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@IMPRESSleeds At #UKSB2018 Bioengineer Dr Elena Mancuso @UlsterUni will be showcasing her latest research into honey as a natural… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…
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IMPRESS is a health science initiative 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

4 Years Running
8 Events
16 Funded Projects
8 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...
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

Pelvic Nerve Research features in the Journal of Neural Engineering

Pelvic Nerve Research features in the Journal of Neural Engineering

Work in the School of Physiology, Pharmacology and Neuroscience by Bristol University has featured in the high impact international IOP Journal of Neural Engineering...

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APPG Continence Care launches report on continence in young people

APPG Continence Care launches report on continence in young people

On 28th February IMPRESS Principal Investigator Dr Peter Culmer was invited by Rosie Cooper MP to attend the House of Commons for the launch of a new report on...

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IMPRESS Publication hits The Times

IMPRESS Publication hits The Times

Recently released recommendations aimed at catalysing innovation in incontinence research and care have been highlighted in The Times. A new report by The Institution...

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IMPRESS Network

Our Partners

3B's

Coloplast

Novuqare

UCL

UniOfLeeds

UniOfETH

ERIC

EPSRC

D4D

Bladder-and-BowelUK

Incontinence Management & PRevention through Engineering and ScienceS