UCL Provost visits Stanmore
18 July 2014
UCL President and Provost, Professor Michael Arthur, visited the Division’s
Stanmore campus earlier this month, to meet staff and students from the
Institute of Orthopaedics and Musculoskeletal Science (IOMS) and the Royal
National Orthopaedic Hospital (RNOH).
Blunn, Director of IOMS, began with an initial overview of the world-class
research in orthopaedic and musculoskeletal engineering which takes place at
Goldstone CBE, Chairman of the RNOH, then expanded on the hospital’s close
relationship with UCL, stressing the importance of further collaboration to
ensure that laboratory-based innovations continue to change the lives of
There were also
presentations from Professor Alister Hart, Professor Robert Brown, Dr Vivek
Mudera, Dr Melanie Coathup and Dr Rui Loureiro, representing the wealth of
clinical and scientific expertise in research and teaching based at Stanmore.
The Provost was then taken on a tour of the RNOH grounds, which included visits to the Institute of Orthopaedics Library and the London Spinal Cord Injury Centre. He also visited the ASPIRE Centre for Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology (CREATe), where he was given the opportunity to physically interact with live robots, intended to improve the lives of those living with spinal cord injuries.
Provost experiences a demonstration of Haptic technology at Aspire CREATe.
the visit, the Provost said that he was delighted to have been invited and was
immensely impressed by the depth and diversity of the research undertaken at
Stanmore. He also expressed his support for the new UCL/RNOH biomedical
engineering facility, scheduled to open in 2017. Further pictures from the
Provost's visit can be found here.