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 imagingsensing and robotics for addressing global health challenges associated with demographic, environmental, social and economic changes. 

The Centre is one of the several research centres that make up the Institute of Global Health Innovation (IGHI). Focusing on improving global health and healthcare through evidence-based innovation, IGHI is one of Imperial’s six global challenge institutes

Research areas


Medical imaging techniques for interventional and therapeutic purposes, such as minimal access surgery and robotic assisted surgery.

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New, less invasive, lower cost diagnostic devices, including optical sensors, wearables, and micro/nano robotics.

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Robotic technologies to empower surgeons and improve patient outcomes, as well as miniaturised robots for targeted therapy and treatment.

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