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@IMPRESSleeds The #kidstoilettalk comic is out now! bit.ly/2iVf2dP - read about the outcome from our #continence worksho… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…
@IMPRESSleeds New catheter design wins @IMechE award bit.ly/2AxORyu @uroconnursing @BladderBowelUK #continence #bladder
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IMPRESS is a project at the University of Leeds which aims to encourage more engineers and scientists to work on researching new technologies for incontinence.

Many clinical challenges persist in the field of incontinence because it is a condition that historically has received relatively little attention in the research environment. IMPRESS has been developing a national multidisciplinary network for incontinence research and we work to showcase the difficulties of dealing with this condition as a way of drawing together scientific experts, facilitating new research collaborations and inspiring novel ideas for next generation treatments.

what we do

Areas of Involvement

3 Years Running
6 Events
10 Research Projects
12 Partners

IMPRESS

IMPRESS is a medical technologies research project funded by an EPSRC and NIHR partnership. It aims to boost research collaborations related to incontinence.

Events

We host incontinence focused multi-disciplinary events for knowledge exchange and networking opportunities.

Projects

We fund early stage research projects which seek to address incontinence needs with novel use of technologies.

Partners

We regulate our work through a team of academic, healthcare, industry and charity partners.

meet the team

IMPRESS Core Team

Pete Culmer
Pete Culmer
IMPRESS Principal Investigator
Dr Peter Culmer is an associate Professor in the School of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Leeds, and Engineering Lead for the...
Richard Day
Richard Day
IMPRESS Co-Investigator
Dr Richard Day is a Reader in Regenerative Medicine, based in the Division of Medicine at University College London. He currently leads a...
Michael Bryant
Michael Bryant
IMPRESS Research Lead
Dr Michael Bryant is a Lecturer within the School of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Leeds research. His research addresses the...
Ali Alazmani
Ali Alazmani
IMPRESS Research Lead
Dr Ali Alazmani is a Tenure-Track Research Fellow in Surgical Technologies. His main research interest is in the design and development of...
Elena Mancuso
Elena Mancuso
IMPRESS Research Fellow
Dr Elena Mancuso is a biomedical engineer. She studied at Politecnico di Torino in Italy before moving to the UK to take a PhD in...
Sarah King
Sarah King
IMPRESS Project Manager
Sarah King is an experienced project manager who moved into the academic research sector in 2011. She studied architecture at the University of...
What we’ve been up to

Recent News

Report from Kid’s Toilet Talk Workshop

Take look at our news from a  fantastic children’s workshop day we ran at Thackray Medical Museum.   Download the Kids Toilet talk Comic below.  ...

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Why We Need to Talk about Incontinence

Following our highly successful WEDC40 Incontinence Side Event,  Dr Peter Culmer, IMPRESS Principal Investigator and Dr Dani Darrington, Lecturer in Water...

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Report from the IMPRESS Workshop: ‘Incontinence Needs in LMICs’

Workshop Background We recently ran our side event, “Incontinence Needs in Low and Middle Income Countries (LMICs)”, at the WEDC 2017 Conference, “Local Action...

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IMPRESS Network

Our Partners

3B's

Coloplast

Novuqare

UCL

UniOfLeeds

UniOfETH

ERIC

Colorectal-Therapies

D4D

Enteric

EPSRC

Bladder-and-BowelUK

Incontinence Management & PRevention through Engineering and ScienceS