I am a Principal Enterprise Fellow in the Faculty of Health Sciences
at the University of Southampton. I work specifically on the evaluation and validation of health technologies. I work with colleagues to develop translation plans for their research that goes beyond publication; often identifying opportunities to license or commercialise research.
I have an entrepreneurial spirit and have a large international network of academic, industrial and clinical contacts in this field. I hold 3 patents and
￼have started two companies; one of which is a global exporter. I also work as a consultant helping organisations and individuals scope competitor
￼markets to assess viability in new health technology domains.
I am particularly interested in technologies that measure movement and function, and developing novel methods of capturing this information. I
￼believe that in order to facilitate the next generation of healthcare provision, health technologies must be capable of capturing and presenting
￼clinically useful, personalised information to rehabilitationalists, patients and carers in environments that go beyond the traditional rehabilitation
This website contains information about my research and academic interests. Please contact me if you need information on anything you see on this site.
If you are interested in knowing more about the Southampton Hand Assessment Procedure (SHAP), including hiring or buying kits for your own research, clinical practice or company, please take a look at the new SHAP website www.shap.ecs.soton.ac.uk
I have launched a YouTube Channel to house some of the videos from our research and it's a great way to making our research more accessible to the public! Check out some of the research we're doing, including hand biomechanics and skill acqusition. Cheryl Metcalf's YouTube Channel.
Cheryl Metcalf, 2017