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: Book/ReportBook

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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: Contribution to journalArticle

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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: Contribution to journalArticle

Delivery of Health Care
Organizational Innovation

User needs and expectations as a challenging factor for successful living lab research initiatives involving older adults: the DDRI experience

Callari, T. C., Moody, L., Holliday, N., Russell, E., Saunders, J., Ward, G. & Woodley, J. Aug 2018 Open Living Lab Days: Research and Innovation Conference Proceedings 2018. Geneva, Switzerland: European Network of Living Labs, p. 104-119 16 p.

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

Open Access

Activities 2009 2018

  • 8 Participation in conference
  • 3 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


Callari, T. C. (Consultant), Moody, L. (Consultant)
Feb 2018Jul 2019

Activity: Consultancy


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

Activity: Consultancy

Data Driven Research and Innovation (DDRI) Programme

Moody, L. (Consultant), Callari, T. C. (Consultant), Holliday, N. (Consultant), Janet Saunders (Consultant)
Jan 2017Jul 2018

Activity: Consultancy

Innovation in Medicine and Healthcare 2015

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

Activity: Participation in conference