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John Dafydd Sandham

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John Dafydd Sandham is an internationally recognised British Chartered Engineer, Entrepreneur, Doctor in Professional Studies, Chairman of the Electronic and Biomedical Engineering website and forums, and a Visiting Senior Research Fellow.

Early Life[edit]

John Dafydd Sandham was born in the UK in 1962 and is the second child of John and Margaret. Sandham lived in South Wales until the age of 11, and emigrated to South Africa with his family in 1975 and subsequently returned to Great Britain at the age of 16 in 1979.


Sandham is an internationally recognised ‘Chartered Engineer’ (CEng), professionally registered through the Engineering Council UK. He is a ‘Fellow of the Institute of Healthcare Engineering and Estate Management’ (FIHEEM); a ‘Fellow of the Institute of Work Based Learning’ (FIWBL) at Middlesex University, London; and a ‘Member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology’ (MIET).


Sandham joined the RAF in 1980 at the age of 17, and went on to qualify as an Incorporated Engineer, leaving the RAF in 1992. He was a co-founding director for EBME Ltd in 2000, a medical equipment asset management company; then co-founding director of Ltd in 2001, a free online educational resource for clinical and biomedical engineers. He was an executive director of TBS GB Ltd, a medical equipment asset management company, from 2012 to 2018. In 2018 he became a co-founding director for EBME Expo Ltd, a company exhibiting medical technology and providing an education conference platform for speakers to share knowledge with the wider electronic and biomedical engineering community. Since 2001, Sandham has been Chairman of the Electronic and Biomedical Engineering (EBME) online educational resource,, using this free open access platform to provide discussion forums and publish educational articles for the visitors and 9000+ members internationally.


Sandham won the Haskell Award presented in 2001 by the ‘Institution of Incorporated Engineers’ (1) for ‘Best Article 2000’ in the Institution's journal ‘Engineering Technology’. The article entitled ‘Action Potential Stimulation therapy’ has been regularly cited in peer reviewed papers. (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7). Sandham is a ‘Visiting Senior Research Fellow’ at Middlesex University and a Fellow of the ‘Institute for Work Based Learning’, (IWBL), which is internationally recognised for innovation and expertise in professional and work-based learning. In 2013, Sandham completed his 60,000 word doctoral research thesis at Middlesex University, entitled ‘Achieving a model for medical devices management policy’ (8) which describes the impact of policy on practice. He was awarded the degree of ‘Doctor In Professional Studies’. Sandham's doctoral research paper was published by the British Library and made available via the British Library online ‘EThOS’ service. (9) The editor of the Clinical Services Journal interviewed Sandham in 2014 about his research and reported on his findings about the ‘Importance of Medical Device Policy’ (10).

Recently published articles by Sandham include: Equipment Policy: Meeting Regulations, 2012 (11) ; Ensuring Effective Device Management 2013 (12) ; Improving Medical Devices Management, 2013 (13) ; Risks of Poorly Managed Technology 2015 (14) ; Improving Access To Technology And Learning, 2016 (15) ; Acceptance testing of medical Equipment, cited by the World Health Organisation (16) Focus on innovation in clinical engineering, 2020 (17).


2. Sandham, John. [Online] 2000.

3. Action Potential Simulation Therapy. Sandham, J. London : Google Scholar, July 2000, Engineering Technology.

4. Eftekharsadat, Bina. Therapeutic Advances in Musculoskeletal Disease. [Online] March 2015.

5. Johnson, Mark I. Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) Do they provide pain relief? [Online] 2001.

6. Eftekharsadat, Bina. Efficacy of action potential simulation and interferential therapy in the rehabilitation of patients with knee osteoarthritis. [Online] 2015.

7. Johnson, MI. A Critical Review of the Analgesic Effects of Tens-Like Devices. [Online] September 2013.

8. Sandham, John. Middlesex University Research Repository. [Online] March 2014.

9. —. British Library. [Online] 2020. ISNI:0000 0004 5924 3189.

10. Importance of medical Device Policy. Frampton, Louise. London : Step communications, 2014.

11. Equipment Policy: Meeting regulations. Sandham, John. London : Clinical Services Journal, 2012.

12. Ensuring Effective Device Management. Sandham, John. London : Clinical Services Journal, 2013.

13. Improving Medical Devices Management. Sandham, John. London : Clinical Services Journal, 2013.

14. Risks of Poorly Managed Technology. Sandham, John. London : Clinical Services Journal, 2015.

15. Improving Access to Technology and Learning. Sandham, John. London : Clinical Services Journal, 2016.

16. World Health Organisation. Human Resources for Medical Devices. [Online] 2017.

17. Focus on innovation in clinical engineering. Sandham, John. 4, London : Clinical Services Journal, April 2020, Vol. 19.

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