Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineDepartment of Surgery & Cancer

Senior Design Associate



matthew.jc.harrison Website




002Paterson WingSt Mary's Campus





Matthew is a Senior Designer in the Helix Centre, working within the UK DRI Care Research & Technology Centre at Imperial. He brings a Human-Centred Design expertise to the research and technolgoy development aims of Centre.

Within Helix, he has led major projects bringing a Human-Centred Design approach to clinician and public facing healthcare challenges. Notably, he worked on the Hark app that was sold to DeepMind, and led the centre's End-of-Life care stream of work including the ReSPECT project and Digital Care Planning spin out. He has played a key role in shaping the Helix centre from its inception in 2014.

He is a graduate of Imperial College (Mechanical Engineering 2002) and the Royal College of Art (Industrial Design Engineering 2004). He was a Senior Research Associate at the Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design, leading several commercial and research council funded projects.

Prior to joining Helix he set up a design consultancy Studiohead Ltd working extensively with Imperial College to create groundbreaking innovations in surgical education and simulation.



Wairagkar M, De Lima MR, Harrison M, et al., 2021, Conversational artificial intelligence and affective social robot for monitoring health and well-being of people with dementia., Alzheimers & Dementia, Vol:17 Suppl 11, ISSN:1552-5260, Pages:e053276-e053276

Tiersen F, Batey P, Harrison MJC, et al., 2021, Smart home sensing and monitoring in households with dementia: user-centered design approach, Jmir Aging, Vol:4, ISSN:2561-7605, Pages:1-20

Warren L, Harrison M, Arora S, et al., 2019, Working with patients and the public to design an electronic health record interface: A qualitative mixed-methods study, Bmc Medical Informatics and Decision Making, Vol:19, ISSN:1472-6947

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