Health Engineering is an area of strategic importance within the Faculty of Medicine & Health, with existing strengths built on successful cross-disciplinary collaborations with the physical and biological sciences. It is supported by external infrastructure funding for the Wellcome Trust Centre of Excellence in Medical Engineering, the EPSRC Innovation and Knowledge Centre, and the NIHR Healthcare Technology Cooperative in Colorectal Therapies, with links to the EPSRC Robotics Manufacturing Facility, and Leeds NIHR Diagnostic Evaluation Centre (DEC) in biomarker discovery. There is a strong emphasis on engineering, nanotechology, and biosensing, which underpins many of the research activities. Other related areas include quantum dots for imaging, computer vision, early clinical trials, and health informatics. We are also looking to enhance our research in Surgical Training to address fundamental questions around issues related to human learning and the training of dental as well as laparoscopic surgeons. Clinical translation is facilitated by excellent links with commercial partners, a world-class Clinical Trials Unit, our Wellcome Trust funded Dental Translational & Clinical Research Unit and broad expertise in health economics. Academic Fellows linked to Health Engineering enjoy the benefits of a dynamic and cohesive working environment, conducive to cross-faculty and inter-institutional collaboration. This unique environment brings together academics, clinicians, and commercial partners, working towards a common goal – to translate scientific innovation into clinical benefit.

Lead Academics:
Professor David Jayne, tel: +44 (0) 113 2065281, email: D.G.Jayne@leeds.ac.uk 
Professor Mark Mon-Williams, tel: +44 (0) 113 3435725, email: M.Mon-Williams@leeds.ac.uk 
Professor Michael Manogue, email: M.Manogue@leeds.ac.uk