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Jeanne-Louise Moys

  • Programme Director for the MA Creative Enterprise
  • Pathway Lead for the MA Creative Enterprise: Communication Design Pathway
  • Pathway Lead for the MA Communication Design: Information Design Pathway
  • Pathway Lead for the MA Communication Design: Graphic Design Pathway
  • Department Research ethics chair

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Areas of interest

My  professional design and media experience encompasses a broad range of genres. My scholarly interests build on my multifaceted experience, focusing on design for reading and user-centred design. I have a particular interest in inclusive and socially-responsible design. I am also passionate about design pedagogy and educational innovation to support more socially-responsible practices.

Postgraduate supervision

I supervise doctoral students across a broad range of topics within the remit of Typography & Graphic Communication. I welcome enquiries from prospective postgraduate students on research topics related to editorial design, inclusive design, information and user-centred design, graphic design pedagogy, typography and the social role of design.


I teach design practice, theory, and research skills across a range of genres and platforms across the undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.

Research centres and groups

I am a member of the European E-Read COST action research network. I am also a member of the University's multidisciplinary Breaking Down Barriers inclusive design project.

Research projects

“Healthclaims Unpacked” – Co-Investigator on this large European and interdisciplinary project investigating the communication of scientific health claims on food funded by the European Institute of Innovation & Technology/Horizon 2020, click on the project website for more information

“Investigating the interplay between typographic differentiation, motivation and recall in e-learning interfaces” – lead Investigator on this European E-Read COST action STSM research project.

“Closing the digital divide and enhancing participation in social and leisure activities for individuals with acquired brain injury through near field communication technology” –    

co-investigator on this recent National Institute Health Research (NIHR) Brain Injury Healthcare Technology Co-operative supported project, working with colleagues in Biomedical Engineering and Clinical Language Sciences. The project focused on evaluating the role of assistive technologies developed at the University of Reading for people with acquired brain injuries.

Academic qualifications

My PhD from the University of Reading, "Typographic meaning: readers' impressions of patterns of typographic differentiation", was jointly funded by the University of Reading and the Centre for Information Design/Simplification Centre. I also hold a Master of Arts  and Bachelor of Journalism (specialising in Communication Design) from Rhodes University.

Awards and honours

I was awarded a University Teaching Fellowship in 2018.

Professional bodies/affiliations

  • I am a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
  • I have served on the committee of the Information Design Association (IDA). 


Breaking down Barriers