Professor Sue Mawson MCSP Bsc (Hon) PhD 

Professor of Health Services Research In the Rehabilitation and Assistive Technologies research group at the School of Health and Related Research, University of Sheffield

In 2008 I led the successful South Yorkshire application to become a National Institute of Health Research Collaboration for Leadership in applied Research and Care (CLAHRC) and following the completion of the pilots led the successful Yorkshire and Humber application for a further 5 years funding.  Our vision is to undertake high quality applied research and evidence based implementation that is responsive to, and in partnership with, our collaborating organisation, patient, carers and the public. The outcome being an improvement in both the health and wealth of the population of Yorkshire and Humber.

She was appointed Professor of Health Services Research in the School for Health and Related Research at the University of Sheffield, where her role is to develop stronger links between researchers at ScHARR, the NHS, industry and the voluntary sector. She has a specific focus on rehabilitation research into new interventions and technologies for people with disabilities, older people and people with long-term conditions and public health.I believe the new collaboration can have a major impact on regional health inequalities, at the same time as supporting the NHS and local authorities in developing new knowledge and exploring new ways of working to improve the health and wellbeing of our population. As a Professor of Health Services research and physiotherapist by profession my work focuses on improving the quality of life and end of life for people with long term conditions and cancer, capitalising on new innovations in sensor and digital technologies. This interdisciplinary work, has integrated clinical researchers with engineers, designers, and digital media specialists, leading to close links with industry and a number of publications in the field of telehealth and self-managed rehabilitation. Sue originally trained as a Physiotherapist before working in South Africa. On returning to the UK, She completed her PhD in Stroke Rehabilitation.


Recent Key Publications

  1. Nasr N, Mawson S, Parker J, Wright P, Mountain G.  Exploring the Experiences of living with Stroke through Narrative; Stroke Survivors’ Perspectives. Journal of Global Qualitative Nursing Research. (2016) Vol 3: 1-9. DOI:10.1177/2333393616646518.. 
  2. Dr Esther V Hobson1,2, Dr M Bradburn2, Professor Wendy O Baird 2, Professor Cindy L Cooper2, Professor Sue Mawson2, Mrs Ann Quinn 3, Professor Pamela J Shaw1, Ms Theresa Walsh1, Dr Christopher J McDermott. (2016), Systematic review. Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and Frontotemporal Degeneration, journal http://sumo.ly/drpW 
  3. 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 Rehabil Assist Technol 2016;3 (1):e1 URL: http://rehab.jmir.org/2016/1/e1 DOI: 10.2196/rehab.5079
  4. Lawrence D, Domone S, Heller B, Hendra T, Mawson S, Wheat J. (2015). Gait Adaptations to Slip Awareness and Slip Experience when walking on a Cross-Slope. Gait and Posture.. DOI: 10.1016/j.gaitpost.2015.09.006
  5. Arris M Steven, Fitzsimmons A Deborah, Mawson Susan,. Moving towards an enhanced community palliative support service (EnComPaSS): protocol for a mixed method study BMC Palliative Care.2015, 14:17 
  6. Littlewood C, Malliaras P, Mawson S, May S, Walters SJ. A self-managed single exercise programme versus usual physiotherapy treatment for rotator cuff tendinopathy: a randomised controlled trial (the SELF study). Clinical Rehabilitation, 2015.
  7. Peter Cudd, Sally Fowler-Davis , Laura Evans and Sue Mawson. Knowledge Exchange : selecting research opportunities through estimation. AAATE conference 2015.
  8. 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.
  9. Lawrence D, Heller B, Wheat J Mawson S, Hendra T, Domone S. Optimal Fall Indicators for Slip Induced Falls on a Cross-Slope. Ergonomics 2014 
  10. Littlewood C, Malliaras P, Mawson S, May S, Walters SJ: Self-managed loaded exercise versus usual physiotherapy treatment for rotator cuff tendinopathy: a pilot randomised controlled trial. Physiotherapy; 2014 Mar;100(1):54-60     PMID: 23954024