Professor Mark Hawley


Mark is Professor of Health Services Research at the University of Sheffield, UK, where he leads the Rehabilitation and Assistive Technology Research Group. Mark is also Honorary Consultant Clinical Scientist at Barnsley Hospital, where he is 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, Mark has 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 and publications

Newbould LK, Mountain G, Hawley MS & Ariss S (2017) Videoconferencing for Health Care Provision for Older Adults in Care Homes: A Review of the Research Evidence. International Journal of Telemedicine and Applications, 2017(3).

Hargreaves, S. A., Hawley, M. S., Haywood, A., & Enderby, P. M. (2017). Informing the Design of “Lifestyle Monitoring” Technology for the Detection of Health Deterioration in Long-Term Conditions: A Qualitative Study of People Living With Heart Failure. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 19(6)

Bartlett YK, Webb TL & Hawley MS (2017) Using Persuasive Technology to Increase Physical Activity in People With Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease by Encouraging Regular Walking: A Mixed-Methods Study Exploring Opinions and Preferences. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 19(4), e124–e124

Taylor J, Coates E, Wessels B, Mountain G & Hawley MS (2015) Implementing solutions to improve and expand telehealth adoption: participatory action research in four community healthcare settings. BMC Health Services Research, 15

Gorst SL, Armitage CJ, Brownsell S & Hawley MS (2014) Home telehealth uptake and continued use among heart failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients: a systematic review. Ann Behav Med, 48(3), 323–336

More publications on Mark's Sheffield University staff page.