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Louise leads research related to Health Design and Human Factors within the Centre for Arts, Memory and Communities.  Her research is focused on the development of products, interventions and services to benefit health and wellbeing. With a background in Psychology and Human Factors she employs a range of research methods as well as art-based approaches to ensure that new products, systems, services and interventions are functional as well as being desirable and acceptable to end-users and stakeholders.  In particular she has applied desing thinking and human factors to the development of assistive technology, solutions to support the management of long term health conditions as well as approaches to communication with parents following a positive newborn screening result.

Louise's current projects include the Horizon H2020 funded MATUROLIFE http://maturolife.eu, significant involvement in the Coventry University DDRI programme, and ongoing research related to newborn screening. She is also the Human Factors theme lead for Devices for Dignity https://devicesfordignity.org.uk/  D4D MIC which acts act as a catalyst within the NHS for the development of new medical devices, healthcare technologies and technology-dependent interventions that focus on living well for longer.  Her previous collaborative, multidisciplinary research projects have been supported by Innovate UK,  NIHR, MRC, Erasmus+ as well as industrial and charity-based funding (e.g. Unilever, Macmillan Cancer Support).

Louise graduated with undergraduate and postgraduate degrees from the University of Birmingham before working on an EPSRC funded project at the University of Warwick applying Human Factors to the development of a virtual reality training system for knee surgery. She then worked in Occupational Psychology consultancy for 2 years, before joining Coventry University in 2006. She has held a range of different roles at Coventry University including Senior Lecturer in Product Design, Reader in User-Centred Health Design, Director of the Centre for Excellence in Product and Automotive Design (CEPAD), and Associate Head (Research) in the School of Art and Design. Louise is currently a member of the AHRC Peer Review College, British Psychological Society and Institute of Human Factors and Ergonomics (IEHF).




Research Interests

- Co-creation based research that explores and improves health and wellbeing

- User-led development methods to ensure behaviour change and technology acceptance

- Development and evaluation of assistive technology, and technology for unmet health needs

- Communication design for newborn screening

- Development and evaluation of online and app-based health interventions

Education/Academic qualification

PhD Electronic and Electrical Engineering (Ergonomics), University of Birmingham


BSc (Joint Hons) Psychology and Sports Science, University of Birmingham


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Research Output 2002 2020


Woodcock, A., Moody, L., McDonagh, D., Jain, A. & Jain, L. C., 1 Jan 2020, Design of Assistive Technology for Ageing Populations. Woodcock, A., Moody, L., McDonagh, D., Jain, A. & Jain, L. C. (eds.). Springer, p. v-viii 4 p. (Intelligent Systems Reference Library; vol. 167).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingForeword/postscript

The Design Tools and Approaches for the Development of a Wheelchair Stability Assessment System

Moody, L., Magee, P. & Stefanov, D., Jan 2020, Design of Assistive Technology for Ageing Population. Woodcock, A., Moody, L., McDonagh, D., Jain, A. & Jain, L. C. (eds.). Springer

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

assistive technologies

Design of Assistive Technology for Ageing Populations

Woodcock, A. (ed.), Moody, L. (ed.), McDonagh, D. (ed.), Jain, A. (ed.) & Jain, L. (ed.), 2019, 1st ed. Springer. 200 p. (1868-4394)

Research output: Book/ReportBook

service provider
research planning
age group
17 Downloads (Pure)

Exploring Participation Needs and Motivational Requirements When Engaging Older Adults in an Emerging Living Lab

Callari, T. C., Moody, L., Saunders, J., Ward, G., Holliday, N. & Woodley, J., 27 Mar 2019, In : Technology Innovation Management Review. 9, 3, p. 38-49 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
family member

Activities 2009 2018

  • 8 Participation in conference
  • 3 Consultancy
  • 1 Publication peer-review

TRAM Safety and VR

Tiziana C. Callari (Consultant), Louise Moody (Consultant)
Feb 2018Jul 2019

Activity: Consultancy

Design of Assistive Technology for Ageing Populations (Journal)

Andree Woodcock (Associate Editor), Louise Moody (Associate Editor), Deana McDonagh (Associate Editor)
1 Oct 2018

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPublication peer-review


Andrew Cobley (Consultant), Louise Moody (Consultant), Paul Magee (Consultant), Tiziana C. Callari (Consultant), Danying Yang (Consultant), Daryl Fox (Consultant)
Jan 2018Dec 2020

Activity: Consultancy

Data Driven Research and Innovation (DDRI) Programme

Louise Moody (Consultant), Tiziana C. Callari (Consultant), Janet Saunders (Consultant), Nikki Holliday (Consultant)
Jan 2017Jul 2018

Activity: Consultancy

Innovation in Medicine and Healthcare 2015

Louise Moody (Member of Programme Committee)
11 Sep 201512 Sep 2015

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference