Dr Pete Culmer

Dr Pete Culmer


  • Summer Internships Coordinator

Research interests

My research interest is very broadly the application of engineering science to advance healthcare.

The core of my work is developing and applying new 'enabling technologies' suited to medical applications, with a focus on:

  • sensing systems
  • robotics
  • control

I enjoy working closely with clinical colleague to identify and understand clinical challenges and how our technologies can be employed, with a particular focus on 

  • surgical oncology
  • incontinence therapies

I am Engineering Lead of the Surgical Technologies research group, working closely with colleagues in engineering, pyschology and clinical sciences to pursue these goals.


  • MEng Mechatronics, University of Leeds
  • PhD Control scheme for the iPAM upper limb rehabilitation robot, University of Leeds

Student education

Taught Modules

I teach Computing for Engineers and Biomechanics

Student Projects

  • Level-3 Individual Projects
  • Level-4 Group Projects

Coordinator for the Mech-Eng Student Summer Internships

Research groups and institutes

  • Institute of Design, Robotics and Optimisation

Current postgraduate researchers

<h4>Postgraduate research opportunities</h4> <p>We welcome enquiries from motivated and qualified applicants from all around the world who are interested in PhD study. Our <a href="https://phd.leeds.ac.uk">research opportunities</a> allow you to search for projects and scholarships.</p>