Dr Jack Parker BSc (Hons), PhD

Research Fellow

Address:JackParker
School of Health and Related
Research (ScHARR)
University of Sheffield
Regent Court
30 Regent Street
Sheffield
S1 4DA

Office: Room 1.09b, First Floor, The Innovation Centre

Tel: +44 (0) 114 222 0882
Fax: (0114) 272 4095 [not confidential]

Email: Jack.parker@sheffield.ac.uk

Biography

I am currently a Research Fellow at the School of Health and Related Research and the theme manager for the Telehealth and Care Technologies (TaCT) theme of NIHR CLAHRC YH. My research focuses on rehabilitation and in particular, neurodisbailities, musculoskeletal conditions, long-term conditions and innovative models of service delivery.

Following a 13 year career as a Royal Marines Commando where I specialised in physical training and rehabilitation, I undertook a BSc (Hons) in Physiotherapy at Sheffield Hallam University where I undertook my PhD ‘Stroke patients’ utilisation of extrinsic feedback from computer-based technology in the home: a multiple case study realistic evaluation.’ I have published in a number of peer reviewed journals, book chapters, and NIHR publications. I have presented at and chaired national and international conferences as well as to academic and NHS trusts. I have also had the opportunity to lecture undergraduate and postgraduate Physiotherapists, university and NHS staff and medical students.

Research Interests

My special interests include:
• Implementing and evaluating innovative models of service delivery.
• Realist Evaluation, mixed-methods and qualitative methodologies.
• Rehabilitation

Teaching Interests

My teaching interests lie in research methods, telehealth and telecare, rehabilitation including therapeutic exercise and strategies to facilitate the self-management of long-term conditions.
I supervise 3 masters students.

Professional Activities

Current Projects

Intelligent Shoe:
- A pressure insole that enables users to gain feedback on various aspects of their gait.

Stroke Upper Limb:
- I am leading with Prof Sue Mawson, Dr Ben Heller and Lauren Powell on a Self-Constraint Induced Movement Therapy (SCIMT) concept exploring the measurement of UL movement in stroke and how this can be encouraged through motivational feedback.

Feasibility study of transcutaneous Vagal Nerve Stimulation (VNS) implementation in to the stroke rehabilitation pathway at assessment and rehabilitation centre A(ARC, Netheredge)

Rehabilitation Gaming System (RGS):
- I have lead the initiation of the Kinect for home-based post-stroke rehabilitation that includes international colleagues in Barcelona.

Falls:
- Involved in the data analysis and potential application of falls data with Prof. Sue Mawson and colleagues at SHU.

SMART Walker
- A project exploring the creation of a SMART walker for Children and young people with Cerebral Palsy (CP) with a team of engineers (http://exyo.co.uk/).

ADHD
- I am involved in two projects assessing the suitability of apps aimed at children and young people with ADHD and their parents. 
- I am involved in a systematic review assessing how available technological interventions can manage ADHD related difficulties in children and young people.
- I am leading a project exploring the use of wearable technologyfor measuring hyperactivity in children and young people with ADHD.

Key publications [not a full list, just key outputs]

Powell, L., Parker, J., Harpin, V. (2017) ADHD: is there an app for that? A suitability assessment of apps for parents of children and young people with ADHD. Journal of mHealth and uHealth (under review)

Powell, L., Parker, J., Robertson, N., Harpin, V. (2017) What is the level of evidence for the use of currently available technologies in managing the difficulties associated with ADHD in children and young people?: A systematic review. Journal of European Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (under review)

Powell, L., Parker, J., Robertson, N., Harpin, V. (2017) ADHD: is there an app for that? A suitability assessment of apps for children and young people with ADHD. Journal of mHealth and uHealth (In press)

Munoz-Organero, Mario; Littlewood, Chris ; Parker, Jack; Powell, Lauren ; Grindell, Cheryl ; Mawson, Sue "Identification of walking strategies of people with osteoarthritis of the knee using insole pressure sensors," Accepted for publication in IEEE Sensors Journal, Volume: PP Issue: 99

Mario Munoz-Organero, Jack Parker, Lauren Powell, Richard Davies and Susan Mawson "Sensor optimization in smart insoles for post-stroke gait asymmetries using total variation and L1 distances," Accepted for publication in IEEE Sensors Journal, Volume: PP Issue: 99

Mario Munoz-Organero, Jack Parker, Lauren Powell and Susan Mawson "Assessing Walking Strategies Using Insole Pressure Sensors for Stroke Survivors." Sensors. MDPI. Volume 16. October 2016. Sensors 2016, 16(10), 1631; doi: 10.3390/s16101631. ISSN 1424-8220

Davies R, Parker J, McCullagh P, Zheng H, Nugent C, Mawson S. Exploring Quantitative Gait Data from a Realist Evaluation of a Personalised Self-Management Rehabilitation System for Stroke Survivors. JMIR Rehabilitation and Assistive Technologies. Vol 3, No 2 (2016): Jul-Dec

Powell, L., Parker, J., Martyn-St James, M., Mawson, S. (2016). The effectiveness of lower limb wearable technology for improving activity and participation in adult stroke survivors: a systematic review. J Med Internet Res 2016;18(10): e259

Nasr, N., Mawson, S., Wright, P., Parker, J., Mountain, G. (2016). Exploring the experiences of living with stroke through Narrative: Stroke survivors' perspectives. Global Qualitative Nurse Research. 3: 1–9

Parker J, Martyn-St James M, Green MA, Lewis-Hanna L, Dias R, Morris B, Shibib S, Chalhoub N. Physical activity for improving the symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in children and adolescents. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2016, Issue 3. Art. No.: CD012107. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD012107.

Mawson S, Nasr N, Parker J, Davies R, Zheng H, Mountain G. A Personalized Self-Management Rehabilitation System with an Intelligent Shoe for Stroke Survivors: A Realist Evaluation. JMIR Rehabilitation and Assistive Technologies. 2016; 3(1):e1.

Parker J, Mountain G and Mawson S (2015) The Provision of Feedback in Community Stroke Rehabilitation: The Therapists’ Perspective. Phys Med Rehabil Int, 2(3): 1040.

Bartlett KY, Haywood A, Bentley LC, Parker J, Hawley SM, Mountain AG, Mawson S (2014) The SMART personalised self-management system for congestive heart failure: results of a realist evaluation. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making, 14:109

Parker J, Mawson S, Mountain G (2014) Stroke patients’ utilisation of extrinsic feedback from computer-based technology in the home: a multiple case study realistic evaluation. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making, 14: 46

Parker J, Mawson S, Mountain G, Nasrin N, Davies R and Zheng H (2014) The provision of feedback through computer-based technology to promote self-managed post-stroke rehabilitation in the home. Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology, 9(6): 529-538.

Mawson S, Nasrin N, Parker J, Zheng H, Davies R, and Mountain G (2014) Developing a personalised self-management system for post stroke rehabilitation; utilising a user-centred design methodology. Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology, 9(6): 521-528.

Parker J, Wales G, Chalhoub N and Harpin V (2013) The long-term outcomes of interventions for the management of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder in children and adolescents: a systematic review of randomized controlled trials. Psychology Research and Behaviour Management, 17(6): 87-99.

Parker J, Mountain GA and Hammerton J (2011) A review of the evidence underpinning the use of visual and auditory feedback for computer technology in post-stroke upper-limb rehabilitation. Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology, 6: 465-472.