Mark Jayes [MSc Clinical Research, MMedSci Clinical Communication Studies, Con Dip Psych, BA (Hons) French]

Rehabilitation and Assistive Technologies
Health Services Research
School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR)
Regent Court
30 Regent Street
Sheffield S1 4DA

Office: Room 1.07, The Innovation Centre, 217 Portobello, Sheffield, S1 4DP.

Tel: +44 (0) 114 222 5427
Fax: +44 (0) 114 272 4095


Following my undergraduate degree in French at Sheffield, I worked in France for a number of years as a language and communication skills trainer. I later returned to Sheffield to train as a Speech and Language Therapist at the department of Human Communication Sciences. Since qualifying in 2003, I have worked with adults with communication and swallowing disorders in a number of acute and community settings. In 2011, I completed the NIHR funded CAT MSc in Clinical Research and secured a two year secondment to the NIHR CLAHRC for South Yorkshire Stroke theme. In 2013, I was awarded an NIHR/HEE Clinical Doctoral Research Fellowship to complete my PhD.

Research Interests

My doctoral research will develop and evaluate a tool to support mental capacity assessment and provision of accessible information for hospital patients with communication disorders.

My other research interests include:
- assessment and management of cognitive-communication disorders;
- assessment and management of dysphagia in patients with tracheostomy.

Teaching Interests

I teach on the Community Attachment Scheme component of the MBChB undergraduate medical degree.

Key publications

Jayes, M. & Palmer, R. (2014) Initial evaluation of the Consent Support Tool: A structured procedure to facilitate the inclusion and engagement of people with aphasia in the informed consent process. International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 16, 2, 159-168.

Jayes, M. J. & Palmer, R. (2013) Taking consent from people with communication dif´Čüculties post-stroke: results of a national online survey. International Journal of Stroke, 8 (s3), 30.


Dr Rebecca Palmer (ScHARR)
Professor Pamela Enderby (ScHARR)