Mobility, Mood and Place: a user-centred approach to design of built environments to make mobility easy, enjoyable and meaningful for older people

Lead Research Organisation: University of Edinburgh
Department Name: Edinburgh College of Art

Abstract

Recent research shows that remaining active is a vital component in healthy ageing and that exercise provides protection against mental decline in old age. People are more mobile if they live in an appropriate environment, one that is safe, accessible and has good services. To date, much guidance has focused on overcoming barriers in the environment, such as steps without handrails or poor quality lighting. Removing such barriers is important but this approach alone will not encourage people to be more active. We need to understand the positive qualities that encourage people to go out, remain mobile, and give them pleasure into very old age. Our proposal builds on growing evidence that mood and emotion influence people's willingness to be active, which is in turn influenced by the experience of different environments - the 'mood' of one place versus another.

Places need to be attractive, in order to support positive moods, and to draw people into them. Some places offer peace and quiet, others offer sociability, excitement or a sense of fun. The environment needs to offer different opportunities according to how people feel at the time. Well-designed places don't automatically put people in a good mood, but we think places that match the emotional needs of the moment contribute to a self-reinforcing virtuous cycle. If the mood of a place is right then people will get out and about, feel better, take better care of their environment, and think of their environment more positively.

Positive emotions broaden people's awareness and encourage them to think and act in novel ways, and to be more curious and exploratory, both mentally and physically. Environments that encourage positive moods affect how competent people are at carrying out everyday tasks, such as preparing meals, going to the shops or planning an outing. People who feel competent are more likely to focus on the positive, to feel well, to make healthy choices, and to be more mobile.

We will draw on our studies of the patterns, causes, and effects of health conditions among groups of people (epidemiology), combined with techniques in neuroscience involving brain imaging. We will also work in equal partnership with older people, including stroke survivors and people with dementia, to design together better environments. This innovative combination of approaches will help us to deliver new ideas about the design of places that support positive emotions, reduce anxiety, and encourage people to be more active and mobile, long into old age. Well-designed and maintained environments should make mobility an easy, enjoyable and meaningful choice.

Our research is structured around four Work Packages involving: (1) designing together with older people, (2) examining data from recordings of neural signals (EEG) while people are moving through different environments, (3) studying information from a large group of older people born in the 1920s and 30s, to understand patterns of environment, activity and health over their life course, and (4) working with partners to evaluate and share our results and develop illustrated, user-friendly guidance on how to provide better environments in future.

Our team of researchers has expertise in environment, health, wellbeing, social policy and collaborative design, with an excellent track record of past Research Council and other major grants. We have experience in providing design guidance for the built environment, innovative approaches to measuring people's responses to their environment, working with them to understand their preferences, and analysing the implications of results. We also have experience in mapping important aspects of the environment.

To maximise the impact of our research, we will mobilise our ongoing partnerships with policy-makers at national and local government level, with professional bodies, and with third sector organisations supporting older people and age-friendly environmental design.

Planned Impact

Who will benefit from this research?

For the successful application of our research findings to everyday challenges and opportunities, we will take a cross-cutting approach to the types of stakeholders we engage with and to the ways in which we engage with them. The research beneficiaries will be:

- Local, central and European government, including elected members and officials; Thinktanks and non-departmental public bodies.
- Public sector practitioners in health, housing and social care; Professional organisations spanning these sectors.
- Private sector practitioners in planning, urban design, product design, architecture, landscape architecture, transport consultancy and highways engineering; Professional member organisations spanning these sectors; Mobility and telecare industry.
- Not-for-profit organisations and charities spanning sectors outlined above, plus those dedicated to older people's issues; Older people, their families and carers.
- Academic networks promoting interdisciplinary work in sectors outlined above.

How will they benefit from this research?

Mobility, Mood and Place is rooted in co-creative principles, with projected outputs tailored to the advancement, not only of academic expertise but also of the UK's wider knowledge base, its society, people and economy. As an interdisciplinary team, we have excellent existing connections within different spheres of influence and sectors and will achieve maximum socio-economic impact by strengthening the networks between them.

We have a clear perspective on where ageing and mobility issues sit within the focus of the four UK governments, with whom we have established good contacts. Our team has input into health, quality of life and social inclusion strategies at the critical early stages, including the new Five Year Ageing Well programme in Wales, which will evolve as our project does. By the end of Mobility, Mood and Place we will have produced a series of policy papers. They will offer sustainable, long-term options to those tasked with reducing health inequalities among older populations.

