Paul Herriotts

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  • 92 Citations
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1994 …2020

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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

Increased bone conducted vibration reduces motion sickness in automated vehicles

Salter, S., Diels, C., Kanarachos, S., Thake, C. D., Herriotts, P. & Depireux, D., 17 Feb 2020, In : International Journal of Human Factors and Ergonomics. 6, 4, p. 299-318 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Open Access
  • 31 Downloads (Pure)

    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

  • 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

    Open Access
  • 10 Citations (Scopus)
    12 Downloads (Pure)

    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

  • Activities

    • 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