UCL Institute of Healthcare Engineering


Call for new UCL IHE Engagement Delivery Group Co-Chairs

2 August 2021

Are you an enthusiastic, engagement-driven researcher or professional staff? Are you working with digital and medical technologies? UCL Institute of Healthcare Engineering is on the search for you.

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We are looking for two new Co-Chairs to lead our Engagement Delivery Group, for a 1-year term with possibility of renewal. For an informal discussion about these opportunities or any questions please email Georgie Cade, g.cade@ucl.ac.uk.

What is the Engagement Delivery group?

Our Engagement Delivery Group is one of six Delivery Groups that form the IHE’s core governance structure and are an essential way for us to deliver on our strategic objectives.

The Engagement Delivery Group’s objective is to embed engagement and co-creation in the IHE’s ethos, as well as influencing national policy. This will span engagement with the end-users of the technologies we develop (patients, carers, healthcare professionals, etc), through to public audiences and policy makers. The Delivery Groups are given access to IHE resources, support and their own dedicated funding pots to help deliver on these objectives.

An example of the kind of project implemented by the Engagement Delivery Group was the IHE Impact Fellowship scheme which ran this year.

What is the Co-Chair role?

The Chair and Co-Chair roles are leadership roles open to all within UCL’s healthcare engineering community (PhD, postdocs, PIs, professional staff). The Co-Chairs will steer the monthly Engagement Delivery Group meeting and will also sit on the IHE’s monthly Management Board meeting to represent the group and assure alignment with IHE’s broader strategic priorities.

We are inviting rolling expressions of interest and would like both Co-Chair roles to be in place in time for September’s Engagement Delivery Group (Weds 29th Sept 1-2pm). The monthly meetings are on the last Wednesday of the month, 1-2pm.


To express interest in this position, please email healthcare-eng@ucl.ac.uk with short answers (50-150 words) to the following questions:

  • Why do you believe engagement is important for academia?
  • Have you had experience with engagement?
  • What do you believe you could bring to the Co-Chair role?

There are also opportunities to join the Engagement Delivery Group as a member if you are not interested in a leadership role. Please email healthcare-eng@ucl.ac.uk to let us know if you are interested in becoming a group member.