Healthcare Technologies

The Healthcare Technologies research theme includes researchers developing, applying and evaluating new technologies for improving patient care. We work across a wide range of scales from the whole person to the nanoscale, and are interested in diagnosis, treatment and management of clinical problems.

The theme comprises clinicians, scientists, engineers and mathematicians with a broad range of expertise from modelling to experiment to application. Theme members work across the following research areas:


We hold occasional seminars to encourage cross-disciplinary networking within the theme, and to provide a forum for supporting research students and staff. Please see the ISTM Events Calendar for details; all welcome.

Healthcare Technologies Theme Lead: Dr Ed Chadwick

Full list of theme members

Latest News

Graphical abstract of nano-imaging research into Alzheimer's disease amyloid plaques  

Nanoscale_Bioscience article in Top 25 articles of 2018

Posted on 07 February 2019 An article from the Nanoscale Bioscience group on Alzheimer's research has been included in the top 25 articles of 2018 by the Royal Society of Chemistry's journal 'Nanoscale'

Appointment Congratulations for Dr Abbie Rutter

Posted on 07 January 2019 Dr Abbie Rutter has been appointed as a new Lecturer in Biomedical Engineering

New RISE Connector in ISTM

Posted on 12 December 2018 Dr Dimitra Blana, Research Fellow in Biomedical Engineering has been successful in her application to become a member of the EPSRC RISE Cohort.

Personalised approach to restoration of upper limb movement in spinal cord injury

Posted on 14 May 2018 A project aiming for a personalised approach to the restoration of arm function in people with high-level spinal cord injury has been awarded £387k of funding by the EPSRC. The project, led by Dr Ed Chadwick of ISTM, will focus on developing new methods to optimise technology interventions such as functional electrical stimulation to enable people with paralysis of their arms to move again.
Fraser Philp - PhD viva with Jens Bo Nielson, Jaap Buurke and Anand Pandyan  

PhD success for Fraser

Posted on 20 February 2018 Fraser Philp successfully passed his PhD viva on Friday, with only minor corrections! Well done Fraser!