Andy Stanton

Andy Stanton

Creative and Technical Design Researcher


Andrew Stanton is a knowledge transfer specialist working within Design Futures; he has extensive R&D experience of working with users and clients to develop new and innovative products for the commercial market as well as supporting a range of research and development projects within ADRC.

Andrew is a research associate of Lab4Living.


Andrew is currently one of a team working on the development of cervical orthoses for people with Motor Neurone Disease MND. This project is funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) to produce a range of orthoses solutions that can be customised as the disease progresses.


College of Business, Technology and Engineering


Journal articles

Probst, H., Reed, H., Stanton, A., Simpson, R., Walters, S., Simpson, H., ... Din, O. (2023). A randomised clinical feasibility trial of a breast immobilisation device: the SuPPORT 4 All (S4A) bra. Clinical Oncology.

Probst, H., Rosbottom, K., Crank, H., Stanton, A., & Reed, H. (2020). The patient experience of radiotherapy for breast cancer: A qualitative investigation as part of the SuPPORT 4 All study. Radiography.

Elder, C.J., Langley, J., Stanton, A., De Silva, S., Akbarian-Tefaghi, L., Wales, J.K.H., & Wright, N.P. (2019). A simulation study assessing the accuracy and reliability of orchidometer estimation of testicular volume. Clinical Endocrinology, 90 (4), 623-629.

Spronson, L., Pryde, L., Reed, H., Squire, G., Stanton, A., Langley, J., ... McDermott, C. (2017). P30 - Patient involvement at every stage: design and coproduction of the Head Up neck support collar. Research Involvement and Engagement, 3 (Suppl1), 27.

Langley, J., Pancani, S., Kilner, K., Reed, H., Stanton, A., Heron, N., ... McDermott, C.J. (2017). A comfort assessment of existing cervical orthoses. Ergonomics, 61 (2), 329-338.

Baxter, S., Reed, H., Clarke, Z., Judge, S., Heron, N., McCarthy, A., ... McDermott, C. (2016). Evaluating a novel cervical orthosis, the SheffieldSupport Snood, in patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis/motor neuron disease with neck weakness. Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and Frontotemporal Degeneration, 17 (5-6), 436-442.

Pancani, S., Rowson, J., Tindale, W., Heron, N., Langley, J., McCarthy, A.D., ... Mazza, C. (2015). Assessment of the Sheffield Support Snood, an innovative cervical orthosis designed for people affected by neck weakness. Clinical Biomechanics, 32, 201-206.

Reed, H., Stanton, A., Wheat, J., Kelley, J., Davis, L., Rao, W., ... Francese, S. (2015). The Reed-Stanton press rig for the generation of reproducible fingermarks : towards a standardised methodology for fingermark research. Science & justice, 56 (1), 9-17.

Reed, H., Langley, J., Stanton, A., Heron, N., Clarke, Z., Judge, S., ... McDermott, C.J. (2015). Head up ; an interdisciplinary, participatory and co-design process informing the development of a novel neck support for people living with progressive neck muscle weakness. Journal of Medical Engineering & Technology, 39 (7), 404-410.

Conference papers

Reed, H., Stanton, A., & Sood, A. (2022). Dissecting the current educational pedagogy in India- using ‘Playponics’ as a probe to enable a shift from rote based to kinaesthetic learning. In Design Culture : Pink City Design Confluence 2022, Jaipur, India, 9 March 2022 - 16 March 2022. ARCH College of Design & Business:,vid:pDHfnWjj2XA

Sood, A., Reed, H., & Stanton, A. (2022). Playponics in India—local hydroponics playground gardens utilising kinaesthetic learning to promote global sustainable practices. In Duarte, E., & Rosa, C. (Eds.) 10th Senses and Sensibility 2019: Lost in (G)localization, (pp. 435-443). Springer International Publishing:

