School of Health and Related Research
Medicine, Dentistry and Health
- User specification of research and development of technologies
- User evaluation of health and social care technologies
- Innovation frameworks and Knowledge Research
I have worked as a researcher in the University and in South Yorkshire hospital trusts for over 25 years in total. Since the mid-80´s I have worked in multi-disciplinary teams in health related research and development. The latter started with an engineering focus, but increasingly, driving my research from user specification and evaluation has resulted in more health and social science research approaches. Much of my expertise relates to the innovation journey to adoption.
Most of my research is about innovation in electronic Assistive Technology (AT), mHealth and teleservices for health and social care. With particular interest in dementia, diabetes, obesity, neurological conditions, sensory loss and accessibility. This is currently supported via two routes. The NIHR funded “Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care, South Yorkshire”. In this mHealth, tele- health or care technologies for the UK health service is being researched. In the rest of my time I lead in short term Knowledge Transfer or research and development projects. This work means I have developed experience and expertise in working with individuals or small and medium enterprises with ideas for new AT and connected healthcare technology.
I am currently President for the Association for the Advancement of Assistive Technology in Europe (AAATE) and leading the planning for the upcoming AAATE2017 conference to be hosted in Sheffield.