UCL Institute of Healthcare Engineering


UCL Institute of Healthcare Engineering - 2022 Symposium

13 October 2022, 9:00 am–6:00 pm

Claire Walsh wearing 3D glasses

Our annual research symposium is back in person for autumn 2022! Showcasing the range of healthcare engineering excellence at UCL.

This event is free.

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UCL Institute of Healthcare Engineering


Wellcome Collection
183 Euston Road

We're delighted to be back face-to-face at the Wellcome Collection for our UCL Institute of Healthcare Engineering (IHE) Research Symposium.

Come and see the latest and greatest healthcare engineering advances taking place at UCL.

This year's event will feature:

  • Panel discussions on the top issues affecting healthcare in 2022
  • Posters from early-career researchers
  • Talks from clinician and engineer duos
  • A spotlight on our IHE Summer Studentship Scheme and the students who've taken part
  • Hosted by our IHE Impact Fellow, Oriol Roche i Morgo (UCL Biomedical Engineering and Medical Physics)

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9.00 - 10.00: Registration and refreshments

10.00 - 10.15: Welcome by Prof Rebecca Shipley, Director of the UCL Institute of Healthcare Engineering

10.15 - 11.15: Focus on digital health

- Prof Marianna Obrist (UCL Interaction Centre and Deputy Director of Digital, UCL Institute of Healthcare Engineering)

- Prof Henry Potts (UCL Institute of Health Informatics)

- Prof Paul Foster (UCL Institute of Ophthalmology)

- Prof Sonya Crowe and Dr Zella King (UCL Clinical Operational Research Unit)

11.15 - 12.00: Spotlight on the IHE Summer Studentship Scheme

Since 2020, the IHE Summer Studentship Scheme has given undergraduate engineering students the opportunity to spend eight weeks shadowing clinicians and working on an engineering project inside the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital (RNOH). Hear from some of the students about how this experience allowed them to develop their skills and grow their confidence.

Hosted by Billy Dennis (Lecturer, UCL Medical Physics & Biomedical Engineering) and Iva Hauptmannova (Head of Research and Innovation Centre, RNOH)

Featuring talks by summer students: Rachel Tan, Alba Morillo Paterson and Ines Marti Vigaray

Special guest: Dr Roxaneh Zarnager (Clinical Director for Medicine and Rehabilitation Services, Consultant in Anaesthesia and Pain Management at RNOH).

12.00 - 13.00: UCL Therapeutic Innovation Networks (TINS) – ECR Pilot Data Scheme

The TINS Pilot Data Scheme provides funding for early-career researchers to generate pilot data for translational healthcare engineering projects. The scheme enables awardees to learn crucial skills, generate data, and lead them to follow-on funding. Hear from previous awardees about how the scheme supported their research projects.

Hosted by Helen Cooksley (Portfolio Manager, UCL Translational Research Office)

- Ed Harris (Head of Finance and Innovation Funding, UCL Innovation and Enterprise)

- Matthew Wilcox (UCL School of Pharmacy)

- Nikolas Pontikos (UCL Institute of Ophthalmology)

13.00 - 14.15: Lunch, stalls, poster session

14.15 - 15.00: Sustainability in health and healthcare engineering - a panel discussion hosted by Luke O'Shea, Director of Innovation and Executive Lead for Sustainability at UCLH

Panellists including:

- Prof Mark Miodownik (UCL Mechanical Engineering)

- Dr Alexandra Lyne (UCLH/Eastman Dental Hospital)

- Dr Gesche Huebner (UCL Energy Institute)

15.00 - 15.45: Clinician and engineer duos

Clinicians and engineers discuss their partnerships as well as the learning curves and benefits of interdisciplinary collaboration.

- Dr Henry Goodfellow (UCL Institute of Epidemiology and Healthcare) and Jonathan Waywell (Living With)

- Carmen Salvadores Fernandez (WEISS) and Dr Hugo Layard Horsfall (WEISS, National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery)

15.45 - 16.00: Afternoon refreshments

16.00 - 16.45: Spotlight on the IHE Impact Fellowship Scheme

Hosted by Alice Hardy (IHE Communications and Impact Manager) and the IHE Engagement Delivery Group.

- Oriol Roche i Morgo (UCL Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering)

- David Ruttenberg (UCL Institute of Mental Health)

- Dr Maitrei Kohli (UCL Centre for Medical Image Computing)

- Dr Sara Guaman Abad (UCL Mechanical Engineering)

16.45 - 18.00: Networking and drinks reception


In order to prevent food and paper going to waste, please let us know when you book your ticket if you'll be joining us for lunch. If you change your mind or can no longer attend the event, please cancel your order to let us know.