Loughborough University
Leicestershire, UK
LE11 3TU
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Loughborough University

Loughborough Design School

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Diane Gyi

Dr Diane Gyi

Reader in Health Ergonomics and Design

Tel +44 (0)1509 223043

Location Design School - Room 1.07

Personal profile

Dr Diane Gyi’s health background and knowledge of theory and practice has allowed her to integrate health ergonomics into design, involving collaborations with over 50 organisations in grants to the value of over £3 million. Applications of her work have covered topics as diverse as vehicle seating design, inclusive design of smart technologies and transport usage by physically impaired people. She is passionate about embedding knowledge into industry through innovative training tools to encourage user/worker involvement in design decisions, for example www.drivingergonomics.com web resource (HSE and BUPA Foundation) and the Organiser for Working Life – OWL web resource www.workinglate-owl.org (NDA-JRC). Her research on driving ergonomics has also grown with funding from the DoH, BUPA Foundation and recently with Nissan through KTP, TSB and EPSRC DTG and CASE awards and her research in the area of inclusive design has been funded by the EPSRC since 1999.

Diane is a member of the Editorial Boards for both the Journal of Industrial Ergonomics and Applied Ergonomics. She was also full Editor for Applied Ergonomics (2007-2013). Other positions currently held include: a member of ASD-STAN ‘Seats and in-flight entertainment’ European Standards Committee; and a member of the CIEHF Education and Training Panel.

Awards include:

Supervisor of award winning student projects: W. Jahns Student Award 2011 (major practice in Ergonomics); Ulf Aberg Award 2006 and 2007 (best PG project); Hywel Murrell Award 2006 (best UG student project).

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Research

Design Ergonomics Research Group

Current and recently funded research projects include:

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