Professor Mark Hawley BSc, PhD, MIPEM, Hon. FRCSLT, CSci

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Professor of Health Services Research

Director of CATCH, Head of RAT Group

The University of Sheffield
The Innovation Centre
217 Portobello
Sheffield S1 4DP

Room: 1.06c, 1st Floor, The Innovation Centre

Tel: (+44) (0)114 222 0682




I am Professor of Health Services Research at the University of Sheffield, UK, where I lead the Rehabilitation and Assistive Technology Research Group. I am also Honorary Consultant Clinical Scientist at Barnsley Hospital, where I am Head of Medical Physics and Clinical Engineering, whose AT Team provides specialist electronic assistive technology services to people with disabilities in South Yorkshire.

Over the last 20 years, I have 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.

Research interests

  • Assistive Technology
  • Telecare & telehealth
  • Digital Healthcare

Current Projects

  • 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



  • McCullagh PJ , Nugent C , Zheng H , Burns WP , Davies RJ , Black ND , Wright P , Hawley MS , Eccleston C , Mawson SJ & Mountain GA (2010) Promoting behavior change in long-term conditions using self-management platform. Springer-Verlag.

Journal articles


Conference proceedings papers

  • Easton KA, Burton T, Ariss S, Bradburn M & Hawley M (2017) Smart clothing for falls protection and detection: User-centred co-design and feasibility study. Studies in health technology and informatics View this article in WRRO
  • Newbould LK, Mountain G, Hawley MS & Ariss S (2017) Remote Health Care Provision in Care Homes. Harnessing the Power of Technology to Improve Lives (pp 148-151)
  • 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
  • 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
  • Hargreaves S, Hawley MS & Campbell MJ (2011) Telecare lifestyle monitoring-built on a strong foundation?. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF INTEGRATED CARE, Vol. 11
  • McCullagh P, Nugent CD, Zheng H, Zhang S, Huang Y, Davies RJ, Black ND, Wright P, Hawley M, Eccleston C, Mawson SJ & Mountain GA (2011) Knowledge capture for self management of long-term conditions. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF INTEGRATED CARE, Vol. 11
  • Hawley MS & Brownsell S (2011) Mainstream adoption: assistive technology transfer's final hurdle.. Assistive Technology Research Series, Vol. 29 (pp 340-346). Maastricht, 31 August 2011 - 2 September 2011.
  • Haywood A, Brownsell S , Hawley MS & Mountain G (2011) Development of an integrated telehealth system to facilitate self management of long term conditions.. Assistive Technology Research Series, Vol. 29 (pp 1051-1057). Maastricht, 31 August 2011 - 2 September 2011.
  • 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
  • Bradley DA, Acosta-Marquez C, Hawley M, Brownsell S, Enderby P, Mawson S & IEEE (2009) Remote Rehabilitation - The NeXOS project: Lessons Learnt and Questions Raised. 2009 IEEE 11TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON REHABILITATION ROBOTICS, VOLS 1 AND 2 (pp 1115-1120)
  • 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
  • Zheng H, Nugent CD, McCullagh PJ, Black ND, Eccleston C, Bradley D, Hawley MS, Brownsell S, Mawson SJ, Wright PC & Mountain GA (2008) Towards a Decision Support Personalised Self Management System for Chronic Conditions.. ICNSC (pp 1521-1524)
  • Cardinaux F, Brownsell S, Hawley M & Bradley D (2008) Modelling of Behavioural Patterns for Abnormality Detection in the Context of Lifestyle Reassurance. PROGRESS IN PATTERN RECOGNITION, IMAGE ANALYSIS AND APPLICATIONS, PROCEEDINGS, Vol. 5197 (pp 243-251)
  • Hanson J, Percival J, Aldred H, Brownsell S & Hawley MS (2007) Attitudes to telecare among older people, professional care workers and informal carers: a preventative strategy or crisis management?. Universal Access in the Information Society, Vol. 6 (pp 193-205)
