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EPSRC Support by Socio-economic Theme in Healthcare GC - Expanding the Frontiers of Physical Intervention

EPSRC classifies the research it supports by socio-economic theme. This taxonomy has been used to classify all grants current on 1st January 2003 or received after this date.

Please note that the assignment of a theme to a grant indicates that the theme may apply in whole or in part to the research activity of that grant. This means that the values of grants within a classification should not be totalled to find the total investment in that area or to compare investment between areas of research. The value shown for each grant is always the total awarded, not the proportion attributed to the individual socio-economic theme.

Grant TitlePrincipal
OrganisationDepartmentTotal Grant
Value (£)
A computational design of lower limb amputee rehabilitation using functional electrical stimulationDing, Dr ZUniversity of BirminghamMechanical Engineering 301,388
A sensorimotor PROsthesis for the upper LIMB (PROLIMB)Chappell, Professor MJUniversity of WarwickSch of Engineering 431,548
A sensorimotor PROsthesis for the upper LIMB (PROLIMB)Hardwicke, Prof. JUniv Hosp Coventry and Warwick NHS TrustResearch and Development 164,729
A sensorimotor PROsthesis for the upper LIMB (PROLIMB)Wurdemann, Professor HUCLMechanical Engineering 425,312
A Soft Endorobot (SoftEn) for autonomous colonoscopy screening and treatmentManfredi, Dr LUniversity of DundeeImaging Science and Technology 302,874
A solid-state NMR instrument for Northern IrelandManesiotis, Dr PQueen's University of BelfastSch of Chemistry and Chemical Eng 956,055
AMFaces: Advanced Additive Manufacturing of User-Focused Facial Prostheses with Real-Life Colour AppearanceFoster, Professor DHUniversity of Manchester, TheElectrical and Electronic Engineering 5,540,752
Assistive Robotic Hand Augmentation during temporary immobilisationMakin, Professor TUniversity of CambridgeMRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit 485,623
Big data for small patients - Building "child-size" individual predictive models for life after childhood cancerAznar, Dr MCUniversity of Manchester, TheSchool of Medical Sciences 1,195,833
Biodegradable hybrid screws for ligament-bone interface regenerationJones, Professor JRImperial College LondonMaterials 1,119,981
Bionics+: User Centred Design and Usability of Bionic DevicesJames, Professor CUniversity of WarwickSch of Engineering 902,307
Body-Worn Sensor for Point-of-Care Vascular Access MonitoringSu, Dr LQueen Mary University of LondonSchool of Engineering & Materials Scienc 302,920
BubblEs for TArgeting and TReatment of biOfilm InfectioNs (BETATRON)Evans, Professor SUniversity of LeedsPhysics and Astronomy 979,771
COG-MHEAR: Towards cognitively-inspired 5G-IoT enabled, multi-modal Hearing AidsHussain, Professor AEdinburgh Napier UniversitySchool of Computing 3,259,000
Context Aware Augmented Reality for Endonasal Endoscopic SurgeryClarkson, Professor MJUCLMedical Physics and Biomedical Eng 1,109,056
Design and direct metal laser sintering of replacement heart valvesBressloff, Professor NWUniversity of LeedsMechanical Engineering 73,608
Development of high-density surface-electromyographic biomarkers to improve stroke rehabilitation, management, and prognosisAranceta-Garza, Dr AUniversity of DundeeBiomedical Engineering 362,084
Digital PhysioOT: a home digital physio and occupational therapy technology for reversing frailty and keeping people movingDawes, Professor HUniversity of ExeterInstitute of Health Research 393,623
Digital twin guided minimally invasive, intelligent and intuitive surgery (MI-3 Surgery)Shu, Professor WUniversity of StrathclydeBiomedical Engineering 302,450
emPOWER: in-body artificial muscles for physical augmentation, function restoration, patient empowerment and future healthcareRossiter, Professor JMUniversity of BristolEngineering Mathematics 6,142,805
Enabling Individualised Surgical Treatment of OsteoarthritisWilcox, Professor RKUniversity of LeedsMechanical Engineering 1,246,813
Engineering a topical hypobaric patch: A needle-free solution for biopharmaceutical drug administration into the skinJones, Dr SAKings College LondonPharmaceutical Sciences 462,273
Engineering Precision Medicine for the 21st CenturyStride, Professor EUniversity of OxfordEngineering Science 302,948
Enhanced surgical treatments for hip osteoarthritisWilliams, Professor SUniversity of LeedsMechanical Engineering 1,021,819
Environment and Listener Optimised Speech Processing for Hearing Enhancement in Real Situations (ELO-SPHERES)Huckvale, Professor MAUCLSpeech Hearing and Phonetic Science 554,977
Environment and Listener Optimised Speech Processing for Hearing Enhancement in Real Situations (ELO-SPHERES)Naylor, Professor PAImperial College LondonElectrical and Electronic Engineering 587,008
EPSRC CDT in Medical Devices & Health TechnologiesConnolly, Professor PUniversity of StrathclydeBiomedical Engineering 4,156,847
EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Advanced Biomedical MaterialsCartmell, Professor SHUniversity of Manchester, TheMaterials 6,759,141
EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Future Autonomous and Robotic Systems - FARSCOPEHauser, Dr HUniversity of BristolAerospace Engineering 4,942,724
EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Integrated TribologyDwyer-Joyce, Professor RSUniversity of SheffieldMechanical Engineering 3,641,918
EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Neurotechnology for Life and HealthSchultz, Professor SRImperial College LondonBioengineering 4,233,458
EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Physical Sciences for Health (Sci-Phy-4-Health)Hannon, Professor MJUniversity of BirminghamSchool of Chemistry 3,553,342
EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Prosthetics & OrthoticsGranat, Professor MUniversity of SalfordSchool of Health and Society 5,571,323
EPSRC IRC Proteus - Multiplexed 'Touch and Tell' Optical Molecular Sensing and Imaging - Lifetime and BeyondBradley, Professor MUniversity of EdinburghSch of Chemistry 3,852,992
Exploiting bacterial virulence to trigger antimicrobial release from orthopaedic implantsNishio Ayre, Dr WNCardiff UniversityDentistry 264,217
Fibre-integrated Picosecond mid-Infrared Laser (fPIRL) for biomolecular analysisMurray, Dr RTImperial College LondonPhysics 540,227
FREEHAB: accessible, comfortable and adaptable wearable rehabilitation and assist devicesRossiter, Professor JMUniversity of BristolEngineering Mathematics 1,181,154
FREEpHRI: Flexible, Robust and Efficient physical Human-robot Interaction with iterative learning and self-triggered role adaptionLi, Dr ZUniversity of LeedsElectronic and Electrical Engineering 331,094
Guiding treatment for individuals with eating disorders and dementia using masticatory efficiencyBranley-Bell, Dr DNorthumbria, University ofFac of Health and Life Sciences 449,388
Injury & Reconstruction Biomechanics Test SuiteMasouros, Dr SImperial College LondonBioengineering 1,281,963
Invisible Customisation - A Data Driven Approach to Predictive Additive Manufacture Enabling Functional Implant PersonalisationCox, Dr SUniversity of BirminghamChemical Engineering 404,607
KidneyAlgo: New Algorithms for UK and International Kidney ExchangeManlove, Professor DUniversity of GlasgowSchool of Computing Science 456,946
KidneyAlgo: New Algorithms for UK and International Kidney ExchangePaulusma, Professor DDurham, University ofComputer Science 262,778
Lighting the Way to a Healthy Nation - Optical 'X-rays' for Walk Through Diagnosis & TherapyBradley, Professor MUniversity of EdinburghSch of Chemistry 5,577,754
