Shirley Lindley

Shirley Lindley

Knowledge Transfer Manager


As Knowledge Transfer Manager for the C3RI, I like to help connect people within businesses and community groups with our experts within the Research Institute to find creative solutions. Our Knowledge Transfer team can draw on expertise from a wide range of specialities both within C3RI and across different faculties so that all aspects of clients’ briefs can be met.This can include consultancy and contract research for short or longer term projects.


Throughout my career, I have secured millions of pounds worth of grant funding for projects of all sizes, ranging from small community grants to complex funding packages involving numerous funders. Our KT team could potentially help your business or group to access funding to work with us, such as through Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs) or Technology Strategy Board competitions.

I manage C3RI’s Innovation Futures programme which offers expertise in Interaction Design, including games, apps, graphics and digital communications. The team can provide subsidised diagnostic support to SMEs throughout Yorkshire and Humberside.

I particularly enjoy getting involved with and delivering on community based projects.

Contact me to explore how we might work together.


Journal articles

Phelan, I., Furness, P., Matsangidou, M., Babiker, N., Fehily, O., Thompson, A., ... Lindley, S. (2021). Designing effective virtual reality environments for pain management in burn-injured patients. Virtual Reality.

Phelan, I., Furness, P., Dunn, H., Carrion-Plaza, A., Matsangidou, M., Dimitri, P., & Lindley, S. (2021). Immersive Virtual Reality in Children with Upper Limb Injuries: Findings from a Feasibility Study. Journal of Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine.

Phelan, I., Furness, P., Matsangidou, M., Carrion-Plaza, A., Dunn, H., Dimitri, P., & Lindley, S. (2021). Playing your pain away: designing a virtual reality physical therapy for children with upper limb motor impairment. Virtual Reality.

Phelan, I., Furness, P., Fehily, O., Thompson, A., Babiker, N., Lamb, M., & Lindley, S. (2019). A mixed-methods investigation into the acceptability, usability and perceived effectiveness of active and passive virtual reality scenarios in managing pain under experimental conditions. Journal of Burn Care & Research, 40 (1), 85-90.

Furness, P., Phelan, I., Babiker, N., Fehily, O., Thompson, A., & Lindley, S. (2019). Reducing pain during wound dressings in burn care using virtual reality: a study of perceived impact and usability with patients and nurses. Journal of Burn Care & Research, 40 (6), 878-885.

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