Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering Research Strategy

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We are a research-intensive department. Our research income per academic is one of the highest in UCL and we are particularly successful at attracting externally funded 5-year Fellowships. In the 2014 REF, our staff were submitted under two Units of Assessment which received the second and fourth highest overall GPAs at UCL. Our work covers the entire research pathway from basic science through proof of principle to translation to healthcare and industry.



Our goal is to consolidate our position as the UK’s leading department for basic and applied research into medical physics and biomedical engineering. Our strategy for growth is focused on development of new areas of research which complement the department’s current strengths and resources while offering potential for significant societal and clinical impact.



  • To nurture world-leading interdisciplinary research at the intersection between physical sciences and medicine.
  • To provide the necessary research resources for our growing research groups.
  • To promote cohesion and collaboration between the Department and broader research community of scientists, engineers, and clinicians within UCL, UCLH, the UCL Institute of Healthcare Engineering and elsewhere.
  • To increase the amount of grant income obtained from large scale, collaborative grants.
  • To foster a positive and supportive environment for career development at all levels.
  • To maximise the impact that our research has on human wellbeing.
  • To align our research with international, national, RCUK, UCL and Faculty strategies.


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