UCL Division of Surgery and Interventional Science


UCL Provost visits Stanmore

18 July 2014

UCL Provost at Stanmore

The UCL President and Provost, Professor Michael Arthur, visited the Division’s Stanmore campus earlier this month, to meet staff and students from the Institute of Orthopaedics and Musculoskeletal Science (IOMS) and the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital (RNOH).

Professor Gordon Blunn, Director of IOMS, began with an initial overview of the world-class research in orthopaedic and musculoskeletal engineering which takes place at Stanmore.

Professor Anthony Goldstone CBE, Chairman of the RNOH, then expanded on the hospital’s close relationship with UCL, stressing the importance of further collaboration to ensure that laboratory-based innovations continue to change the lives of patients.

There were also presentations from Professor Alister Hart, Professor Robert Brown, Dr Vivek Mudera, Dr Melanie Coathup and Dr Rui Loureiro, representing the wealth of clinical and scientific expertise in research and teaching based at Stanmore.

The Provost was then taken on a tour of the RNOH grounds, which included visits to the Institute of Orthopaedics Library and the London Spinal Cord Injury Centre. He also visited the ASPIRE Centre for Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology (CREATe), where he was given the opportunity to physically interact with live robots, intended to improve the lives of those living with spinal cord injuries.

The Provost experiences a demonstration of Haptic technology at Aspire CREATe.

Of the visit, the Provost said that he was delighted to have been invited and was immensely impressed by the depth and diversity of the research undertaken at Stanmore. He also expressed his support for the new UCL/RNOH biomedical engineering facility, scheduled to open in 2017. Further pictures from the Provost's visit can be found here.