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Engineering Psychology Projects

The Engineering Psychology research group are currently engaged in a number of projects including:

Promoting living kidney donation

This project is funded by the National BAME Transplant Alliance and NHS Blood and Transplant, as part of the ‘Living Transplant Initiative’ which is aimed at promoting organ donation among Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities. The project involves developing and trialling a video, and community programme to promote living kidney transplantation among the Hindu community in Leicestershire.  The project will utilise behavioural theories to develop a culturally specific video to increase knowledge, and encourage renal disease patients and their social network to communicate about living kidney donation. The proposed project is a collaboration between the University of Warwick, University Hospital Leicester NHS Trust and Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust. A wide range of stakeholders will be involved in the project including clinicians, patients and members of Hindu and Sikh communities. This project is being completed under the supervision of Prof Caroline Meyer and Dr Sunil Daga.

Parent-child food interactions: The role of parental obesity

The aim of this research project is to understand parent-child interactions and family meal times in the context of clinically obese patients. This project is being undertaken by our PhD Research Student Chloe Patel, under the supervision of Prof Caroline Meyer and Dr Eleni Karasouli, WMS. It is partly funded by University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire (UHCW) NHS Trust, and being conducted in collaboration with Dr Emma Shuttlewood, a clinical psychologist in the Bariatric Department at UHCW, and Dr Eleni Karasouli at Warwick Medical School.

Understanding the relationship between personal monitoring of physical activity with compulsive exercise and eating psychopathology

This research project is being conducted by Duncan McCaig, under the supervision of Prof Caroline Meyer and Dr Mark Elliott. It is part-funded by Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust. The broad aim of the project is to understand the connections and impact of self-monitoring of behaviours (including physical activity), on psychological well-being.

Understanding and improving patient experience

Led by Prof Caroline Meyer in collaboration with Impact Innovation Ltd this project aims to develop and pilot an online digital course aimed at understanding and improving patient experience among NHS staff. Using a novel digital platform with bespoke content, that has been tried and tested among several NHS trusts, this work will lead to improvements in patient experience and the ability of NHS staff to deliver quality care.

Driving 360° wellbeing

Led by Prof Caroline Meyer in collaboration with the leadership team at Jaguar Land Rover, this research project is concerned with improving physical and mental wellbeing in the workplace.




Project Collaborators

External collaborators

Centre for Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard University Medical School

CETAL, Coventry University

Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust

Department of Psychiatry, Kings College London

Department of Psychiatry, University of Western Australia

Department of Psychology, University of Sydney

Great Ormond Street Hospital

Impact Innovation Ltd

Jaguar Land Rover

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

National Health Service Blood and Transplant

National BAME Transplant Alliance (NBTA)

NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT)

School of Sport, Exercise and Heath Sciences, Loughborough University

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust

University Hospital Leicester NHS Trust

Warwickshire Public Health

Internal Collaborators

WMG Experiential Engineering Group

WMG Visualisation Group

Warwick Medical School