Simon Judge

School of Health and Related Research

Honorary Research Fellow/Senior Clinical Scientist


I am a Senior Clinical Scientist and have worked in the electronic assistive technology field since 1999. My current role is running the Barnsley Assistive Technology team and as an honorary researcher with Sheffield University.

The Barnsley team offers a specialised service across three districts, working with local professionals to provide Assistive Technology to clients with severe disabilities. In addition the team collaborates and leads on a number of research projects related to electronic assistive technology and in particular user involvement in research and development

My favourite invention is the bike, my favourite word is 'disambiguation' and my favourite beer is Moonshine.

Research interests

My research interests are across a number of different areas: particularly in usability, human computer interaction, augmentative and alternative communication and electronic assistive technology. I have led on the user involvement aspects and been joint principle investigator on a number of significant projects in this area.

Current projects

  • Vivca2
  • Communication Matters – AAC Evidence Base
  • Devices for Dignity AAC Project