UCL Institute of Healthcare Engineering


Global Healthcare Engineering Symposium

08 July 2019, 10:00 am–5:00 pm

UCL Global Healthcare Engineering Symposium

This July, the UCL Institute of Healthcare Engineering is hosting the UCL Global Healthcare Engineering Symposium, with co-partners UCL Institute of Global Health, UCL IRDR Centre for Digital Public Health in Emergencies (dPHE) and Wellcome/EPSRC Centre for Interventional and Surgical Sciences (WEISS).

This event is free.

Event Information

Open to

UCL staff | UCL students






UCL Institute of Healthcare Engineering


North Cloisters
Wilkins Main Building
Gower Street
United Kingdom

The symposium will bring together UCL researchers in global health and healthcare technologies to share experiences, opportunities and challenges. 

The day will include case-studies of global healthcare engineering research at UCL, talks from international speakers, and workshop sessions which will take a deeper dive into the unique practical challenges and funding landscape facing global projects.


Christopher Ingold Building, XLG1 Chemistry LT

9.30 – 10.00: Registration and breakfast

10.00 – 10.05: Welcome by Prof David Lomas, UCL-Vice Provost (Health) and Dr Rebecca Shipley, Director of UCL Institute of Healthcare Engineering (IHE)

10.05 – 10.30: Keynote - 'The Global Health Landscape' - Prof Ibrahim Abubakar, Director of UCL Institute of Global Health

10.30 – 11.00: Keynote 2 - 'Case-study of collaboration: UCL-India' including speakers from Public Health Foundation of India and All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS, New Delhi), chaired by Prof Monica Lakhanpaul, Pro Vice Provost South Asia

  • Public Health Foundation of India – Ajay Vamadevan
  • All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) – Prof Guleria (or TBC representative)

11.00 – 12.00: UCL case-studies of global healthcare engineering research (10 mins each)

12.00 – 12.30: Panel discussion with UCL researchers

UCL North Cloisters, Wilkins Building

12.30 – 14.00: Lunch

14.00 – 15.30: Healthcare engineering challenges in workshop sessions (1. Prevention, 2. Monitoring & Diagnostics, 3. Therapies & Intervention, 4. Rehabilitative & Assistive Technology)

15.30 – 16.30: Opportunities and challenges for UCL global healthcare engineering researchers

  • Due diligence – Kristina Kertova, ODA Partnerships Officer, UCL Office of the Vice-Provost (Research)
  • Impact assessment – Amy Hong, Impact Curation & Support Manager for Natural Sciences & Engineering and Lizzie Cain, Evaluation and Impact Consultant for the OVPR Research Impact Curation and Support Team
  • Funding landscape – Ellie Gilvin, Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and David Pan, Medical Research Council (MRC)
  • Support available and next steps – Marilyn Aviles, IHE Research & Development Manager and Jennifer Hazleton, BEAMS Research Facilitation Team

16.30 – 18.30: Prize-giving and networking drinks (Wilkins Terrace)

Image competition

It’s time to get creative! We’re holding a competition to find the best research image on the topics of global health and global healthcare engineering.

We want to see images that are a direct result of your research, represent aspects of your work, or show the faces behind your research project.

Images will be judged on their quality, visual impact, creativity and ability to communicate and engage people with your research.

To enter, send your photo to healthcare-eng@ucl.ac.uk along with:

  • Your name
  • Affiliation
  • Title and brief description (50 words max.)

There is no limit on the number of images you may submit.

Deadlines: Image entries close 1 July. 

A £150 prize will be awarded for best research image at the networking drinks.