Professor Mark Hawley
BSc, PhD, MIPEM, Hon. FRCSLT, CSci
School of Health and Related Research
Professor of Health Services Research
Director of CATCH, Head of RAT Group
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Mark Hawley is Professor of Health Services Research at the University of Sheffield, UK, where he leads the Rehabilitation and Assistive Technology Research Group. He is also Honorary Consultant Clinical Scientist at Barnsley Hospital, where his Assistive Technology Team provides specialist electronic assistive technology services within Yorkshire. 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 is Director of the Centre for Assistive Technology and Connected Healthcare (CATCH) at the university. He 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. In 2007, he was awarded the Honorary Fellowship of The Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists for his service to speech therapy research.
- Catalyst for Knowledge Exchange, HEFCE, £8M (2014 – 2016), Co-applicant for Centre for Assistive Technology and Connected Healthcare £692,000
- Collaboration for Leadership in Health Research and Care - Yorkshire & Humber (CLAHRC Y&H), National Institute for Health Research, £24 million (£10M grant funded with match funding from NHS/universities/industry) (2014 - 2018) Co-applicant for bid (£24M), Principal Applicant for Telehealth and Care Technologies theme £2.4 million
- Devices for Dignity plus (D4D+), NIHR Health Technology Co-operative, £800,000 (2013-2016) Co-applicant
- Overcoming barriers to mainstreaming Assisted Living Technologies, Technology Strategy Board Assisted Living Innovations Platform (with ESRC and NIHR), £1.8M (2011–2014) Principal Applicant
- Voice Input Voice Output Communication Aid 2 (VIVOCA2), NIHR Health Technology Devices programme, £823,364, (50/50 DH grant / industrial match funding) (2010-2013) Principal Applicant
Mark Hawley is based in the Rehabilitation and Assistive Technology Research Group in Health Services Research
- Research interests
- Assistive technology
- Telecare and telehealth
- Digital healthcare
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- Emerging technologies and their potential for generating new assistive technologies. Assistive Technology, 33(sup1), 17-26.
- Benefits and barriers of technologies supporting working carers—a scoping review. Health & Social Care in the Community. View this article in WRRO
- Continuous in-home walking speed monitoring in older people with a low-cost ambient sensor: Results of a feasibility study. Technology and Disability. View this article in WRRO
- Exploring the potential of emerging technologies to meet the care and support needs of older people : a Delphi survey. Geriatrics, 6(1). View this article in WRRO
- Using a commercially available app for the self-management of hypertension : acceptance and usability study in Saudi Arabia. JMIR mHealth and uHealth, 9(2). View this article in WRRO
- Exploring factors that affect the uptake and sustainability of videoconferencing for healthcare provision for older adults in care homes: a realist evaluation. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making, 21(1). View this article in WRRO
- Correction to: Understanding the care and support needs of older people: a scoping review and categorisation using the WHO international classification of functioning, disability and health framework (ICF). BMC Geriatrics, 20(1).
- Emerging technologies with potential care and support applications for older people : review of gray literature. JMIR Aging, 3(2). View this article in WRRO
- The use of a smartphone app and an activity tracker to promote physical activity in the management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease : randomized controlled feasibility study. JMIR mHealth and uHealth, 8(6). View this article in WRRO
- The Use of Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) Mobile Apps for Supporting a Healthy Diet and Controlling Hypertension in Adults: Systematic Review. JMIR Cardio, 6(2), e35876-e35876.
- The impact of autonomy at work on dementia family carers’ ability to manage care-related emergencies, and use technology to that end: semi-structured interviews in Scotland. Community, Work & Family, 1-23.
- Research group
- Louise Newbould
- Jake Andrews
- Zahra Ommani