University of Bath

Research for Patient Benefit Showcase

A first-hand look at some of the latest developments in research-based patient care.

26 Feb 20196.00pm
26 Feb 20198.15pm
Researchers at CAMERA are helping to develop an app that allows arthritis patients to monitor their symptoms on a smartphone.
Researchers at CAMERA are helping to develop an app that allows arthritis patients to monitor their symptoms on a smartphone.

The Research for Patient Benefit Showcase is your opportunity to hear directly from some of the best researchers and leading clinicians at the University of Bath and the Royal United Hospitals Bath.

Join us on Tuesday 26 February at The Postgraduate Medical Centre (RUH) for a chance to chat with academics and practitioners making medical breakthroughs that will deliver real-world impact.

Guests will be treated to bitesize talks on key research projects, followed by a showcase of collaborations between the University and the RUH.


18.00 Showcase opens, drinks and canapes served.

18.30 Welcome from Dr Tim Craft (Research Director, RUH) & Professor Dylan Thompson (Professor of Human Physiology, University of Bath).

18.40 Bitesize speaker presentations.

19.30 Research Showcase, drinks and canapes served.

20.15 Event close.


Dr Raj Sengupta (Consultant Rheumatologist, RNHRD) & Matthew Young (CAMERA)

Inflammatory Arthritis, Machine Learning and Digital Technologies: the future of diagnosis and management.

The diagnosis and management of rheumatic diseases has evolved considerably over the last two decades. At the same time, we are also witnessing the rapid progress of new technological advances in healthcare. Raj and Matthew explore how the development and validation of new technologies provides an opportunity to evolve and optimise personalised care for arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis patients.

Dr Dan Augustine (Consultant Cardiologist, RUH) & Dr Oliver Peacock (Department for Health, University of Bath)

Using technological innovations to improve cardiac rehabilitation.

Cardiac rehabilitation (CR) is integral to the secondary prevention of coronary heart disease. Despite the known benefits, only 44% of eligible patients take up Phase III CR in the UK and only half of those patients will complete the course. Dan and Oliver discuss how technological innovations, such as wearable technologies, can improve cardiac rehabilitation.

Professor Grey Giddins (Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, RUH)

Mechanical engineering solutions in surgery.

The accuracy of positioning wires and screws via drilling is crucial in making sure orthopaedic surgery has a significant effect on the quality of life for patients. Some operations require multiple attempts or have to settle for sub-optimal results, particularly in small bones. Professor Giddens speaks about how drill guidance systems can improve hand surgery outcomes.

Sara Burnard (Research Lead, RUH)

Enabling practice change for patient benefit.

Evidence suggests that it sometimes takes more than a decade to implement research results in clinical practice and that it is often difficult to sustain these innovations over time. Sara discusses the importance and challenges of taking research findings into clinical practice.