Zoe Clarke, Meng, CSci, AMIMechE

University of Sheffield
Regent Court
30 Regent Street
S1 4DA

Room 1.06, 1st Floor, Innovation Centre
Tel: +44 (0)1226 432159

email: zoe.clarke@nhs.net


I am based within the Barnsley Assistive Technology Team at Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust as Assistive Technology Clinical Specialist. This role involves assessing adults and children with disabilities for assistive technology including communication aids, environmental controls and computer access.

I have a research element to my role within Barnsley and have held an Honorary Contract with the University of Sheffield since 2007 for work on projects within the Rehabilitation and Technology Group.

Research Interests

My research interests are Assistive Technology, specifically research into the use and development of Communication Aids and Environmental Control Systems. In addition I have an interest in the use of Assistive Technology with people with Learning Disabilities.

Current Projects

  • Deputy Theme Lead for Devices for Dignity

Key Publications

  • Najafi L., Friday M., Robertson Z. (2008) Two case studies describing assessment and provision of eye gaze technology for people with severe physical disabilities. Journal of Assistive Technologies. Vol 2 No.2 6-12
  • Judge S., Robertson Z., Hawley M., Enderby P.M. (2009) Speech Driven Environmental Control Systems – A qualitative analysis of the perceptions of users. Disability and Rehabilitation:Assistive Technology. Vol 4 No.3 151 - 157


Zoe Clarke is based in Health Services Research, ScHARR (Rehabilitation and Assistive Technology Group).