Clinical Placement Project
This placement project in 2016 was funded by the Wellcome Trust through its Institutional Strategic Support Fund (ISSF) and aimed to improve understanding of incontinence assessment, treatment and management, using an engineering perspective to help identify, interpret and ultimately address the clinical and patient challenges.
This work provided a detailed view of incontinence across the patient pathway encompassing patients, healthcare professionals and industry representatives. It centres around visits to shadow clinicians at St James’s Hospital in Leeds to experience first-hand the practices involved.
Reporting via this website, a regular Twitter stream and articles in medical and scientific journals and magazines, the findings from this project raised the profile of incontinence within the scientific and engineering communities. Its outputs reached a broad audience, boosting awareness of this critical area of need and encouraging interest in research to address it’s challenges.