Mechanical Engineering

Prof Shervanthi Homer-Vanniasinkam

Prof Shervanthi Homer-Vanniasinkam

Professor of Surgery and Engineering

Dept of Mechanical Engineering

Faculty of Engineering Science

Joined UCL
1st Sep 2008

Research summary

Practising clinician and clinician-scientist engaged in translational research.

Focus on the application of engineering technologies - existing and emerging - in improving healthcare delivery.

Teaching summary

Professor Homer-Vanniasinkam teaches students in Medicine, Science and Engineering. The subjects she 

teaches include vascular surgery, vascular biology, nanobiotechnology, regenerative medicine, materials in medicine.


Professor Shervanthi Homer-Vanniasinkam is an internationally recognized clinician-scientist who is currently a Consultant Vascular Surgeon at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, the Founding Professor of Surgery at the University of Warwick Medical School & University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire, and the first Professor of Engineering & Surgery at University College London.

She has published over 160 papers and book chapters,delivered over 300 presentations and has a significant research grant portfolio with an outstanding track record of national and international collaborative research. She is an invited Visiting Scholar at Harvard University, the Yeoh Ghim Seng Visiting Professor of Surgery at the National University of Singapore and the Brahm Prakash Visiting Professor at the Indian Institute of Science.

A strategic and intuitive thinker, Professor Homer-Vanniasinkam has actively engaged in clinical and translational research for over two decades. She has played key roles in taking bio- and med-tech products from concept through to clinic, gaining regulatory approval, and actively participating in industry funding rounds.

Professor Homer-Vanniasinkam has a long track record of mentoring clinicians and scientists for over 20 years, and in assembling and leading diverse teams, with a gift to inspire, recruit and retain, talent.