UCL Institute of Healthcare Engineering



Transforming lives through digital and medical technologies.

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 researchers across UCL to deliver transformational interdisciplinary research across the health sciences, human sciences, engineering and data sciences. 

Our vision is to build on the best foundational engineering and health sciences to deliver medical and digital health solutions that meet the needs of health professionals and researchers, patients and the public.

We facilitate this through close cross-disciplinary working involving teams of world-leading researchers with expertise in areas including engineering, computing, data sciences, health sciences, clinical practice, global health, behavioural sciences, social sciences, ethics, law, physical space and education. 

Our work covers all stages of the translational pathway, from recognising needs and opportunities in foundational sciences and technologies, through to mature technologies that are fit for purpose in clinical settings and in people’s daily lives, and data sciences techniques to deliver new research insights to inform future practice.

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

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