"My practice is really focused on design to improve or save life."
Empathy is at the core of Leah’s work. Her human-centered design results in beautiful wearable technologies that improve people’s lives. Her projects have included jewellery to administer insulin through the skin for diabetics, biosignal sensing emergency jewellery, and swallowable devices that detect disease.
Leah didn’t follow a traditional STEM pathway and her work sits at the meeting point of design, health and technology. Working collaboratively is central to her practice and she regularly works with experts from nanotechnology, engineering and health services through to manufacturing.