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Professor Mark Hawley

Key Areas of Expertise:

Assistive Technology

Telecare & telehealth

e-Health

Mark Hawley is Professor of Health Services Research at the University of Sheffield, where he leads the Rehabilitation and Assistive Technology Research Group.

Mark Hawley is Professor of Health Services Research at the University of Sheffield, where he leads the Rehabilitation and Assistive Technology Research Group. He is also Honorary Consultant Clinical Scientist at Barnsley Hospital, where he is Head of Medical Physics and Clinical Engineering. Over the last 20 years, he has worked as a clinician and researcher – providing, researching, developing and evaluating assistive technology, telehealth and telecare products and services for disabled people, older people and people with long-term conditions.

Mark leads a number of projects funded by the National Institute for Health Research and Technology Strategy Board, and leads the Assistive Technology theme of the Devices for Dignity Healthcare Technology Cooperative. He is a founder non-Executive Director of Medipex Ltd., the NHS Innovation Hub for Yorkshire and the Humber. In 2007, he was awarded the Honorary Fellowship of The Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists for his service to speech therapy research.

Current Projects

  • Voice Input Voice Output Communication Aid 2 (VIVOCA2), NIHR Health Technology Devices programme, £823,364, (50/50 DH grant / industrial match funding) (2010-2012) Principal Applicant
  • Virtual Extra-care (Virtex), Technology Strategy Board Assisted Living Innovation Platform, £1.03M (2008-10) PI for Sheffield £183,000
  • Devices for Dignity (D4D), NIHR Health Technology Co-operative, £550,000 (2008-2009) Co-applicant £52,000
  • SMART: Self Management supported by Assistive, Rehabilitation and Telecare Technologies, EPSRC (EQUAL programme), total grant £2.3M, (2008-2011) Principal Applicant for Sheffield £560,000

Contact Details

Professor Mark Hawley BSc, PhD, MIPEM, Hon. FRCSLT Professor of Health Services Research Address: ScHARR University of Sheffield Regent Court Regent Street Sheffield S1 4DA

Tel: (+44) (0)114 222 0682

Fax: (+44) (0)114 272 4095

E-mail: mark.hawley@sheffield.ac.uk

For further information please visit: Rehabilitation and Assistive Technology Research