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About us

What we do

We are driven by our commitment to improve the way we deliver healthcare  through the use of  advanced engineering. ​

A diverse and talented group working across the whole MedTech sector, we advance  research, innovation and teaching progress through our shared mission of engineering better  health for patients worldwide. ​

Our state-of-the-art labs and clinical-research facilities are embedded in St Thomas’ Hospital  where we can ensure our research projects are fully aligned with current clinical practice. Long-term collaborations with global MedTech companies and new partnerships with innovative start-ups ensure  multiple pathways to translation.

Research is organised into ambitious, large-scale and long-term research projects supported by our set of six departments. This diverse infrastructure allows us  to  combine expertise and apply the latest healthcare concepts to deliver ground breaking results.   ​

We pass this integrated approach to the next generation of healthcare specialists who study with our lecturers. Courses with practical training and real-world application at their core, taking place at the UK’s most research active NHS trust. 



What does research at our School look like?

We believe in a truly integrated approach to healthcare engineering, which is why our collaborative  research projects encompass everything from the development of novel imaging tracers right through to micro-robotic and artificial intelligence solutions.

A set of departments comprising physicists, chemists, biologists, engineers, computer scientists, mathematicians and clinicians, our  combined expertise allows us to see clinical challenges from all angles to develop  patient-focused solutions.  Our expert advisors support the development process at every step of the way, from proof-of-concept studies all the way to Phase III clinical trials, to ensure translation to the clinic can happen wherever possible.

From undergraduate students to patient volunteers, clinical academics to professional services, every member of the School contributes to making this vision a reality.


Contact us:

School of Biomedical Engineering & Imaging Sciences Rayne Institute, 4th Floor, Lambeth Wing St. Thomas' Hospital Westminster Bridge Road London SE1 7EH

St Thomas’ Campus, St Thomas’ Hospital, Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7EH


Research facilities

Research facilities

Our research is directly embedded in St Thomas' Hospital, part of the UK's most research-active NHS…

Public engagement

Public engagement

From students through to senior leadership our researchers participating in public engagement…

Our departments

Our departments

Our structure of interdisciplinary departments and centres form the framework for our School.