We have strong links with Local Government bodies and various individual councils and health boards. Liaising with them will assist in identifying live research sites and facilitate direct engagement with older stakeholders for research recruitment and communication. We will include design principles and exemplars among our outputs, developed collaboratively by trainee/early career designers, researchers and older people. This will enhance designers' skills before they enter professional practice and refine a model for workshops to be more widely used in architectural education.

We know that age-friendly services can give manufacturers a competitive advantage in the marketplace. Through business-led position papers based on academic evidence, we will provide feedback to industry from an older population with an increasing economic profile and influence. Our work will aid understanding of underlying reasons for different physical behaviours and emotional responses to place, and therefore how people might respond to different interventions in the built environment. We will facilitate training events that bring together professional organisations, so that each develops an understanding of how the others assess, interpret and meet user needs.

Many older people are themselves active in lobbying for more age-friendly design. We aim to better enable them to do so, e.g. through social networking. To reach those who are not technologically enabled, as well as other user groups, we will secure the partnership of charities and not-for-profit organisations. We will work with stakeholders to promote the positive effects of care home residents remaining active in the community and to assist care providers in making more informed choices with respect to the mobility of older service users, including the significant proportion (~50%) with some form of dementia.

Organisations

Publications

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Brookfield K (2016) Using Virtual Street Audits to Understand the Walkability of Older Adults' Route Choices by Gender and Age. in International journal of environmental research and public health

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Brookfield K (2015) The home as enabler of more active lifestyles among older people in Building Research & Information

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Brookfield K (2016) Informal Science Learning for Older Adults in Science Communication

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Brookfield K (2017) The Uncommon Impact of Common Environmental Details on Walking in Older Adults. in International journal of environmental research and public health

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Cherrie MPC (2019) Association Between the Activity Space Exposure to Parks in Childhood and Adolescence and Cognitive Aging in Later Life. in International journal of environmental research and public health

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Coyne R (2014) Nature vs. smartphones in interactions

 
Title Exhibition of Degree Show Work: Mobility, Mood and Place - Tuscany, Italy 
Description Exhibition of the work of a year long Masters Architectural Design studio looking at age friendly environments in Tuscany, Italy. 
Type Of Art Artistic/Creative Exhibition 
Year Produced 2018 
Impact Production of an MMP Tuscany studio book. 
 
Title Exhibition of Mobility, Mood and Place Studio Work at ECA Degree Show 2014 
Description Exhibition of Mobility, Mood and Place Studio Work at ECA Degree Show 2014, incorporating research and design work of post-graduate students related to age friendly environments. 
Type Of Art Artistic/Creative Exhibition 
Year Produced 2014 
Impact Three students awarded national student awards by the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland. RIAS/ Architecture & Design Scotland Sustainability Award. RIAS/ Architecture & Design Scotland Urban Design Award. (Highly Commended) Two students receive further awards from Edinburgh College of Art and Architectural Design Practices in Edinburgh. 
 
Title Exhibition of Mobility, Mood and Place Studio Work at Edinburgh College of Art Degree Show 2015 
Description Exhibition of Mobility, Mood and Place Studio Work at ECA Degree Show 2015, incorporating research and design work of post-graduate students of Architecture and Landscape Architecture related to age friendly environments. 
Type Of Art Artistic/Creative Exhibition 
Year Produced 2015 
Impact Dissemination of design work of students which forms part of Work-Package 1 of Mobility, Mood and Place. 
 
Title Mobility Mood and Place Exhibition at British Society of Gerontology Annual Conference 2016 
Description Design, installation and presentation of three years of work package 1 of Mobility, Mood and Place, with information on methodologies employed, work in the field and findings on designing age friendly places. 
Type Of Art Artistic/Creative Exhibition 
Year Produced 2016 
Impact Exhibition was viewed by an international audience of over 300 delegates including individuals involved in design, public policy, care, health services and education. 
 
Title Mobility Mood and Place Exhibition at the MMP Conference in Edinburgh, October 2016. 
Description Exhibition of three years of the Mobility, Mood and Place research project at the project conference, including research design, methodology and student exemplar designs for older people, including public space and housing. 
Type Of Art Artistic/Creative Exhibition 
Year Produced 2016 
Impact Exhibition was viewed by an international audience of conference delegates from a variety of fields including architects, landscape architects, students of dementia studies, healthcare professionals, carers, policymakers and others. 
 
