Louise Moody


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Louise leads on research related to Health Design and Human Factors within the Faculty of Art and Humanities.  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 around newborn screening.

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 2019

Design of Assistive Technology for Ageing Populations

McDonagh, D., Moody, L., Woodcock, A., Jain, A. & Jain, L. 2019 Springer. 200 p.

Research output: ResearchBook

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A study of the impact of ergonomically designed workplaces on employee productivity

Leber, M., Bastič, M., Moody, L. & Schmidt Krajnc, M. 12 Mar 2018 In : Advances in Production Engineering And Management. 13, 1, p. 107-117 11 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle


Creativity and Innovation in Healthcare: Tapping into Organizational Enablers through Human Centered Design

Zuber, C. & Moody, L. Jan 2018 In : Nursing Administration Quarterly. 42, 5, p. 62-75 14 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

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(Co-)Re-Designing the Participant Information Sheet

Magee, P., Ward, G., Moody, L. & Roebuck, A. 27 Apr 2017

Research output: Research - peer-reviewPoster

2 Citations

An exploratory study of barriers to inclusion in the European workplace

Moody, L., Saunders, J., Leber, M., Wojcik-Augustyniak, M., Szajczyk, M. & Rebernik, N. 2017 In : Disability and Rehabilitation. In press, p. 2047-2054 8 p.

Research output: ResearchArticle


Activities 2009 2018

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

Design of Assistive Technology for Ageing Populations (Journal)

Woodcock, A. (Associate Editor), Moody, L. (Associate Editor), Deana McDonagh (Associate Editor)
1 Oct 2018

Activity: Publication peer-review


Cobley, A. (Consultant), Moody, L. (Consultant), Magee, P. (Consultant), Callari, T. C. (Consultant), Yang, D. (Consultant), Fox, D. (Consultant)
Jan 2018Dec 2020

Activity: Consultancy

Innovation in Medicine and Healthcare 2015

Moody, L. (Member of Programme Committee)
11 Sep 201512 Sep 2015

Activity: Participation in conference

4th International Design and Education Forum

Moody, L. (Keynote Speaker)
19 Sep 201320 Sep 2013

Activity: Participation in conference

Smart Independent Living Environments (SmILE).

Moody, L. (Speaker)
5 Mar 20136 Mar 2013

Activity: Participation in conference