Professor François Chiocchio will study how health services can be enhanced by improving teamwork and collaboration as the inaugural Montfort Hospital Research Chair in the Organization of Health Services.
“We’re tremendously excited about this new research chair, which deepens the Telfer School’s collaboration with the Montfort Hospital and confirms that our school is home to outstanding research on transforming health services and improving delivery of care,” said François Julien, Dean of the Telfer School of Management. “Professor Chiocchio has been a highly productive affiliate researcher at the Institut de recherche de l’Hôpital Montfort since 2013, and with the new chair, he will have an opportunity make an even bigger contribution to the scholarship and best practices around effective healthcare teams.”
The Montfort Hospital officially announced two research chairs, one on the Organization of Health Services and another on Physical and Mental Comorbidities, during a ceremony at the hospital earlier today. Each comes with a value of $50,000 a year over a five-year period from the Institut du savoir Montfort (ISM).
Professor Chiocchio is a renowned expert on the efficacy of healthcare teams, which he studies using perspectives from organizational behaviour, project management and human resource management. His studies at Montfort will aim to understand and improve the mechanisms of collaboration on diverse care teams, management teams, and administrative teams, as well as on teams comprised of hospital volunteers, patients and their families.
François Chiocchio is an Associate Professor in Organisational Behaviour and Human Resource Management at the Telfer School. He has developed a particular expertise on the processes that foster interdependence and interdisciplinarity among teams, such as communication, coordination, cooperation, and cohesion, as well as how teams manage change projects. Professor Chiocchio’s research focusing on teamwork and collaboration has been funded by the Fonds québécois de la recherche sur la société et la culture (FQRSC), the Project Management Institute's Research Program, and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC).