Professor Maria Lonsdale, Information & Communication Design Lead

Maria Lonsdale is a Professor of Information and Communication Design at the University of Leeds, UK, and the Deputy Head of School of Design. Maria has been a design practitioner and academic for over 20 years. Within her specialist design and research areas of Information Design and Communication Design, Maria has particular interest in Healthcare and Security. She also specialises in user-centred research methods for Design that involve users in all stages of the design and research process (including co-design, usability testing and performance testing), as well as measurement techniques such as eye-tracking alongside qualitative data collection. Within Design for Healthcare, Maria has led research projects focusing on bowel cancer prevention, detection and recovery, using information visualisation as an effective means to make information more accessible and inclusive of all levels of literacy, ages, genders, languages and cultural backgrounds