Honorary Research Fellow
School of Health and Related Research
Medicine, Dentistry and Health
- Human computer interaction
- Augmentative and alternative communication
- Electronic Assistive Technology
I am a Senior Clinical Scientist and have worked in the electronic assistive technology field since 1999. My current role is as Service Lead of the Barnsley Assistive Technology team and I am an honorary research fellow with CATCH.
The Barnsley team offers a specialised service across three districts, working with local professionals to provide Assistive Technology to clients with severe disabilities. In addition the team collaborates and leads on a number of research projects related to electronic assistive technology and in particular user involvement in research and development.
As an honorary research fellow at the University of Sheffield with CATCH I collaborate on a number of research projects . I have been involved in successful funding applications to the value of over £2m in the last five years and has published a wide range of research in a range of peer reviewed journals and also presented at key national and international conferences. My work aims to have impact in the assistive technology field, policy development, and specifically to improve the participation and quality of life of individuals who use this technology.