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Louise leads the Arts and Well-being theme within the Centre for Arts, Memory and Communities: https://www.coventry.ac.uk/research/areas-of-research/centre-for-arts-memory-and-communities/well-being-and-the-arts/#tab-560899-1 The theme brings together researchers from various disciplines (including art, design, human factors, midwifery, serious games, performance, photography etc) who are interested in the contribution creative subjects can make to the understanding, improvement and promotion of health, well-being and inclusion. Louise is also the Human Factors theme lead for the NIHR Devices for Dignity (D4D) Medtech Cooperative https://devicesfordignity.org.uk/ and an affiliate of Coventry's Centre for Intelligent Healthcare.
Louise's 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 design 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:
- Horizon H2020 funded MATUROLIFE: http://maturolife.eu
- NIHR i4i funded SHAPES: https://www.coventry.ac.uk/research/research-directories/current-projects/2020/shapes
- Erasmus+ funded AccessCULT: https://www.coventry.ac.uk/research/research-directories/current-projects/2020/accesscult
- Various projects related to newborn screening https://www.coventry.ac.uk/research/research-directories/current-projects/2020/newborn-screening/
Her previous collaborative and 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) and Acting Head of 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).
- 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
Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals
In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):
PhD Electronic and Electrical Engineering (Ergonomics), University of Birmingham
1998 → 2002
BSc (Joint Hons) Psychology and Sports Science, University of Birmingham
1995 → 1998
Member / reviewer, Arts and Humanities Research Council
Human Factors Lead, Devices for Dignity Medtech Cooperative
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Augmented Reality and Functional Skills Acquisition Among Individuals With Special Needs: A Meta-Analysis of Group Design StudiesBaragash, R. S., Al-Samarraie, H., Moody, L. & Zaqout, F., Mar 2022, In: Journal of Special Education Technology. 37, 1, p. 74-81 8 p.
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Challenges and Opportunities for Use of Smart Materials in Designing Assistive Technology Products with, and for Older AdultsYang, D. & Moody, L., 4 May 2022, In: Fashion Practice. 14, 2, p. 242-265 24 p.
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Co-designed strategies for delivery of positive newborn bloodspot screening results to parents: the ReSPoND mixed-methods studyChudleigh, J., Holder, P., Fusco, F., Bonham, J. R., Bryon, M., Moody, L., Morris, S., Olander, E. K., Simpson, A., Chinnery, H., Ulph, F. & Southern, K. W., Jul 2022, (E-pub ahead of print) NIHR Service Delivery Organisation. 164 p. (Health and Social Care Delivery Research; vol. 10, no. 19)
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Co-designing Improved Communication of Newborn Bloodspot Screening Results to Parents: Mixed Methods StudyChudleigh, J., Shakespeare, L., Holder, P., Chinnery, H., Hack, G., Gill, T., Gould, R., Southern, K. W., Olander, E. K., Morris, S., Bonham, J. R., Simpson, A. & Moody, L., 27 Jul 2022, (E-pub ahead of print) In: Journal of Participatory Medicine. 14, 1, 18 p., e33485.
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Delivering Positive Newborn Screening Results: Cost Analysis of Existing Practice versus Innovative, Co-Designed Strategies from the ReSPoND StudyFusco, F., Chudleigh, J., Holder, P., Bonham, J. R., Southern, K. W., Simpson, A., Moody, L., Olander, E. K., Chinnery, H. & Morris, S., 14 Mar 2022, In: International Journal of Neonatal Screening. 8, 1, p. 19 9 p., 19.
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