UCL EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Intelligent Integrated Imaging in Healthcare


Development of smartphone imaging technology for screening anaemia

Now closed


9 August 2019

Primary supervisor: Dr Terence Leung (UCL Medical Physics & Biomedical Engineering)

Industrial supervisor: Dr Ihor Kirenko (Philips Research)

Clinical supervisors: Dr Sara Hillman (UCL Institute of Women’s Health), Dr Judith Meek (The Neonatal Unit, UCLH)


This project aims to develop smartphone imaging techniques to provide a non-invasive, accessible way of diagnosing anaemia, which has wide ranging applications from home monitoring to deployment in low resource settings. This work is part of a clinical study on anaemia in pregnant women, currently being carried out in India and Nepal.    

The PhD studentship is EPSRC Industrial CASE funded with industrial support from Philips Research. The funding covers an annual stipend (at least £17,280) and tuition fees at the rate for UK/EU nationals for 4 years. 

The student will be part of the UCL EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Intelligent, Integrated Imaging In Healthcare (i4health) and the UCL Institute of Healthcare Engineering.



Candidates must meet the UCL graduate entry requirements which include holding at least an upper second class degree or equivalent qualifications, in a relevant subject area such as computer science, physics, biomedical engineering or applied mathematics. A Master’s degree in a relevant discipline and additional research experience would be an advantage. 

EPSRC has restrictions on eligibility, for instance related to residency within the UK, see https://epsrc.ukri.org/skills/students/help/eligibility/.



Informal enquiries can be addressed to Dr Terence Leung (t.leung@ucl.ac.uk). For a formal application, please e-mail t.leung@ucl.ac.uk a covering letter outlining your motivation for the studentship and your CV. Shortlisted candidates will be required to provide transcripts of previous degrees.

Application closing date: 28 August 2019.

Expected start date: September 2019


Further information 

Applicants can find out more information about another on-going project of the research team here: