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Science and Technology for Health

Science and Technology for Health: Monday 12 March 2012

Science and Technology for Health is part of the Global Priorities Programme, and aims to focus the physical and intellectual capital at Warwick to create a powerful cross-disciplinary programme that will harness science and technology for the benefit of human health.

This session was chaired by Pro Vice-Chancellor Professor Tim Jones. GPP Lead, Professor Sudhesh Kumar, introduced the Science and Technology for Health theme and 3 leading Warwick academics each presented on their distinct research programmes.

Three broad multi-disciplinary research themes were explored in discussion groups, facilitated by a range of Warwick academics and collaborators:

  • Healthy ageing
  • Healthcare in resource-poor settings
  • Early diagnosis and treatment of disease.

Cutting across these themes, Warwick has underpinning capabilities in technology and techniques: Analytical science, Healthcare technology (including digital technologies), Research to practice (including clinical trials, and translational medicine), Evaluation and Public involvement.

The audience were encouraged to engage in debate around the topic by raising questions and ideas in the breakout sessions and also noting their thoughts, perceptions, questions and ideas on the paper tablecloths and graffiti boards.

The Global Priorities Programme (GPP) research themes have been identified as part of the University’s research strategy to give clear thematic identity, aligned to external funding priorities, to our multi-disciplinary research strengths which can make a significant contribution to some of society’s most pressing issues.

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Professor Tim Jones
Pro Vice-Chancellor for Knowledge Transfer, Business Engagement and Research (Science and Medicine)

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Professor Sudhesh Kumar
Warwick Medical School
Introduction to Science and Technology for Health


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Professor Christopher James
WMG (Warwick Manufacturing Group)
Reading brain activity for early diagnosis and planning treatment

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Dr James Covington
School of Engineering
Can machines help sniff out diseases early?

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Professor Rob Cross
Warwick Medical School
Microscopic cellular motors and healthy ageing