Prof Swaine has established a new clinical research partnership with Medway Hospital. The ‘Greenwich – Medway Clinical Research Partnership’ aims to bring together Clinicians from the Hospital and Academics from the Faculty of Engineering and Science. The objectives are to encourage collaborative research work, especially with the intention of applying for grant funding. Also, the Partnership will support student work placements. There will also be a remit to foster translation of clinical invention and innovation by development of medical product prototypes within the Engineering Sciences Department.