Dr Steven Ariss

BA (Hons), PhD, FHEA

Dr Steven Ariss

Senior Research Fellow

Department: School of Health and Related Research

Faculty: Medicine, Dentistry and Health

Research expertise

  • Complex evaluation

  • Digital healthcare

  • Service improvement and user-centred design


Telephone: +44 114 222 5426

Email: s.ariss@sheffield.ac.uk



I am a Senior Research Fellow in Health Services Research at the University of Sheffield, with experience in human-computer interaction, user-centred design, development of new technology, and evaluation of technology in health care.

I am Module Lead for Complex Evaluation Methods (Masters in Clinical Research), and convene a short course 'Real–world' evaluation: Ten key principles for evaluating complex health and social interventions.

As the Health Services Research representative for Innovation and Knowledge Transfer, I am active in consultancy work with a range of public, private and third sector clients.

I have a diverse ongoing programme of research, development, evaluation and service-redesign in the use of technology for healthcare, including automated data collection, electronic care records, remote monitoring and online dashboard development.

Current research projects

  • Perfect Patient Pathway (PePPa) Test Bed (2016-2018), NHS England (Innovate UK), co-applicant for bid £1.8 million, principal applicant for evaluation (£280,000).

  • Mobile Video Supervision: for Parenteral Feeding (MoViS for PF) (2015-2016) EPSRC Collaborative R&D award (£10,700) (plus £24,500 matched funding).

  • Enhanced Community Palliative Support Services (EnComPaSS): Pilot evaluation (2015-2016), NHS England (Nursing Technology Fund) (£249,000).