UCL Institute of Healthcare Engineering


IHE Impact Fellows: Science Showcase

17 May 2022, 12:00 pm–1:00 pm

Science Showcase

Real scientists. Real-world impact.

This event is free.

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Zoom webinar

The UCL Institute of Healthcare Engineering (IHE) exists to improve lives through technology. From 3D-printing prosthetics limbs to developing AI that can spot cancer, our scientists are focused on making a real-world impact.

Enter our Impact Fellows! A group of engaging doctors and scientists who want to share their life-changing work with the world.

Join us for two sessions of fascinating talks hosted by comedian, Steve Cross! More details to follow soon.

In this session, we'll meet:

Ken (Kezhi) Li, UCL Institute of Health Informatics

Ken (Kezhi) is really passionate about using artificial intelligence to improve people's health.

His research uses AI to suggest the best way to help people with diabetes control their blood sugar.

Sarah Needleman, UCL Centre for Medical Image Computing

Sarah is a PhD student at UCL working on lung MRI imaging. Her research involves giving people pure oxygen to inhale during MRI scans.

Sarah will be answering questions like how strong is the MRI magnet? And how does inhaling pure oxygen give us a better understanding of long COVID and lung cancer?

Maitrei Kohli, UCL Computer Science

Maitrei is a Research Fellow at the Center of Medical Image Computing (CMIC) and UCL Huntington’s Disease Centre.

Maitrei will be talking about ways AI can tell us the earliest and best time to start treating neurodegenerative conditions like Huntington’s diease.

Lizzie Powell, UCL Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering 

Lizzie is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering.

Lizzie will be talking about how we can use magnets, radio waves and physics to measure the leakiness of blood vessels in the brain.

Peter Snow, Aspire CREATe

Peter is a researcher working at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital developing/running studies involving robots and virtual reality helping people with pain.

How can virtual reality and robots help with pain? Everyone has experienced haptics (the sense of touch) but Peter will explain how what happens when you combine haptics with robots, and how it can be used.

David Ruttenberg, UCL Insitute of Cognitive Neuroscience


David is a passionately devoted scientist and PhD researcher at UCL as well as University of Cambridge's Memory Centre for Attention Learning and Memory (CALM) lab.

David is a creator of digitally devices for neurodiverse and neurotypical people who have sensory, attention, and mental health issues.

Ben Miller, London Centre for Nanotechnology

Tommer Spence, UCL Department of Applied Health Research