Joined July 2013

Tracey Herlihey

Human Factors Specialist

Healthcare Human Factors

Describe where you are are from. What did it look, smell, taste, sound like?

I am originally from Liverpool – home of the Beatles. It is a beautiful city full of history, music and of course football

What are you passionate about outside of work?

I love dancing of any kind. My current passion is Salsa, but I have previously competed in Quickstep, Waltz, and Jive to name a few, as well as attempted ballet, tap, jazz… you name it.

What book, film, or piece of art would you like everyone to see?

Everyone should read The Invisible Gorilla by Christopher Chabris and Daniel Simons. I’m not going to give anything away by telling you why. Another favourite of mine is The Brain That Changes Itself by Norman Doidge – the brain is such an amazing machine!


Professional Bio

I studied Psychology both at the undergraduate and doctorate level (I received my Ph.D. in 2010). Since then I have worked as a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the University of Toronto and as a User Experience Researcher at a boutique firm in Toronto. In the evenings I have taught classes at both Ryerson and the University of Toronto on topics such as the visual guidance of walking and planning and design for human behaviour.