UCL Institute of Healthcare Engineering


Autumn Research Symposium

27 October 2020, 9:30 am–2:30 pm


Join us for our third annual Autumn Research Symposium – a virtual showcase of healthcare engineering across UCL!

This event is free.

Event Information

Open to







UCL Institute of Healthcare Engineering


MS Teams Live
United Kingdom

Filled with the latest healthcare engineering research, thought-provoking talks and interactive discussions. £500 prize up for grabs for the best ECR presentation.

Presented by Dr Oz Ismail, science communicator, comedian, podcaster, and UCL alumnus!

PROVISIONAL AGENDA - more details coming soon!

9.45-10.00 Virtual networking breakfast: grab a bowl of cereal and a cup of tea and get to know your fellow attendees! Snap a picture of your breakfast and you could win a Mindful Chef recipe box.

10.00-10.15 Welcome by Professor David Price, UCL Vice-Provost (Research) and our Director, Professor Rebecca Shipley

10.15-11.00: Talks on our research priority areas

- Healthy ageing with Professor Nadia Berthouze (Professor in Affective Computing and Interaction, UCL Interaction Centre)

- Community care with Dr Henry Goodfellow (GP and NIHR Clinical Lecturer, UCL Institute of Epidemiology and Health Care)

- Affordable healthcare technology

- Diagnostics and timely interventions with Dr Joseph Jacob (Consultant Radiologist at UCLH, Principal Research Fellow at UCL Centre for Medical Image Computing)

11.05-11.45 Panel discussion “what’s it like when the world isn’t designed for you?”: join our panellists for an exploration of design barriers to health, and how healthcare engineers can design tools and environments for everyone.

11.45 - 12.00 Chair yoga with Aspire Leisure Centre, the first fully-accessible leisure centre in Europe

Lunchtime and virtual networking session

1.00-2.00 Early-Career Researcher 5-minute presentation competition: we invite abstracts from UCL early-career researchers on any healthcare engineering or digital health topic.

Our judging panel will award prizes to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners. There's also be a prize for 'audience pick'. More details coming soon!

Please send a 100-200 word abstract to healthcare-eng@ucl.ac.uk by 14 October.

Eight people will be shortlisted to speak on the day.

  1. To enter, please send a 100-200 word abstract to healthcare-eng@ucl.ac.uk by 14 October.
  2. Eight people will be invited to speak at the event and presentations must be capped at five minutes.

2.00 - 2.15 Closing remarks