Strategic Alliances with UCL Biomedical Centres
The CDT is integrated professionally and managerially with elements of the three NIHR Biomedical Research Centres (BRCs) and the Biomedical Research Unit in dementia associated with UCL. Uniquely in the UK, UCL is host to three major NIHR BRCs.
One is associated with UCLH while the other two are associated with the specialist Moorfields Eye Hospital and Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital. All undertake internationally competitive experimental medicine (diagnostics and first-into man therapeutics) and a major component of each comprises biomedical imaging in humans.
By aligning our CDT with these NIHR BRCs and this BRU and using the dual supervisory system to partner clinical and non-clinical supervisors, we ensure a direct connection between the CDT and clinically relevant projects and environments. This will enhance our ability to deliver transformational training to a generation literate in both imaging science and clinical translation.