Nikki Holliday

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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 currently a researcher at the Centre for Technology Enabled Health Research, working within the Digital Health and Innovative Methodologies (DHAIM) theme. I specialise in informing 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 the UK Technology Strategy Board (now Innovate UK), the NHS, and the Ministry of Defence.


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 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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Research Output 2012 2019

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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
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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
Facial Paralysis
Exercise Therapy
Cost-Benefit Analysis
Terminal Care
Mental Health Services
Delayed Diagnosis

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

Woodcock, A., Osmond, J. & Holliday, N., 10 Jan 2019, (In preparation) Design of assistive technology for older people. Woodcock, A., Moody, L., McDonagh, D. & Lain, JC. (eds.).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Older people
Product technology
Consumer markets
Business model

Barriers to palliative care for people with severe mental illness: exploring the views of clinical staff

Jerwood, J. S., Phimister, D., Ward, G., Holliday, N. & Coad, J., 2018, In : European Journal of Palliative Care. 25, 1, p. 20-25 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Terminal Care
Palliative Care
Mental Health
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Activities 2009 2019

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

Journal of Enabling Technologies (Journal)

Nikki Holliday (Peer Reviewer)
2017 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPublication peer-review

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)

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Public Opinion