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The Healthcare Space specialises in how healthcare is delivered. Our vision is to ensure that the people receiving the care are at the heart of the design and development process. This aim of humanising healthcare is central to all our work.

How we work

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Each project involves the development of new and pioneering ways of working with patients, staff, clinical researchers and other stakeholders during both the design and research process. We continually refine and publish our methodologies to give rich insights into peoples’ lived experience.


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Research partners

The research has benefited from collaboration with numerous academic partners including:

  • Imperial College London
  • UCL
  • University of Oxford
  • University of Cambridge

Industry, public and voluntary sector partners

We have engaged with many industry, public and voluntary sector partners, including:

  • NHS
  • Public Health Agency NI
  • Design Council
  • Philips HealthTech
  • Medical Defence Union
  • ArjoHuntleigh
  • DePuy Synthes (Johnson & Johnson)
  • Bupa
  • NHS Innovations SE
  • Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh

Project and research funding bodies

Public funding is sourced from a variety of bodies, including:

  • ESRC
  • NIHR
  • DoH