Louise Moody



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    Louise is the director of the Centre for Arts, Memory and Communities and Professor of Health Design and Human Factors.

    Louise's research is focused on the design, development and evaluation of products, interventions and services to benefit health and wellbeing.  She is the Human Factors theme lead for the NIHR Devices for Dignity (D4D) Medtech Cooperative and an affiliate of Coventry's Centre for Intelligent Healthcare.  Louise is currently a member of the AHRC Peer Review College, British Psychological Society and Institute of Human Factors and Ergonomics (IEHF).

    With a background in Psychology and Human Factors, Louise 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.  Her collaborative and multidisciplinary research projects have been supported by a range of funders including Innovate UK, NIHR, MRC, Horizon Europe as well as industrial and charity-based funding.

    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.

    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

    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):

    • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
    • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities

    Education/Academic qualification

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

    PhD Electronic and Electrical Engineering (Ergonomics), Simulated environments and data collection techniques for the examination of surgical performance., University of Birmingham

    External positions

    Member / reviewer, Arts and Humanities Research Council

    Human Factors Lead, Devices for Dignity Medtech Cooperative


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