Title Mobility Mood and Place Exhibition at the Scottish Architecture and Design Centre. The Lighthouse, Glasgow. 
Description Exhibition of three years of the work of MMP, including information on the research design, methodologies and early findings. With particular reference to Work Package 1, 'Co-Created Environments'. 
Type Of Art Artistic/Creative Exhibition 
Year Produced 2016 
Impact Exhibition was viewed by over 1000 people, including designers and older people. 
 
Title Mobility, Mood and Place Degree Show exhibition at Edinburgh College of Art 2016 
Description Exhibition and display of 'Mobility Mood and Place Orkney studio work at Edinburgh College of Art degree show exhibition June 2016. 
Type Of Art Artistic/Creative Exhibition 
Year Produced 2016 
Impact Exhibition was viewed by an international audience including designers, practitioners, older people. 
 
Title Mobility, Mood and Place Exhibition at the European Week of Regions and Cities 2017 
Description An exhibition of design proposals co-created by researchers and participants as part of Mobility, Mood and Place (MMP), together with contextual material on age-friendly environments, the process of co-design and other MMP research methods (EEG and life course studies). 
Type Of Art Artistic/Creative Exhibition 
Year Produced 2017 
Impact This was the first showing of the MMP exhibition beyond the UK, where it toured three Scottish cities as part of Scotland's Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design 2016 and to the House of Lords in London in January 2017. It took place at Scotland House (home of Scotland in Europe) in Brussels in October 2017 as part of 'Health at the Heart of the Urban Development Strategy', a European Week of Regions and Cities fringe event organised by the City of Utrecht. At this same event, another MMP output - The A-Z of Co-Design - was launched as a desktop calendar in English and French (Spanish also available), and given to all delegates together with an illustrated, 32-page guide to the 13 key things uncovered through MMP's co-design process about older people's needs and preferences for age-friendly environments. Together with the participation of Professor Catharine Ward Thompson (MMP PI) in the event's panel discussion, and associated activities with the Covenant on Demographic Change and the City of Utrecht, these activities have led to findings from MMP being fed into the European Union Committee of the Regions' emerging EU Urban Agenda. 
 
Description MMP - Key findings and their implications.
Being able to get outdoors is essential for maintaining health and wellbeing into later life, but many older people find it becomes less easy, enjoyable and meaningful as they age. Meanwhile, our society is growing older: across Europe, the number of people aged 60+ is expected to increase by around two million, annually, for the foreseeable future.
To help ensure that living longer is a positive experience for everyone, we need evidence-based solutions to known challenges. The Mobility, Mood and Place (MMP) research project has been exploring how places can be designed collaboratively to support outdoor activity, health, wellbeing and participation decisions about the community as people age.
Drawing on the participation of over 900 people, most of whom were aged 60+, our findings have implications for the way we design for people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities. These are our key findings and their implications:
• Four qualities of places really make a difference to quality of life: access for all, access to nature, access to others and access to light.
• The mundane matters and the commonplace counts! Everyday things, such as pavement quality, benches and street lighting, can make all the difference as we get older.
• Busy urban environments demand and direct our attention; too much of this makes us cognitively fatigued, less effective and more stressed. Older people walking between different types of urban environments show changes in their emotional response to place based on brain activity patterns. Green spaces seem to be restorative, offering a respite from the demands that busy urban places make on our attention.
• Even a short walk can lift the mood if the environment is sufficiently varied. Things like colour and wildlife, opportunities for social contact, and familiar places, especially those linked to key memories, are highly valued.
• The design and layout of the home can help older people to be more active.
• Well-designed environments can support older adults who have experienced a stroke to engage in, and return to, the activities they value.
• Healthy ageing is influenced by local environments throughout our lives, including right back to childhood. Features of the environment - such as nearby access to public parks - can have lifelong positive associations with healthy ageing, and in particular with better cognitive health in later life.

What are the messages for the future?
• Innovative neuroscience methods offer new opportunities to understand older people's response to place
• We need to take very long term views on fostering resilience and healthy ageing.
• the quality of the outdoor environment we provide for children is important for them then, and throughout the rest of their lives.
• Plan well, design well, maintain well - these are vitally important for everyday, health-enhancing environments throughout our lives.
Exploitation Route This project has already had impact at European, UK and local levels in supporting policies for age-friendly built environments and training practitioners and third sector workers for their implementation in practice. It engaged with the European Union's Committee of the Regions via a roundtable discussion and exhibition in Brussels, and with European Local Authorities via a conference presentation in The Hague. It delivered training in London on effective co-design with older people to professional practitioners and not-for-profit groups, and policy and practice recommendations to health and design professionals in the specialist area of stroke survival and rehabilitation. It has been taken up by local authorities (e.g. Moray Council) who want to develop their age-friendly policies and services, and have used our animation as a way of engaging their electorate with the issues and potential solutions or approaches.
These outcomes and impacts illustrate how our findings may be taken forward more widely in future.
Sectors Communities and Social Services/Policy,Environment,Healthcare,Leisure Activities, including Sports, Recreation and Tourism,Government, Democracy and Justice,Culture, Heritage, Museums and Collections

URL https://sites.eca.ed.ac.uk/mmp/
 
Description By 2050, 89% of the UK's population will live in cities and 24% will be aged over 65. This is the basis on which, in early 2016, the Parliamentary Office of Science & Technology (POST) decided that UK parliamentarians urgently required briefing on creating age-friendly cities. Having read the first academic outputs from Mobility, Mood and Place (MMP), POST contacted the research team to ask for assistance with reviewing the scope of its work. Over the next six months, continued liaison led to the researchers identifying themes for inclusion, peer reviewing drafts and, finally, to MMP (and earlier research by the team) being cited in POSTnote 539 published in October 2016. During the development phase of POSTnote 539, MMP researchers made two key recommendations, the first being that the Note should highlight the importance of urban greenspace for people's health and wellbeing. In the published Note, there is a whole section given over to greenspace and its association with multiple health benefits. With MMP researchers' involvement, this aspect of age-friendly urban placemaking has also been gaining traction in international policy arenas, with the World Health Organization (WHO) leading the way. For example, in November 2015 - on the basis of her "invaluable contribution to our work on green space and health" - MMP PI, Professor Ward Thompson, was invited to speak on the subject at a WHO European Environment and Health Task Force (EHTF) meeting in Skopje, Macedonia. The meeting was deemed to be of "particular strategic importance" to the subsequent Ministerial Conference and Declaration on Environment and Health, signed in Ostrava, Czech Republic, in June 2017. Among other objectives, this committed Member States to "supporting the efforts of European cities and regions to become healthier and more inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable through an integrated, smart and health-promoting approach to urban and spatial planning". Other outputs arising from the Macedonia meeting include a WHO European Region report on 'Urban Green Space and Health' (Copenhagen, 2016) citing research papers from our work, particularly as it relates to mobile EEG measures of neural activity. Partnered by the Covenant on Demographic Change as part of an Impact Acceleration Award, MMP has also been working with European cities and regions on age-friendly policies and strategies, most notably the City of Utrecht, convenors of the Health at the Heart of the Urban Development Strategy discussion during the European Week of Regions and Cities 2017 (with Professor Ward Thompson as a panellist, alongside peers from Utrecht, Métropole de Lyon, the WHO and DG Santé). In February 2018, following a gathering of 43 mayors and 85 high-level political representatives in Copenhagen on the same topic, Deputy Mayor Victor Everhardt of Utrecht (a panellist at the Brussels event), announced the creation of a new WHO Europe Healthy Cities Network working group on environment and health. The second key recommendation made by the MMP team to POSTnote 539 is reflected in its headline point on "the lack of robust evidence about the effectiveness of proposed interventions". This is a theme carried over from evidence given by Professor Ward Thompson to the House of Lords Design Commission Inquiry on Built Environment and Behaviour (Neighbourhoods and Housing) in November 2015. The Commission's invitation to give evidence in person was made on the quality of MMP's earlier written response to the Call for Evidence which cited, among other outputs, the team's journal paper on the home as an enabler of active lifestyles (Dr Brookfield as lead author). In January 2017, over seventy guests from industry, policy and the not-for-profit sector joined the researchers for an exhibition and reception at the House of Lords at which Baroness Greengross talked about the importance of the project. To effect the step-changes in age-friendly placemaking envisioned in policy, industry requires guidance on appropriate methods and techniques. Since late 2015, MMP has been working with the Centre for Accessible Environments (CAE) to promote co-design as an effective way of involving end users in the design process. Having contributed to the development of The A-Z of Co-Design, MMP's practical guide to the participatory design process, CAE included the publication as a centre pull-out within Access by Design, a journal distributed to 700 industry subscribers. Writing in the foreword to the A-Z, the Centre's Director, Jean Hewitt, describes it as "nothing short of inspirational", "a catalyst to fresh thinking", and an "engaging tool which will help us all to use participatory design as the norm". Originally published as a folding wallchart, the A-Z was reprinted in English, Spanish and French as a desktop calendar for 2018. Through partners, including the Design for All Foundation and the Covenant on Demographic Change, 500 copies were distributed to professionals, local and national government, and third sector organisations throughout Europe and Francophone Canada, leading to multiple new/renewed connections, including with the Laboratory for Inclusive Mobility (France) and the Francophone Network of Age-Friendly Cities and Communities. In February 2017, MMP entered into a Memorandum of Agreement with CAE to develop a professional training course based on the A-Z, with the first session delivered in June 2017 to participants from a range of disciplines, including planners, urban designers and strategists from the Royal Borough of Kingston, Future for London, Royal Town Planning Institute and Urban Design London. Comments on the usefulness of the training included "I'm running a project on Ageing London - Housing and Connectivity so I will use the research design recommendations" and "I'll definitely use some of the literature". In addition to the A-Z, key non-academic outputs from MMP include a three minute animation on findings and recommendations, an illustrated, 32-page guide to co-designing age-friendly environments, and a touring exhibition. Promoted through social media, the animation has been widely admired and shared, with comments including "a great animation and a very important message" (Age Scotland), and "excellent video about developing places to support healthy ageing" (Greenspace Scotland). Diarmaid Lawlor, Head of Urbanism at Architecture and Design Scotland (A&DS), has called MMP "a hugely important project giving older people a voice in making urban and rural environments better places for lifelong living" and the exhibition in particular "an opportunity to bring world class thinking and engagement in touch with local initiatives to inform debate and influence stakeholder thinking". Having promoted the exhibition in three Scottish venues as part of its nationwide Say Hello to Architecture programme, the Festival of Architecture, and Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design 2016, A&DS also promoted and hosted the launch of the 32 page guide to co-design in November 2017, leading to ongoing engagement with Moray Council on a project to better align land use planning with healthcare objectives, the council having already incorporated aspects of MMP into its new draft policy on placemaking.
First Year Of Impact 2016
Sector Environment,Healthcare,Leisure Activities, including Sports, Recreation and Tourism
Impact Types Societal,Policy & public services