  • Hawley M, Cunningham S, Cardinaux F, Coy A, O'Neill P, Seghal S & Enderby P (2007) Challenges in developing a Voice Input Voice Output Communication Aid for People with Severe Dysarthria. CHALLENGES FOR ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY, Vol. 20 (pp 363-367) View this article in WRRO
  • Cudd P, Boyle B & Hawley M (2007) Who Determines the Ethics of AT Research?. CHALLENGES FOR ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY, Vol. 20 (pp 605-609)
  • Brownsell S, Blackburn SJ, Aldred H & Hawley MS (2006) Two telecare examples from the UK: lifestyle reassurance and chronic heart failure. WMSCI 2006: 10TH WORLD MULTI-CONFERENCE ON SYSTEMICS, CYBERNETICS AND INFORMATICS, VOL IV, PROCEEDINGS (pp 136-141)
  • Acosta-Marquez C, Bradley D, Hawley M, Brownsell S, Enderby P, Buri H, Mawson S, Scott E & O'Neill P (2006) Design requirements and user interfacing for a rehabilitation robot for the lower limbs. 2006 IEEE Conference on Robotics, Automation and Mechatronics, Vols 1 and 2 (pp 499-504)
  • Hawley MS, Enderby P, Green P, Cunningham S & Palmer R (2006) Development of a voice-input voice-output communication aid (VIVOCA) for people with severe dysarthria. COMPUTERS HELPING PEOPLE WITH SPECIAL NEEDS, PROCEEDINGS, Vol. 4061 (pp 882-885)
  • Mawson S, Enderby P, Bradley D, Acosta-Marquez CA, Hawley M, Brownsell SJ & Buri H (2005) User involvement in the development of remote assistive technology will for rehabilitation of spinal cord injury. JOURNAL OF THE NEUROLOGICAL SCIENCES, Vol. 238 (pp S346-S346)
  • Mawson SJ, Bradley D, Hawley M, Enderby P & brownsell S (2005) The design of an active exoskeleton to support rehabilitation. 3rd IFAC Conference on Mechatronic Systems (pp 505-510), 15 September 2004 - 17 September 2004.
  • Aldred H, Amaral T, Brownsell S, Arnott JL, Hawley MS & Hine N (2005) Supporting older people through telecare. Assistive Technology: From Virtuality to Reality, Vol. 16 (pp 41-45)
  • Green PD, Carmichael J, Hatzis A, Enderby P, Hawley MS & Parker M (2003) Automatic speech recognition with sparse training data for dysarthric speakers.. INTERSPEECH
  • Roast C, O'Neill P & Hawley M (2002) Improved assistive technology prescription via usage log analysis. UNIVERSAL ACCESS AND ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY (pp 235-244)
  • O'Neill P, Roast C & Hawley M (2000) Evaluation of scanning user interfaces using real-time-data usage logs.. ASSETS (pp 137-141)
  • Hawley MS, O'Neill P & Webb LH (1999) A provision framework and software tools to aid the prescription of electronic assistive technology: Results of a case study. ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY ON THE THRESHOLD OF THE NEW MILLENNIUM, Vol. 6 (pp 728-732)
  • Cherry AD, Hawley MS, Freeman M & Cudd PA (1994) Human-Computer Interfacing for the Severely Physically Disabled.. ICCHP, Vol. 860 (pp 177-184)
  • Cudd PA, Freeman M, Yates RB, Wilson AJ, Cooke MP & Hawley MS (1994) The CORES Project.. ICCHP, Vol. 860 (pp 493-495)
  • Cudd PA, Anderson AP, Conway J & Hawley MS (1987) MICROWAVE PHASED ARRAY SYSTEM FOR DEEP HYPERTHERMIA THROUGH LAYERED TISSUE.. IEE Conference Publication(274) (pp 263-266)
  • Cudd PA, Anderson AP, Hawley MS & Conway J (1986) PHASED ARRAY DESIGN FOR DEEP HYPERTHERMIA THROUGH LAYERED TISSUE.. IEE Colloquium (Digest)(1986 /73)
  • Cudd PA, Hawley MS, Conway J & Anderson AP (1985) NON-INVASIVE PHASED ARRAY TECHNIQUE FOR ACHIEVING DEEP HYPERTHERMIA.. Conference Proceedings - European Microwave Conference (pp 661-666)
  • Prescott TJ, Epton T, Evers V, McKee K, Hawley M, Webb T, Benyon D, Conran S, De Cock Buning M, Verschure PFMJ & Dario P () Robot Companions For Citizens: Roadmapping The Potential For Future Robots In Empowering Older People. BRAID (Bridging Research in Ageing and ICT Development) Final Conference, 29 May 2012. View this article in WRRO