MEng, Electronic and Electrical Engineering
Honorary Research Fellow (Senior Clinical Scientist)
Department: School of Health and Related Research
Faculty: Medicine, Dentistry and Health
Augmentative and alternative communication
Electronic assistive technology
Telephone: +44 1226 432 159
I have made a significant impact on the electronic assistive technology field both from a service development, clinical and research perspective. I have been intensively involved in this community since the beginning of my career.
My current role is as service lead of the Barnsley Assistive Technology team. I have developed the team to become a recognised leader in the field with an international reputation for quality. The team provides NHS England commissioned specialised services for Augmentative Communication (AAC) and Environmental Control (EC) across the Yorkshire and Humber region of the UK (population ~ 5.5 million).
I am an Honorary Researcher at the University of Sheffield and collaborate on a number of research projects as co-applicant. I have been involved in successful funding applications to the value of over £2 million in the last five years. I have published a wide range of research in a range of peer reviewed journals and presented at key national and international conferences.
My work aims to have impact in the assistive technology field and for individuals who use this technology. My work has also impacted policy development and was cited in the NHS England service specification and convergence funding process.