 
Description CPD presentation to Scottish Managed Sustainable Health Network (SMaSH),
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
URL https://www.scotphn.net/networks/scottish-managed-sustainable-health-network/events/
 
Description Co-opted member of National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) Public Health Advisory Committee C: Physical activity and the environment.
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description Contributor, Foresight, UK Government Office for Science, 'Future of an Ageing Population', workshop on areas for future research, BIS, London, 5th April 2016.
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description Expert research witness for Design Commission Inquiry into Neighbourhoods and Housing, All Party Parliamentary Design and Innovation group, House of Lords, London
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
 
Description Forum for Sustainability and the Environment on the theme of Cities
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
URL http://www.cam.ac.uk/research/discussion/the-world-is-changing-how-do-we-respond
 
Description Invited expert on urban green space and health, WHO European Region Environment and Health Task Force
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description Invited member of NHS Health Scotland's Place Standard Implementation Plan: Community and Practitioner Learning and Development Working Group
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Invited member of RCUK/Innovate UK Urban Living Partnership Advisory Group
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description Invited member of the Scottish Government's National Walking Strategy Delivery Forum
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
URL http://www.stepchangescot.scot
 
Description Membership of National Walking Strategy working group
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guidance committee
URL http://scottishgovernment.presscentre.com/News/Let-s-Get-Scotland-Walking-d96.aspx
 
Description Membership of the European Covenant on Demographic Change. Depositing MMP research findings into central research library of Covenant, allowing local and regional government across Europe to access that research and thus develop age-friendly environments across the EU.
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
URL http://agefriendlyeurope.org
 
Description Mobility, Mood and Place
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Influence medical practitioners about the impact of mood and the environment on the well-being of older people to enable them to consider treatment other than medication.
 
