UCL Institute of Healthcare Engineering



The Institute of Healthcare Engineering stimulates and supports interdisciplinary, world-class research and innovation in healthcare engineering. 

Based at University College London, we bring together leading engineering experts and medical specialists to focus on some of the biggest clinical challenges where healthcare engineering can make a measurable positive impact to patients’ lives. 

We have an established research pipeline through which advances in fundamental science and engineering underpin the next generation of healthcare innovations. This is achieved through a unique interdisciplinary network that unites departments and faculties across UCL with our partner hospitals and biomedical research centres.  

Our research is classified into five themes which cut across healthcare need – Prevention, Monitoring, Diagnostics, Therapies and Interventions, Rehabilitative and Assistive Technologies. You can find out more here

Our aims

  • To pioneer healthcare technologies which improve the lives of patients across the globe

  • To generate new knowledge at the interface between engineering and health

  • To educate and train the research and innovation leaders of the future

  • To directly engage public and patient groups in a two-way dialogue

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