Surgical Robot Vision Research Group


Dale Waterhouse

I am a Research Fellow in the Surgical Robot Vision group at the Wellcome/EPSRC Centre for Interventional and Surgical Sciences (WEISS) at University College London (UCL).

Before joining UCL in September 2020, I worked as a Postdoctoral Research Associate funded by an EPSRC Doctoral Fellowship at the Department of Physics and Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute, University of Cambridge. Prior to this, I obtained my PhD from the University of Cambridge under the supervision of Prof. Sarah Bohndiek. My thesis, titled: ‘Novel Optical Endoscopes for Early Cancer Diagnosis and Therapy’ was later published by Springer. 

My research interests include biomedical imaging, image analysis and clinical translation. My work focuses on the development of spectral imaging techniques and their translation into clinical applications. I have translated spectral imaging devices from conception to deployment in first-in-human trials: in the oesophagus, for early detection of neoplastic changes; and in the pituitary gland, for delineation of adenoma during surgical resection. My current work focuses on expanding the capabilities of spectral imaging techniques with the aim of translating these into routine healthcare to meet outstanding clinical challenges.