example of the cost saving potential of frugal innovations for the UK NHS, Bmj Innovations, Vol:4, ISSN:2055-642X, Pages:103-110

More Publications