The Team

Katherine Henderson


Design Lead Manager


I am a design and user researcher. I trained as a product designer but was drawn to research because of its capacity to innovate and drive creative thinking at scale. I take a human centred design approach and employ a wide range of research methodologies to build project understanding, gather design insights and elicit user needs and design requirements.

I am a member of a multi-disciplinary team and have worked on a number of mHealth interventions for long term conditions. Examples include an online behaviour change programme for individuals with Type 2 diabetes called Changing Health and TRUMP: A TRUsted Mobile Platform for the Self-Management of Chronic Illness. I have also contributed towards service evaluation and design projects for long term conditions and a large health innovation body. I have produced independent qualitative evaluations of large scale physical activity initiatives and conducted usability testing on digital and non-digital devices.

I have an interest in behavioural psychology and its application in design.


Phone: +44 (0)191 208 8882

Email: katherine [DOT] henderson2 [AT] newcastle [DOT] ac [DOT] uk