Description NIHR Age and Ageing Specialty Group in Scotland, seminar on Patient and Public Involvement - 'Optimising the design of indoor and outdoor environments for older people through co-creation. An exemplar of participatory research'
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology Note on Creating Age-Friendly Cities cites several research papers from the MMP, Go Far and I'DGO/I'DGO TOO projects. Published 18th October 2016.
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
URL http://researchbriefings.parliament.uk/ResearchBriefing/Summary/POST-PN-0539#fullreport
 
Description Physical activity and the environment: evidence on environmental support for physical activity in older people, urban deprived populations and BME groups Expert testimony for National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, PHAC C - Physical activity and the environment: update committee
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
 
Description Planning Office for Moray incorporating Mobility, Mood and Place guidance
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
 
Description Policy Forum for Northern Ireland publication: Improving Care for Older People - MMP briefing paper
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
 
Description The 100 Year Life: the role of housing, planning and design - a workshop focusing on how a design-led approach to where we live can help to prepare for the UK Government's Grand Challenge of Ageing and Green Paper on Care for Older People. Convened by the Social Care Institute for Excellence, Design Council and Centre for Ageing Better, and facilitated by the Design Council, the workshop brought together 40 invited participants to explore the Grand Challenge, and to generate, organise, prioritise and frame opportunities to address it. It was chaired by former Government Minister of State for Care (and SCIE Chair), Paul Burstow, and was attended by three representatives of the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC). A short paper and key messages will, at her request, be reported to the Minister of State for Care at DHSC.
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
 
Description WHO European Region report on Urban Green Space and Health
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
 
Description ESRC Impact Acceleration Account (IAA) Award
Amount £53,099 (GBP)
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2017 
End 01/2018
 
Description Improving Health with Environmental Data call - Announcement of Opportunity
Amount £56,518 (GBP)
Funding ID NE/P010849/1 
Organisation Natural Environment Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 12/2016 
End 01/2017
 
Description Methodologies and Data mining techniques for the analysis of Big Data based on Longitudinal Population and Epidemiological Registers (LONGPOP)
Amount € 546,575 (EUR)
Organisation European Commission 
Department Horizon 2020
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 01/2016 
End 12/2020
 
Title Environmental geoportal 
Description We have collected and processed historical information on area-level socio-economic deprivation, green space and the built environment from the 1930's to present day. The environmental geoportal is a research tool which provides an interface to download the processed spatial datasets. These can be uploaded into a geographical information system such as QGIS or imported into R where further analysis can be undertaken with a bespoke lifecourse package ("LifecourseEpi") (available from github). 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Year Produced 2018 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact Not yet, still in beta 
URL https://thebest.shinyapps.io/MMPgeodata/
 
Description City of Edinburgh Council 
Organisation City of Edinburgh Council
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Research evidence and knowledge exchange
Collaborator Contribution Assistance with Advisory Groups, access to participants for research projects, site choice and facilitation with interviews, and knowledge exchange and dissemination of results
Impact See I'DGO, I'DGO TOO and Mobility, Mood and Place outputs
Start Year 2006
 
Description Co-Design Training with the Centre for Accessible Environments 
Organisation Centre for Accessible Environments
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Building on an increasingly close and supportive relationship over the research phase of Mobility, Mood and Place (MMP), the MMP team entered into a Memorandum of Agreement with CAE in February 2017 to develop a professional training course based on the 'A-Z of Co-Design', a non-academic output from MMP (published in July 2016 as a folding wallchart, and reissued in January 2018 as a desktop calendar in three languages: English; Spanish; and French). The course content was co-created between February and June 2017 as part of an ESRC Impact Acceleration Award. The content draws on both the methods and findings of Mobility, Mood and Place (MMP), specifically MMP's exploration of the use of co-design techniques by early career designers and older people. The one-day session is divided into two parts: a morning of theory; and an afternoon of co-design activities based in and around CAE's training suite in central London. A pilot version was delivered on 26th June 2017 by Jean Hewitt (CAE) and Iain Scott (MMP), with assistance from Dr Katherine Brookfield and Máire Cox (both MMP).
Collaborator Contribution CAE is marketing the course, and providing the training suite. The morning (theory) session includes CAE's material on inclusive design, including the legislative framework. Overall, the course has been co-designed such that CAE can continue to deliver it, subject to market demand, beyond the duration of MMP's Impact Acceleration Award.
Impact Eight participants attended the pilot session of the course in June 2016, drawn from a target group of stakeholders (commercial and local authority planners, urban designers and architects, plus access consultants and members of Future for London and Urban Design London). Each filled in an evaluation form. Feedback was overwhelmingly positive and, between June and December 2017, was fed into the development of the finalised version of the course. This finalised version was delivered - in the first instance - at the CAE training suite on 28th March 2018, with four participants and, again, very positive feedback. The course may run again in the future.
Start Year 2017
 
