Dr Hannah Bradwell

Dr Hannah Bradwell

Digital Health Research Fellow

School of Nursing and Midwifery (Faculty of Health)



Digital Health Research Fellow - GOALD Project and EPIC Project

GOALD - Generating Older Active Lives Digitally
EPIC - eHealth Productivity and Innovation in Cornwall


PhD Applied Health - University of Plymouth

MSc Psychology - Manchester Metropolitan University - With Distinction

BA (Hons) Human Behavioural Studies - Plymouth University - 1st Class


April 2021 -

Digital asset archive of environmental models for use in navigational, virtual reality (VR) and immersive arts and health research. Veliz Reyes, A., Jones, R., Bradwell, H., Edwards, K., Daybell, J. and Maudlin, D. (PIHR Arts/Health Collaboration Fund - £3,923)

'Place and (Co-) Presence: Heritage, Oral History, Health and Digital Technologies' Daybell, J., Jones, R., Aoki, D., Maudlin, D., Butler, A., Edwards, K., Bradwell, H. and Nicholls, J. (PIHR Arts/Health Collaboration Fund - £4000)

Professional membership

Society for the study of artificial intelligence and simulated behaviour - 2021

Association for Computing Machinery - 2020



Key publications

Key publications are highlighted


Bradwell HL, Edwards K, Shenton D, Winnington R, Thill S & Jones RB (2021) 'User-Centered Design of Companion Robot Pets Involving Care Home Resident-Robot Interactions and Focus Groups With Residents, Staff, and Family: Qualitative Study' JMIR Rehabilitation and Assistive Technologies 8, (4) , DOI Open access
Jones RB, Hubble S, Taylor L, Gunn H, Logan A, Rowland T, Bradwell H, Connolly LJ, Algie K & Anil K (2021) 'Authors’ Response to Peer Reviews of “Technologies to Support Assessment of Movement During Video Consultations: Exploratory Study”' JMIRx Med 2, (3) e32248-e32248 , DOI Open access
Bradwell HL, Aguiar Noury GE, Edwards KJ, Winnington R, Thill S & Jones RB (2021) 'Design recommendations for socially assistive robots for health and social care based on a large scale analysis of stakeholder positions' Health Policy and Technology 10, (3) 100544-100544 , DOI
Edwards K, Bradwell H, Jones R, Andrade J & Shawe J (2021) 'How do women with a history of gestational diabetes mellitus use mHealth during and after pregnancy? Qualitative exploration of women's views and experiences' Midwifery , DOI Open access
Bradwell HL, Johnson CW, Lee J, Winnington R, Thill S & Jones RB (2020) 'Microbial contamination and efficacy of disinfection procedures of companion robots in care homes' PLOS ONE 15, (8) e0237069-e0237069 , DOI Open access
Bradwell HL, Winnington R, Thill S & Jones RB (2020) 'Ethical perceptions towards real-world use of companion robots with older people and people with dementia: survey opinions among younger adults' BMC Geriatrics 20, (1) , DOI Open access
Bradwell HL, Edwards KJ, Winnington R, Thill S & Jones RB (2019) 'Companion robots for older people: importance of user-centred design demonstrated through observations and focus groups comparing preferences of older people and roboticists in South West England' BMJ Open 9, (9) , DOI Open access
Aguiar Noury G, Bradwell H, Thill S & Jones R (2019) 'User-defined challenges and desiderata for robotics and autonomous systems in health and social care settings' Advanced Robotics 33, (7-8) 309-324 , DOI Open access
Bradwell H, Winnington R, Thill S & Jones RB (2021) 'Prioritising Design Features for Companion Robots Aimed at Older Adults: Stakeholder Survey Ranking Results' Social Robotics Springer International Publishing 774-779 , DOI
Conference Papers
Bradwell HL, Winnington R, Thill S & Jones RB (2021) 'Morphology of socially assistive robots for health and social care: A reflection on 24 months of research with anthropomorphic, zoomorphic and mechanomorphic devices' 2021 30th IEEE International Conference on Robot & Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN) 8-/-0/20218-/-0/2021IEEE , DOI
Bradwell HL, Winnington R, Thill S & Jones RB (2020) 'Longitudinal Diary Data' HRI '20: ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction ACM , DOI Open access