Our Activities

The Pankhurst coordinates a range of activities to meet our aims. Below you can find our current projects.

HealthTech Matters Podcast

The Pankhurst Presents: Health Tech Matters (HTM) is a podcast about technology and healthcare. It is hosted by Videha Sharma and Lamiece Hassan.  

In each episode, we interview leading researchers, innovators and healthcare professionals linked with the Pankhurst Institute about how advances in areas such as digital health, advanced materials and artificial intelligence are shaping the future of healthcare. 

The Research and Innovation (R&I) Health Accelerator

Through this project, SMEs will be able to access expertise and support including information about navigating the health and care system, developing value propositions, ethics and regulatory advice and access to university-wide expertise.

The International Centre for Translational Digital Health

The International Centre for Translational Digital Health is a joint collaboration between the University of Toronto, The University of Melbourne and The University of Manchester. The mission of the Centre is to advance the field of Digital Health in Canada, the UK and Australia, through the development, implementation, and translation of new technologies, policies, and service delivery models. The Centre brings together experts from a broad range of disciplines from each institution to share and develop knowledge, engage in collaborative activity, and leverage each other’s distinct national research environments. Its impact is the creation and commercialization of new technologies, the translation of theory into more effective public policy, and the strengthening of health services delivery.

Digital Infrastructure Delivery, NIHR BioMedical Research Centre

The National Institute of Health and Care Research (NIHR) funds the Manchester Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) to provide experimental medicine infrastructure funding across Greater Manchester, Lancashire and South Cumbria. Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT) hosts the BRC in partnership with the University of Manchester , The Christie NHS Foundation Trust, Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust, GM Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust, Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Greater Manchester Connected Health Ecosystem

The Manchester Connected Health Ecosystem is a collaborative network that brings together world leading academic expertise, industry partners from SMEs to major international digital & pharma companies, Health and Social Care professionals across the NHS, Public Health and local government, and patient and service user representatives.

The University of Manchester Team Research Programme

The Team Research Programme, funded by Research England, is led by two members of the University’s research programme leadership: Charlie Stockton-Powdrell and Ruth Norris. Our aim is to increase awareness of the Team Research (Team Science) interdisciplinary model and its value to research and culture, by providing a suite of training and development activities.

Innovation Catalogue

As a part of Pankhurst’s key activities, we will develop an understanding of the research assets and capabilities of the University and the Greater Manchester Health innovation ecosystem to broker new connections with key stakeholders including businesses and develop the Health Innovation Catalogue. This will expand and develop the University’s industry network and build the potential offering of and impact of the university Health technology research.