Description MMP Age Scotland 
Organisation Age UK
Department Age Scotland
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Research evidence and Knowledge Exchange
Collaborator Contribution Advisory Group Membership; access to older people's groups; access to networks and dissemination
Impact not yet
Start Year 2013
 
Description MMP Alzheimer Scotland 
Organisation Alzheimer Scotland
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Research evidence and Knowledge Exchange
Collaborator Contribution Advisory Group Membership; access to older people's groups; access to networks and dissemination
Impact not yet
Start Year 2013
 
Description MMP Anderson Bell Christie 
Organisation Anderson Bell Christie Architects
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Research evidence and Knowledge Exchange
Collaborator Contribution Advisory Group Membership; access to networks and dissemination
Impact not yet
Start Year 2013
 
Description MMP Architecture and Design Scotland 
Organisation Architecture and Design Scotland
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Research evidence and Knowledge Exchange
Collaborator Contribution Advisory Group Membership; access to networks and dissemination
Impact not yet
Start Year 2013
 
Description MMP Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland 
Organisation Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Research evidence and Knowledge Exchange
Collaborator Contribution Advisory Group Membership; access to older people's groups; access to networks and dissemination
Impact not yet
Start Year 2013
 
Description MMP Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (COSLA) 
Organisation Convention of Scottish Local Authorities
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Research evidence and Knowledge Exchange
Collaborator Contribution Advisory Group Membership; access to networks and dissemination
Impact not yet
Start Year 2013
 
Description MMP DPT Urban Design 
Organisation DPT Urban Design
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Research evidence and Knowledge Exchange
Collaborator Contribution Advisory Group Membership; access to networks and dissemination
Impact not yet
Start Year 2013
 
Description MMP Design for All Foundation 
Organisation Design for All Foundation
Country Spain 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Research evidence and Knowledge Exchange
Collaborator Contribution Advisory Group Membership; access to older people's groups; access to networks and dissemination
Impact not yet
Start Year 2013
 
Description MMP Emotiv Lifesciences Inc 
Organisation Emotiv
Country United States 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Research evidence and Knowledge Exchange
Collaborator Contribution Advisory Group Membership; access to networks and dissemination
Impact not yet
Start Year 2013
 
Description MMP Homes for Scotland 
Organisation Homes for Scotland
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Research evidence and Knowledge Exchange
Collaborator Contribution Advisory Group Membership; access to networks and dissemination
Impact not yet
Start Year 2013
 
Description MMP Landscape Institute 
Organisation Landscape Institute
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Research evidence and Knowledge Exchange
Collaborator Contribution Advisory Group Membership; access to networks and dissemination
Impact not yet
Start Year 2013
 
Description MMP Living Streets Scotland 
Organisation Living Streets
Department Living Streets Scotland
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Research evidence and Knowledge Exchange
Collaborator Contribution Advisory Group Membership; access to networks and dissemination
Impact not yet
Start Year 2013
 
Description MMP Manchester City Council 
Organisation Manchester City Council
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Research evidence and Knowledge Exchange
Collaborator Contribution Advisory Group Membership; access to older people's groups; access to networks and dissemination
Impact not yet
Start Year 2013
 
Description MMP NHS Lothian 
Organisation NHS Lothian
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Research evidence and Knowledge Exchange
Collaborator Contribution Advisory Group Membership; access to networks and dissemination
Impact not yet
Start Year 2013
 
Description MMP NHS Research Scotland 
Organisation NHS Research Scotland
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Research evidence and Knowledge Exchange
Collaborator Contribution Advisory Group Membership; access to networks and dissemination
Impact not yet
Start Year 2013
 
Description MMP NRS Stroke Research Network 
Organisation NRS Scottish Stroke Research Network
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Research evidence and Knowledge Exchange
Collaborator Contribution Access to participants, networks and dissemination
Impact not yet
Start Year 2013
 
Description MMP National Library of Scotland 
Organisation National Library of Scotland
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Research evidence and Knowledge Exchange
Collaborator Contribution Advisory Group Membership; access to data
Impact not yet
Start Year 2013
 
Description MMP Stroke Association 
Organisation Stroke Association
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Research evidence and Knowledge Exchange
Collaborator Contribution Advisory Group Membership; access to networks and dissemination
Impact not yet
Start Year 2013
 
