Jane Osmond

Jane Osmond is Research Fellow for the Centre of Excellence for Automotive and Product Design (CEPAD). As research fellow for the Centre, her main duties include carrying out, analysing and publishing qualitative research on a number of projects.  These include studying how students learn - with a particular focus on identifying threshold concepts in design, supporting an assistive technology project for young-older people, exploring issues of gender and transport, and supporting Metpex – an EU FP7 project – which is developing a measurement tool to measure passenger experience.

  • Centre of Excellence for Product and Automotive Design: Five year HEFCE funded project researching excellence in teaching and learning in industrial design. 
  • CoMoDAL: Developing an in-depth understanding of the barriers to the development of a consumer market for assisted living technologies for ‘young’ older people. 
  • MetpexFunded by the 7th EU Framework Programme, aims to develop/evaluate a standardised passenger experience measurement tool across whole journeys. 
  • BT Digital Archive: To catalogue, digitise and develop a searchable online archive of almost 0.5m photographs, images, documents and correspondence assembled over 165 years. 
  • Social Transport Study: A pilot study to understand the current situation within England and inform debate about future developments in social transport. 
  • Improving Retention, Supporting Students: Investigated the picture of retention and drop out from the School of Engineering and the causes and solutions to the problem of ‘dropping out’. 
Coventry University No.1 Modern University No.1 Modern University in the Midlands
Coventry University awarded TEF GOLD Teaching Excellence Framework
University of the year shortlisted
QS Five Star Rating 2020
Coventry City of Culture 2021