Loughborough University
Leicestershire, UK
LE11 3TU
+44 (0)1509 263171
Loughborough University

Loughborough Design School

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Peter Howarth

Dr Peter Howarth

Senior Lecturer

Tel +44 (0)1509 223040

Location LDS 1.18

Personal profile

Peter Howarth started his working life as an Optometrist (Ophthalmic Optician) before returning to academia.

Following his MSc. in Ergonomics, and a period working at the Institute for Consumer Ergonomics, he moved to USA and subsequently received a PhD in Physiological Optics from the University of California at Berkeley.

His doctoral research investigated human factors of lighting (pupillary responses to flickering lights) at the Lawrence Berkeley Lighting Laboratory.  Following this, he took up his current position at Loughborough.

He is past Human Factors Editor of the journal "Displays", and contributed the chapters on vision and lighting to Wilson and Corlett's "Evaluation of Human Work".

His research is centred around comfort, health and performance aspects of Visual Ergonomics, and he organised VIMS2013 (Visual IMage Safety) which was held in Stratford upon Avon in September 2013.


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Semester 2

Semester 1 and 2


Research Group: Environmental Ergonomics (Visual Ergonomics Research).

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