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UCL Mechanical Engineering
Faculty of Engineering Sciences


Ben Hanson

  • Associate Professor
  • UCL Mechanical Engineering

Contact Dr Ben Hanson

0207 679 3894
Research profile:
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Room 506, Malet Place Engineering Building
Torrington Place

Student Feedback & Consultation Hours:
Thursday 12:00-13:00 & 15:00-16:00

About Dr Ben Hanson

Dr Ben Hanson is a Senior Lecturer and the Departmental Tutor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at University College London, where he researches biomedical applications of engineering, system-modelling and analysis. He has Affiliate status in UCL’s Division of Medicine and he works with Cardiologists at St Thomas’ Hospital and St Bart’s as an Honorary Research Associate. He works in operating theatres and clinical labs using computers to analyse electrical signals from patients’ hearts, and studies the effect of breathing, stress and emotion on their hearts.

Dr Hanson researches biomechanics involved in eating & drinking, particularly where people have difficulties managing regular foods and drinks: “dysphagia” . He is a director of an international not-for-profit organisation which has designed classifications and mechanical tests to standardise consistency of medical food & drinks.

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