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. Focusing on technological innovation, but with a strong emphasis on clinical translation and direct patient benefits with global impacts, the Centre 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 is one of the Institute of Global Health Innovation’s research centres (IGHI). One of the six global challenge institutes at Imperial, the Institute works to support the identification, development and widespread diffusion of healthcare innovation. In doing so, IGHI aims to sustainably reduce inequalities in global health for generations to come using an interdisciplinary approach.
A central goal is to address the different needs of healthcare challenges with a common ground for technological innovation. The Hamlyn Centre facilitates a fully-integrated clinical approach to achieve its ambitions, playing an active role in international collaboration and outreach activities, as well as in the training of surgeons and engineers in robotic technologies. 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.
The establishment of the Hamlyn Centre has been made possible through generous philanthropic support from both the Helen Hamlyn Trust, and from Lady Hamlyn personally. 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.