Hong Kong's Chief Executive Carrie Lam used her first official visit to the UK to see Imperial's technological lead in medical robotics.
The Hamlyn Centre was established for developing safe, effective and accessible technologies that can reshape the future of healthcare for both developing and developed countries. The Centre focuses on technological innovation with a strong emphasis on clinical translation, resulting in direct patient benefits with global impacts. Hamlyn is at the forefront of research in imaging, sensing and robotics for addressing global health challenges associated with demographic, environmental, social and economic changes.
The Centre plays an active role in international collaboration and outreach activities, as well as in the training of surgeons and engineers in robotic technologies, thereby facilitating a fully-integrated clinical approach. It has extensive research and engineering laboratory spaces at Imperial College's South Kensington campus; pre-clinical facilities with state-of-the-art imaging and surgical equipment for in-vivo validation; and comprehensive clinical laboratories at the Surgical Innovation Centre at St Mary’s Hospital. In addition to its core research activities, the Centre offers comprehensive PhD and MRes programmes for researchers with a strong technical or clinical background. These programmes are designed to develop cutting edge, disruptive technologies and blue-sky ideas, yet will be appropriately accessible to both developing and developed countries for addressing healthcare challenges with a common ground for technological innovation.
Through its endowment fund and close working relationship with industry, government and non-government organisations, the Centre also offers Advanced Fellowships, International Fellowships, Faculty Exchange Programmes, and Research Secondment for specific research projects and technical areas.