Nikki Holliday

  • 43 Citations
  • 4 h-Index

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After receiving my BSc (Hons) Psychology at the University of Leeds, and completing a Postgraduate Certificate in Social Science Research Methods at the Open University, I began working as a researcher at Coventry University’s Health Design and Technology Institute (HDTI) whilst completing an MSc in Assistive Technology. I am now working as a Design Manager at the Centre for Intelligent Healthcare, specialising in managing technology product and service design through user-centred techniques such as co-creation, co-production, usability studies, focus groups and interviews, and utilising rapid prototyping to support data collection and idea exploration with users. I have extensive research experience with service users, carers and a wide range of health and social care staff. I have experience of working on nationally funded projects such as InnovateUK, the NHS, and the Ministry of Defence, as well as commercially funded projects.


Area of Expertise:


  • Qualitative researcher – co-creation, co-design, usability, product evaluation, product design, service design
  • Areas of interest – assistive technology, consumer assistive technology, telecare, user centred design
  • Lecturer – product evaluation and usability

Vision Statement


My research and work is inspired by the use of creative data collection methods to fully involve people in the design and development of technology and services. In particular I am interested in projects which explore the development and use of technology to support older people and those with long term health conditions to live independently. I am passionate about the interplay of research and design, which can be used to create technologies which are not only functional, but also desirable to those that may benefit from them.


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Magee, P. & Holliday, N.


Project: Research

GP Alliance Phase 1 Pilot study

Magee, P., Barker, R., Holliday, N. & Hill, P.


Project: Research

DDRI: Understanding and co-designing mechanisms for research participation within the DDRI model

Moody, L., Callari, T. C., Saunders, J. & Holliday, N.


Project: Internally funded project

Research Output

  • The development of a feature matrix for the design of assistive technology products for young older people

    Woodcock, A., Osmond, J. & Holliday, N., 1 Jan 2020, Design of Assistive Technology for Ageing Populations. Woodcock, A., Moody, L., McDonagh, D., Jain, A. & Jain, L. C. (eds.). Springer, p. 81-104 23 p. (Intelligent Systems Reference Library; vol. 167).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  • 1 Citation (Scopus)

    Can the Benefits of Creative Methods Support the Inclusion of Children as part of Intergenerational Research Projects?

    Kirtland, G., Holliday, N. & Carroll, J., 2 May 2019, p. 68. 1 p.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePoster

  • Exploring Participation Needs and Motivational Requirements When Engaging Older Adults in an Emerging Living Lab

    Callari, T. C., Moody, L., Saunders, J., Ward, G., Holliday, N. & Woodley, J., 27 Mar 2019, In : Technology Innovation Management Review. 9, 3, p. 38-49 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 26 Downloads (Pure)

    Facial Palsy Therapy: Can Novel ‘Smart Spectacles’ Help People Smile?

    Szczepura, A., Khan, A., Holliday, N., Nduka, C., Neville, C., Johnson, K., Mistry, H. & Oxford, S., 3 Jan 2019, In : International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care. 34, S1, p. 76 1 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalMeeting Abstract

    Open Access
  • 8 Downloads (Pure)


    "If it works it would be bliss" - findings from a literature review and workshop with nurses

    Nikki Holliday (Speaker)
    3 Dec 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

    Creative Research Methodologies - Thinking Outside the Box and Promoting Inclusion

    Nikki Holliday (Speaker)
    17 Jan 2018

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

    Employing information and communications technologies in homes and cities for the health and wellbeing of older people

    Nikki Holliday (Speaker)
    14 Aug 201716 Aug 2017

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course


    Highly Commended Award for Outstanding Paper

    Gillian Ward (Recipient), Nikki Holliday (Recipient), Simon Fielden (Recipient) & Sue Williams (Recipient), 2013

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

  • Local Interest Group of the Year

    Nikki Holliday (Recipient), 2017

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

  • Thesis

    An exploratory study using co-design to improve palliative and end of life care for people with severe mental illness

    Author: Jerwood, J. S., Jun 2019

    Supervisor: Coad, J. (Supervisor), Phimister, D. (Supervisor), Holliday, N. (Supervisor) & Ward, G. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy


    Improving End of Life Care for People with Long Term Mental Health Conditions and Terminal Illness - An Exploratory Study of the Experience and Perceptions of Mental Health and End of Life Care Clinicians

    Author: Jerwood, J. S., 1 Jun 2019

    Supervisor: Phimister, D. (Supervisor), Coad, J. (Supervisor) & Holliday, N. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Master's ThesisMaster of Science by Research