Mr Simon Judge

School of Health and Related Research

Honorary Research Fellow (Senior Clinical Scientist)

Rehabilitation and Assistive Technology Group

Service Lead, Barnsley Hospital Assistive Technology Team

simon.judge@nhs.net
+44 1226 432159

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Mr Simon Judge
School of Health and Related Research
The Innovation Centre
217 Portobello
Sheffield
S1 4DP
Profile

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 ~5.5m).

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 £2m 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.

Research interests

My research interests and experience cover a range of areas and themes including: AAC and communication aid design and decision making; user involvement in the design of assistive technology; and health service research relating to assistive technology provision. My research encompasses electronic assistive technology, with a focus on communication and access for those living with disabilities.

Publications

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Conference proceedings papers

  • Judge S, Robertson Z & Hawley MS (2010) Why don’t Professionals Provide Speech Driven Environmental Controls? Perceptions of current speech driven environmental controls.. The Society for Research in Rehabilitation, Summer Meeting 2010. SRR Central Secretariat, c/o Division of Rehabilitation and Ageing B Floor, Medical School, Queens View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download

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Conference proceedings papers

  • Goldbart J, Murray J, Lynch Y, Moulam L, Randall N, Judge S, Webb E, Meads D, Meredith S & Whittle H (2019) A MODEL FOR DECISION-MAKING IN AUGMENTATIVE AND ALTERNATIVE COMMUNICATION: FINDINGS FROM THE I-ASC PROJECT. JOURNAL OF INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY RESEARCH, Vol. 63(7) (pp 705-705) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Judge S, Randall N, Lynch Y, Meredith S, Moulam L, Murray J & Goldbart J (2017) The Language and Communication Characteristics of Communication Aids - A Systematic Review. Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, Vol. 242 (pp 347-350) View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Judge S, Nasr N & Hawley M (2017) A User-Centred Approach Exploring the Potential of a Novel EMG Switch for Control of Assistive Technology. Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, Vol. 242 (pp 381-384) View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Judge S & Clarke Z (2011) Should there be a minimum specification for environmental control equipment & what should it be?. RAATE 2011, Recent Advances in Assistive Technology and Engineering. Health Design & Technology Institute Coventry University Technology Park Puma Way COVENTRY UK CV1 2T RIS download Bibtex download
  • Judge S, Clarke Z & Hawley MS (2011) Investigating the Success Factors of Expert Users to Inform Device Development, Vol. 29 (pp 995-1003). Nieuwe Hemweg 6B 1013 BG Amsterdam The Netherlands View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Clarke Z, Judge S, Heron N, Langley J, Hosking I & Hawley M (2011) User Involvement in the Early Development of Assistive Technology Devices, Vol. 29 (pp 362-373). Nieuwe Hemweg 6B 1013 BG Amsterdam The Netherlands View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Judge S, Robertson Z & Hawley MS (2010) Why don’t Professionals Provide Speech Driven Environmental Controls? Perceptions of current speech driven environmental controls.. The Society for Research in Rehabilitation, Summer Meeting 2010. SRR Central Secretariat, c/o Division of Rehabilitation and Ageing B Floor, Medical School, Queens View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Judge S & Robertson Z (2009) Speech Driven Environmental Control System (SPECS) ? From Specification to Prototype. Recent Advances in Assistive Technology and Engineering (RAATE) 2009 View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Judge S, Lee S & Cudd P (2009) Maavis@School. Recent Advances in Assistive Technology and Engineering (RAATE) 2009 View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Robertson Z & Judge S (2009) User involvement in developing a new speech-driven environmental control system. User Centred Design. IPEM, Fairmount House, 230 Tadcaster Road , YORK. YO24 1ES RIS download Bibtex download
  • Judge S, Robertson Z & Hawley MS (2009) Users’ Perceptions of Environmental Control Systems. AAATE 2009, Vol. 25 (pp 426-431). Nieuwe Hemweg 6B 1013 BG Amsterdam The Netherlands View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Cudd P, Judge S & Hawley M (2009) An Innovations Broker that Increases Availability of Assistive Technology. ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY FROM ADAPTED EQUIPMENT TO INCLUSIVE ENVIRONMENTS, Vol. 25 (pp 748-753) View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Judge S, Hawley M & Robertson Z (2008) User involvement in the development of an electronic assistive technology produce. Accessible Design in the Digital World RIS download Bibtex download
  • Judge S & Blackburn S (2008) The use of eye-gaze data in the evaluation of assistive technology software for older people.. COGAIN 2008 (pp 67-72) View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Hawley M, Cunningham S, Judge S, Kolluru B & Robertson Z (2008) Using Qualitative Research Methods to Inform User Centred Design of an Innovative Assistive Technology Device. Proceedings of the 4th Cambridge Workshop on Universal Access and Assistive Technology. Cambridge, UK View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Robertson Z, Judge S & Hawley M (2007) Speech Driven Assistive Technology. Recent Advances in Assistive Technology and Engineering (RAATE) 2007 View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Cudd P, Friday M, Robertson Z & Judge S (2007) The SIMWIN system. Recent Advances in Assistive Technology and Engineering (RAATE) 2007 View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Hawley M, Judge S, Cardinaux F, O Neill P & Palmer R (2007) Voice-In, Voice-Out Communication Aids. Communication Matters 2007 View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Judge S (2006) Open Source Assistive Technology Software Project View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Judge S (2006) The application of Human Computer Interaction principles to Electronic Assistive Technology. 11th International Conference on Computers Helping People with Special Needs View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Judge S (2006) The OATS Project. International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication Biennial Conference View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Ayre J, Bache J, Gresswell A & Judge S (2005) Access Panel. Communication Matters 2005 View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Judge S & Lee S (2005) Open Source Assistive Technology Software for Education. FLOSSIE 2005 View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Palmer P, Thursfield C & Judge S (2005) An evaluation of the Psychosocial Impact of Assistive Devices Scale. Assistive Technology: From Virtuality to Reality : AAATE 2005 (pp 740+-740+). Nieuwe Hemweg 6B 1013 BG Amsterdam The Netherlands View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Judge S, Nasr N & Hawley M () T4I2016 - Judge, Simon; Nasr, Nasrin; Hawley, Mark: The potential application of EMG as assistive technology: a usability study RIS download Bibtex download

Reports

  • Enderby P, Judge S, Creer S & John A (2013) Examining the need for, and provison of, AAC in the United Kingdom. View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Judge S & Gross J (2013) The future of AAC services in England – a framework for equitable and effective commissioning View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Judge S & Townend G (2010) Users’ Perceptions of Communication Aid Design - D4D Project Report View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download

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