UCL Institute of Healthcare Engineering


Health in a Handbasket Podcast

Come for a ride and learn about the ways health tech is changing the world!

What the heck is healthcare engineering?

If you find the term 'healthcare engineering' a bit bamboozling, don't worry, you're not alone. 

'Engineering' usually brings to mind images of bridges and buildings. Healthcare engineering is essentially using maths and science to solve healthcare problems. This covers an incredibly broad range of activities – from 3D-printed prosthetic limbs to artificial intelligence to predict cancer.

At the UCL Institute of Healthcare Engineering, our mission is to develop digital and medical technologies that transform lives across the globe. 

In the 'Health in a Handbasket' podcast series, we meet the people behind these amazing innovations and how they're making a positive difference. We chat with them about their work, what gets them out of bed in the morning, and how they got to where they are today. 

Health in a Handbasket is produced by Alice Hardy and Cerys Bradley. Cerys also edits each episode. Our artwork illustration is by Ollie Silvester.

Alice Hardy

Alice Hardy
Alice is the Communications & Impact Manager for the UCL Insitute of Healthcare Engineering (IHE). Her job involves sharing all the amazing work with the wider world and equipping researchers with the skills they need to communicate confidently with the public.

Cerys Bradley

Cerys Bradley
Cerys is an award-winning writer, comedian and podcast producer. They studied for their PhD in the Crime and Security Department at UCL and learned to make podcasts as a student here. They have worked on multiple UCL projects including #Made@UCL, Coronavirus: the Whole Story and Building Better and have taught podcasting both at UCL and at podcasting events such as the London Podcast Festival.