Engineering Healthcare

Working together to develop Medical Technologies and explore research opportunities.

Start date and time

Wednesday 8 June 2016 10:00 AM

Event cost


Academics, Researchers and all those interested in working collaboratively to increase the impact of your work and enhance opportunities and success in securing research and development funding, the following event is for you.
The Schools of Nursing, Midwifery & Social Care and Engineering & the Built Environment are hosting a“Sharing work and identifying potential” event.
The purpose of this event is to start a dialogue about how academics from different disciplines can work more closely together in collaborative research and technology development.
Staff from each School will provide a brief overview of current work that has a healthcare and technology focus.  Grahame Cumming (Innovation Champion NHS Lothian) will also provide a synopsis of NHS Scotland present and future priorities.

When: Wednesday 8th June 2016, 10:00-13:00 (including lunch)

Where: LRC5, Sighthill Campus


  • NHS Scotland: National open innovation collaboration priorities - Grahame Cumming
  • Development of an a eye drop delivery device - Liz Adamson and Professor Ian Hunt
  • The application of optical sensors in sample preparation for pathogen detection - Abdelfateh Kerrouche
  • D:UDEs (Diabetes: Understanding Daily Events) for people with type 1 diabetes - Jacqui Charlton
  • Disruptive technology and disruptive innovation in health care - Simona Gagliardi & Rhodri Williams
  • Strategies to prevent and/or treat complications post-stroke - Anne Rowat
  • Why relationships are important: learning from nature - Mark Dorris
  • Assessing the technology acceptability of POLAR® activity devices to track health and health behaviour activity - Catherine Mahoney and Casper Van Splunter
Please email Kerry Millar to indicate attendance and any dietary requirements.