Paul Herriotts

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Research Interests

Paul Herriotts is Professor of Transport Design at the National Transport Design Centre at Coventry University. He brings both academic and industrial experience to his post, having been the Design Ergonomics Technical Specialist at Jaguar Land Rover, based in their Gaydon design studio for many years until May 2019. His professional background is in Design Ergonomics / Human Factors with a focus on user-centered design and passenger experience. His PhD related to car design for older drivers. His recent work includes research into motion sickness and he holds associated patents. In addition to his mainstream automotive work, Paul is a passionate advocate of inclusive design, with a focus on designing for older people and those with sight loss.


  • A human-centered design professional with 20 years private sector industrial experience coupled with around 10 year academic/research experienc
  • A champion of user centered design and participatory design in research and industry
  • A well-qualified and experienced Design Ergonomics professional, who works in both industrial and academic environments, he is practiced in project delivery to tight deadlines, applied research and two-way knowledge transfer between universities and industry.

External positions

Honorary Professor, University of Nottingham

1 Aug 2015 → …

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Research Output 1994 2019

Controlling an interior environment of a road vehicle

Malcolm, L., Herriotts, P. & Davies, C., 14 Mar 2019, IPC No. B60N2/02, B60R16/037, B60W50/08, Patent No. US 2019/0077279 A1, 1 Mar 2017

Research output: Patent

Computer program listings
13 Downloads (Pure)

Model to predict motion sickness within autonomous vehicles

Salter, S., Diels, C., Herriotts, P., Kanarachos, S. & Thake, D., 10 Oct 2019, In : Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part D: Journal of Automobile Engineering. (In-Press), p. (In-Press) 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Display devices
Time domain analysis
4 Citations (Scopus)

Motion sickness in automated vehicles with forward and rearward facing seating orientations

Salter, S., Diels, C., Herriotts, P., Kanarachos, S. & Thake, D., Jul 2019, In : Applied Ergonomics. 78, p. 54-61 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Motion Sickness
Cross-Over Studies
Equipment and Supplies

Monitoring accelerations within a vehicle

Malcolm, L., Pike, F. & Herriotts, P., 14 Nov 2018, IPC No. B60W30/02, B60W40/08, Patent No. GB2548368B, Priority date 15 Mar 2016, Priority No. GB20160004407 20160315

Research output: Patent

Patents and inventions
Railroad cars

Are you sitting comfortably? A guide to occupant packaging in automotive design

Herriotts, P. & Johnson, P., 29 Mar 2017, Automotive Ergonomics: Driver-Vehicle Interaction. Gkikas, N. (ed.). CRC Press, p. 17-39 23 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Activities 2019 2019

  • 1 Publication peer-review

Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part D: Journal of Automobile Engineering (Journal)

Spencer Salter (Associate Editor), Stratis Kanarachos (Co-editor), Paul Herriotts (Co-editor), Doug Thake (Co-editor), Cyriel Diels (Co-editor)
10 Oct 2019

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