Medical Device Prototype & Manufacture UnitJeffers, Professor JImperial College LondonMechanical Engineering 1,686,762
Molecularly aware robotics for surgery (MARS)Takats, Professor ZImperial College LondonMetabolism, Digestion and Reproduction 302,310
MUlti-limb Virtual Environment (MUVE) for full body and augmented interactionsBurdet, Professor EImperial College LondonBioengineering 1,027,493
Multi-modal Manufacturing of Medical Devices (4MD)Hand, Professor DHeriot-Watt UniversitySch of Engineering and Physical Science 1,302,969
Nanocomposite materials for sensing in next-generation minimally-invasive medical devicesNoimark, Dr SUCLMedical Physics and Biomedical Eng 582,276
Nanoengineered microneedle arrays for enhanced delivery of long-acting HIV medicinesDonnelly, Professor RQueen's University of BelfastSch of Pharmacy 1,095,411
New minimally invasive technologies for the treatment of pancreatic cancerHarris, Professor RAUniversity of LeedsMechanical Engineering 1,522,148
Next Generation Rehabilitation TechnologiesGoodridge, Professor RUniversity of NottinghamFaculty of Engineering 831,040
Non-invasive Electrical Deep Brain Stimulation TechnologyGrossman, Dr NImperial College LondonBrain Sciences 302,810
NON-INVASIVE SINGLE NEURON ELECTRICAL MONITORING (NISNEM Technology)Farina, Professor DImperial College LondonBioengineering 5,593,021
Oncological Engineering - A new concept in the treatment of bone metastasesHall, Professor RMUniversity of LeedsMechanical Engineering 5,608,939
Polymer Bioelectronics for High Resolution Implantable DevicesGreen, Professor RImperial College LondonBioengineering 1,078,948
PreCisE: A Precision laser scalpel for Cancer diagnostics and EradicationShephard, Professor JDHeriot-Watt UniversitySch of Engineering and Physical Science 1,231,581
REST: Reconfigurable lower limb Exoskeleton for effective Stroke Treatment in residential settingsSpyrakos Papastavridis, Dr EKings College LondonInformatics 412,534
REST: Reconfigurable lower limb Exoskeleton for effective Stroke Treatment in residential settingsXie, Professor SSUniversity of LeedsElectronic and Electrical Engineering 1,065,414
RoboPatient - Robot assisted learning of constrained haptic information gainIida, Professor FUniversity of CambridgeEngineering 388,632
RoboPatient - Robot assisted learning of constrained haptic information gainNanayakkara, Professor TImperial College LondonDesign Engineering (Dyson School) 1,076,801
Sensorimotor Learning for Control of Prosthetic LimbsNazarpour, Professor KUniversity of EdinburghSch of Informatics 712,798
SoRo for Health: Implantable soft robotics for restoration of physiological functionBirchall, Professor MUCLEar Institute 1,895,192
Spinal facet joints: biomechanical evaluation for improved interventionsMengoni, Dr MUniversity of LeedsMechanical Engineering 473,199
Surgery enabled by ultrasonicsLucas, Professor MUniversity of GlasgowSchool of Engineering 6,114,693
Towards Innovation of Stented Pericardial Aortic Valves for Transcatheter ImplantationBerry, Dr HEUniversity of LeedsSch of Biomedical Sciences 852,859
Towards Innovation of Stented Pericardial Aortic Valves for Transcatheter ImplantationLi, Dr SLoughborough UniversityWolfson Sch of Mech, Elec & Manufac Eng 333,897
Transformative Innovation in the Delivery of Assisted Living products and services (TIDAL)Holloway, Professor CUCLComputer Science 948,972
Using touch to enhance auditory perceptionRankin, Dr JUniversity of ExeterMathematics 568,094
Wearable Deep Spinal Interfacing (WDSI)Faisal, Professor AImperial College LondonComputing 202,027

Total Number of Grants: 70
Total Value of Grants: £113,600,248

The grant value may include the cost of access to facilities (these funds are not awarded to the grant holding organisation).