UCL Institute of Healthcare Engineering


Our people

Learn more about the people who make up the IHE and our governance structure.


Rebecca Shipley

Director, Institute of Healthcare Engineering

Professor Rebecca Shipley OBE is a Professor of Healthcare Engineering in UCL Mechanical Engineering and Director of the IHE. 

Her research interests lie in mathematical and computational modelling in medicine and biology, tissue engineering and human physiology, with a particular emphasis on multidisciplinary approaches which integrate data from biological experiments, imaging and clinical sources. 

Becky Shipley

Marianna Obrist

Deputy Director (Digital Health)

Professor Marianna Obrist is a Professor of Multisensory Experiences in the UCL Interaction Centre (UCLIC). 

Her research ambition is to establish touch, taste, and smell as interaction modalities in human-computer interaction (HCI).

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Geoff Parker

Deputy Director (Translation)

Geoff is a Professor of Healthcare Engineering, Imaging and Enterprise in UCL Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering. 

He leads the Quantitative Imaging Group (QIG) at the Centre for Medical Image Computing and is affiliated with the UCL Queen Square Multiple Sclerosis Group. QIG's research focuses on the development of imaging biomarkers using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).

Geoff Parker

Deputy Director (Clinical) - TBC




Professional services

Georgie Cade

Communications & Impact Manager (on secondment)

I am a communications, marketing and engagement strategist passionate about accelerating the impact of research to solve some of the world's most pressing health challenges. 

I believe in the power of stories to drive change and to creatively engage other voices in meaningful partnerships. I have a postgraduate degree (1st class) in global development and an Institute Practitioners of Advertising qualification in communications.

Before UCL, I had a variety of communications experience including working with David Lammy (MP), marketing for Jack Wills and in the start-up innovation world of Uber.

Georgie Cade

Alice Hardy

Content Marketing Manager

I support the Institute of Healthcare Engineering by crafting engaging content for the web, publications and events.

The best part of my role is getting to tell the world about the fascinating, ground-breaking and life-changing research happening in our community.

Prior to UCL, I worked for several years in graphic design and content writing in the finance and academic sectors. 

Alice Hardy