Elizabeth Raby


  • Elizabeth (Lizzie) Raby is a designer and researcher, whose work focuses on mental health, graphic design and design as a conversational and behaviour change tool. Lizzie has worked with a range of communities including dependent drinkers, those with mental health difficulties, individuals with autism, Parkinson’s patients and those who support and work with these individuals.

  • Biography

  • Lizzie completed a Masters degree in Information Experience Design at the Royal College of Art (2014). She is currently working at the Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design on the ‘Drink Informed’ project engaging dependent drinkers with educational material. She also works as an Infographics consultant for the Anna Freud Centre, working with complex data sets and information to increase accessibility and understanding for young people and clinicians. Since graduation she has founded an exciting new venture called the Design Education Society, exploring resource kits for educational use, building upon learning theories and multi-sensory experiences to explain varying themes.  

  • Publications, exhibitions and other outcomes

  • Alwani, R., Raby, E., West, J. (2017) Foyle Reeds: How can design reduce suicide attempts at a specific place whilst at the same time improving the experience for all? Design 4 Health Conference, Melbourne (pending)

    Raby, E., Alwani, R., West, J. (2017) How can design reduce suicide attempts through everyday social and civic spaces? Design 4 Health Conference, Melbourne (pending)

    Raby, E. & Matthews, E. (2015). `Drink Informed, Co-Design for Behaviour Change', Poster presentation at Getting to Grips with Alcohol Conference, Southampton, 28 January 2015

    Keynote and Presentations
    Death and Other Matters (2017) Cambridge, September 2017

    Patient Safety Conference (2017) Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust, London, June 2017

    Architecture and Mental Health Conference: Creative Environments that Promote Care (2017) May 2017, London

    Conference of Occupational Therapists (COT) (2017) Birmingham, June 2017

    Arthritis Research UK Fellows Day (2017) Loughborough, March 2017

    Age UK (2017) London, February 2017

    CORC 2nd International Conference: Sharing best practice in supporting service transformation through outcome measurement across the globe (2017) London, June 2016

    Getting to Grips with Alcohol Conference (2016) Southampton, January 2016

    Getting to Grips with Alcohol Conference (2015) Southampton. Poster Presentation, January 2015

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