Prof Hazel Screen
BEng MRes PhD(Lond) CEng

Prof Hazel Screen

Head of School
Professor of Biomedical Engineering

+44 (0)20 7882 8875
Engineering 340, Mile End

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Expertise: My research aims to understand how our tissues are built to be able to withstand the loads they experience in the body. I am particularly interested in understanding tendon and heart valve; how and why they get injured, and ways to prevent this happening. By looking at the ways a tissue is supposed to work when it is healthy, we can identify how small changes in the structure, such as those which occur with age, can make injury more likely and look to prevent or treat these specifically.
Research Centre:
Affiliations: Member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers
Member of the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine
Director of the Organ on a Chip Network
Co-Director of the Centre for Predictive in vitro Models
Co-Director of the QMUL-Emulate Organs-on-Chips Centre
Treasurer of the Association of Biomedical Engineers, Medical Engineers and Bioengineers

Brief Biography

Hazel Screen is Head of the School of Engineering & Materials Science, a Chartered Engineer, and a Professor of Biomedical Engineering.

She is also Director of the UK-wide Organ-on-a-Chip Technologies Network ( and Co-Director of the QMUL Centre for Predictive in vitro Models ( and QMUL-Emulate Organ-Chip Centre (
She is also a Trustee of the Association of Biomedical Engineers, Medical Engineers and Bioengineers (BioMedEng Assoication -

Alongside her research interest in tissue structure-function. mechanobiology and the development of predictive in vitro models, she is very interested in supporting student learning, having previously held roles in student experience and been a Drapers Teaching Fellow.

In her spare time, Prof Screen enjoys sports (particularly running) and also scuba diving and hiking. She has been fortunate to visit and dive some great locations around the world with her family, including Hawaii, Borneo, Thailand and The Caribbean.