Reed, H., Stanton, A., Sood, A., & Knowles, M. (2021). Hydroponics Playground Garden, 'Playponics'; designing integrated sustainability and STEM education through play. In Designing for Children with focus on Play and Learn conference organised by IDC IIT Bombay, Mumbai, 28 January 2021 - 30 April 2023. IDC School of Design, IIT Bombay, Mumbai, India

Reed, H., Stanton, A., Sood, A., Joshi, P., & Rane, M. (2020). Contextual Studies to Understand the Problems and Needs of People Living with ALS/MND through Stakeholder Workshops in INDIA. In Christer, K., Craig, C., & Chamberlain, P. (Eds.) 6th International Conference on Design4Health, Amsterdam, 1 July 2020 - 3 April 2023 (pp. 123-131). Lab4Living, Sheffield Hallam University:

Reed, H., Stanton, A., & Langley, J. (2014). Co-design and development of a specific cervical orthosis to support neck weakness due to neurological disease. Australian National MND Conference.

McDermott, C.J., Baxter, S., Reed, H., Clarke, Z., Heron, N., Langley, J., ... Shaw, P.J. (2014). The impact of neck weakness and experiences of using neck orthoses in people with motor neuron disease. In 25th International Conference on ALS/MND, Brussels, 2014 - 2014. doi:10.3109/21678421.2014.960172/029

Langley, J., Reed, H., Stanton, A., McDermott, C., Heron, N., Clarke, Z., ... Shaw, P. (2012). Head-Up : co-designing novel neck orthosis for neck weakness in MND. Recent Advances in Assistive Technology and Engineering.

Reed, H., Stanton, A., & Langley, J. Empathetic design research and development in practice; co-development of an innovative head and neck support for people with Motor Neurone Disease. In Cumulus Hong Kong 2016 : Open Design for E-very-thing – exploring new design purposes. Hong Kong Design Institute:

Book chapters

Reed, H., & Stanton, A. (2015). Positioning creative, three dimensional design practice and understanding its role and value in university health research and development projects. In Christer, K. (Ed.) Design4Health 2015. Proceedings of the 3rd European Conference in Design4Health. Sheffiled 13-16th July 2015. Sheffield: Sheffield Hallam University

Reed, H., Stanton, A., & Francese, S. (2014). Design as mediation. In Designa 2013 : interface. Proceedings. (pp. 191-208). Covilha: Universidade da Beira Interior (UBI)


Stanton, A., Reed, H., & Probst, H. (2019). BRASSIERE WITH INFLATABLE BLADDER. GB20160010811 20160621.

Reed, H., Stanton, A., & Langley, J. (2015). Neck Orthosis. GB2516725 (A) ― 2015-02-04.

Dulake, N., Phillips, M., Willox, M., & Stanton, A. (2012). Method and device for extracting the contents of a sachet. WO2011EP72789 20111214.

Dulake, N., Phillips, M., Willox, M., & Stanton, A. (2012). Water conservation and user experience. WO2011EP72789 20111214, WO2011120860.


Reed, H., Probst, H., & Stanton, A. (2018). Support 4 All Cancer therapy bra.


Probst, H. (2020). A randomised clinical feasibility trial of a breast immobilisation device: The SuPPORT 4 All (S4A) Project. Presented at: UK Imaging and Oncology Conference, Virtual, 2020

Rosbottom, K., Probst, H., Choppin, S., Bragg, C.M., Collins, K., Crank, H., ... Langley, J. (2016). Using 3D stereophotogrammetry to evaluate the stability, and positional accuracy of a breast immobilisation device. Presented at: UK Radiation Oncology Conference, Liverpool, 2016

Langley, J., Reed, H., & Stanton, A. (2014). Head Up ‘Neck Collar Comfort Assessment’. Presented at: 25th International Conference on ALS/MND, Brussels, 2014

Reed, H., Stanton, A., & Langley, J. (2014). Head Up, ‘Co-designing of novel neck orthosis for MND Patients’. Presented at: 25th International Conference on ALS/MND, Brussels, 2014

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