Louise Moody


  • 214 Citations
  • 8 h-Index

Personal profile


Louise is the Associate Head for Research, in 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 health. Her 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 users and stakeholders.

Louise has been a Reader in User-Centred Health Design since 2012. She leads research that explores 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 health and wellbeing challenges. 

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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Research Output 2002 2018

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

Organizational Innovation
Nursing Research

(Co-)Re-Designing the Participant Information Sheet

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

Research output: Research - peer-reviewPoster

1 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


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: Research - peer-reviewConference proceeding

Assisted living

Establishing User Needs for a Stability Assessment Tool to Guide Wheelchair Prescription

Moody, L., Evans, J., Fielden, S., Heelis, M., Dryer, P., Shapcott, N., Magee, P. & Stefanov, D. 2017 In : Disability and Rehabilitation. 12, 1, p. 47-55

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Open Access
Focus Groups
Equipment and Supplies

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