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.
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