Mark Jayes

HEE/NIHR Clinical Doctoral Research Fellow, Speech and Language Therapist

School of Health and Related Research

Medicine, Dentistry and Health

Research Expertise:

  • Involvement of people with communication disorders in research
  • User-centred design
  • Mixed methods research


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I have been working as a speech and language therapist since 2003 and specialise in the assessment and management of complex communication and swallowing disorders in acute hospitals. In 2011 I completed the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) funded MSc in Clinical Research and secured a two year secondment to the NIHR Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care for South Yorkshire Stroke Theme, to gain further clinical research experience. In 2013, I was awarded a Health Education England / NIHR Clinical Doctoral Research Fellowship to complete my PhD. My PhD research focuses on how multidisciplinary staff carry out mental capacity assessments, particularly for patients with communication disorders. This research has involved the development of the MCAST, a practical toolkit to facilitate and improve capacity assessment.

Current Research Projects:

  • Development and evaluation of the MCAST, a toolkit to support mental capacity assessment 2014-2017 (HEE/NIHR Clinical Doctoral Research Fellowship, £167,893)