Personal profile


Louise Moody is the Associate Head for Research within the School of Art and Design at Coventry University. She has a background in Psychology and Human Factors that has been applied predominantly to design for healthcare. Louise's research is focused on the development of products, interventions and services to benefit health and wellbeing. She employs a range of qualitative and quantitative research methods as well as art and design approaches to ensure that new products, systems, services and interventions are functional as well as being desirable, usable and acceptable to stakeholders.

Louise is also a Reader in User-Centred Health Design. She leads research that explore how art and design techniques can be applied in health and wellbeing contexts. Research takes a wide variety of forms, from the artistic exploration of the effects of illness, through to data generation, prototyping, and co-creation methodologies resulting in   pragmatic responses to issues within health services and wellbeing, for example the development of care packages, or working within community settings to improve wellbeing. 

Louise graduated from the University of Birmingham with a BSc in Psychology and Sport Science in 1998, and with a PhD in Electronic and Electrical Engineering in 2002. Her PhD research focused on the design of simulated environments for training and evaluating surgical skills. This led to an EPSRC funded post at the University of Warwick to apply 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 since held a range of different roles including Senior Lecturer in Product Design, Reader and Director of the Centre for Excellence in Product and Automotive Design (CEPAD).


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Arthroscopy Medicine & Life Sciences
Knee Medicine & Life Sciences
Wheelchairs Engineering & Materials Science
Virtual reality Engineering & Materials Science
Simulators Engineering & Materials Science
Newborn Infant Medicine & Life Sciences
Feedback Engineering & Materials Science
Health Medicine & Life Sciences

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Research Output 2002 2017

(Co-)Re-Designing the Participant Information Sheet

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

Research output: Contribution to conferencePoster

Electronic Assisted Living Technology: Interim Systematic Review Results – The Evidence for Creative Methodologies

Holliday, N., Moody, L. & Ward, G. 13 Sep 2017 Harnessing the Power of Technology to Improve Lives. Cudd, P. & de Witte, L. (eds.). IOS Press, Vol. 242, p. 216-223 8 p. (Studies in Health Technology and Informatics)

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding

Research Design
Newborn Infant
Delivery of Health Care
Family Relations

Inclusive Smartphone Interface Design in Context: co (re) designing the PIS

Magee, P., Ward, G., Moody, L. & Roebuck, A. 5 May 2017 p. (in press)

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper


Review of the evidence on the use of arbitration or consensus within breast screening: A systematic scoping review

Hackney, L., Szczepura, A., Moody, L. & Whiteman, B. 13 Feb 2017 In : Radiography. 23, 2, p. 171 176 p., 5

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Prospective Studies

Activities 2009 2015

  • 8 Participation in conference

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

Design Research Society Conference

Moody, L. (Speaker)
11 Sep 2012

Activity: Participation in conference

2011 European Conference on Design for Health

Moody, L. (Speaker)
13 Jul 201115 Jul 2011

Activity: Participation in conference