Description MMP Sustrans 
Organisation Sustrans
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Research evidence and Knowledge Exchange
Collaborator Contribution Advisory Group Membership; access to networks and dissemination
Impact not yet
Start Year 2013
 
Description 5th Fábos Conference on Landscape and Greenway Planning, Budapest - Catharine Ward Thompson 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 'Urban green/blue space, resilience and health', paper invited for keynote at 5th Fábos Conference on Landscape and Greenway Planning, Budapest, Hungary, of c. 100 academic and practitioner participants
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Keynote talk at Habitats for Healthy Ageing Conference. Edinburgh, 5/10/16- Jamie Pearce 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Jamie Pearce gave presentation entitled The life course of places, health & mobility
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description The 'lifecourse of place': a new approach for understanding healthy ageing?  
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact An invited seminar to Swedish academics at Lund University which prompted discussion about the methodological contribution of the research and its transferability to a Swedish context.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description 'Making friendlier cities for all' event at Futurebuild 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 'What makes a city work for older people?'
nvited presentation as part of 'Making friendlier cities for all' event at Futurebuild 2019, Urban Infrastructure Hub, ExCeL London, 5th March 2019 (c. 50 attendees - practitioners and industry reps)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.futurebuild.co.uk/seminars#/
 
Description 1.12.14 'What contribution can technology make for the long term care of older people?' Annual Research day, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, University of Toronto, Canada 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact General discussion about the contribution about technology on the long term care of older people, including a discussion on the mobility, mood and place project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description 11.5.16 'Housing and Long Term Care: A challenge for Europe'. The European Federation for Living, Helsinki, Finland 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The presentation was about housing and long term care for older people incl a section on the importance of mood and mobility.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description 11.7.16 'Ageing and Technology', KCL International Summer School, London 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact A presentation to international undergraduate students about ageing and technology where the project mobility mood and place was discussed.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description 12.2.15 'An Age Friendly London? Social Care Workforce Research Unit, KCL conference on Compassionate Care 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Conference for older people and their carers and professionals about an age-friendly London. Including a discussion on the mobility, mood and place project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description 13.2.14 Centre for Ageing Research in Ireland. Seminar on Housing for an Ageing Population Belfast, Ireland title: Housing, long term care and the older population' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Wide discussion on housing for older people bringing in the importance of mobility mood and place for policy makers, politicians and older people themselves.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description 14.11.16 'Age Friendly Cities' International Conference on. Age Friendly Cities organised by the Mayor of London 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The Mayor of London organised a conference to share international experiences of age-friendly cities. A Tinker gave a presentation which included the mobility, mood and place project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description 14.4.16 'The Institute of Gerontology and its research' Silver Marque conference, London 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact During a discussion about the inst. of Gerontology the project mobility, mood and place was discussed.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description 14.7.14 Departments of Nursing and Management, University of Utrecht, Netherlands Title: 'Older people, health and technology' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact General discussion about older people, health and technology which included the influence of mood on older people's health.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description 16.3.15 'An Age Friendly city: How far has London come?' Greater London Authority conference 'Successful Cities, Positive ageing', In the presence of all the major political parties who responded to the presentation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Launch of the age-friendly city London report which included a discussion on mobility, mood and place in the presence of the major political parties who responded to the presentation.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description 17.3.16 'Urban Health' Social Science Health and Medicine Undergraduate Research Showcase, KCL 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Presentation about urban health which included a discussion about mobility, mood and place.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description 18.11.15 'Age Friendly Cities', Social Science Health and Medicine, KCL seminar 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Academic seminar to discuss age-friendly cities which included a discussion on the mobility, mood and place project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description 19.5.15 'Housing vulnerable people'. Committee on the Ageing, Western Australia, Perth, Australia 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact General discussion with policy makers about housing vulnerable older people which included a discussion on mobility mood and place.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description 2016 Building for Health & Well-Being, ACSA/ASPPH Fall Conference is the first-ever joint conference between the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) and Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH). We will connect academics, practitioners, and policy makers who are exploring issues at the intersection of design, the built environment and public health at all scales - from materials to buildings to landscapes to urban and social systems. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This was plenary presentation at an international audience of public health and design practitioners and academics, drawing on findings from WP2, entitled "The ageing urban brain: changes in brain activity in older people from walking in the city", raising awareness of the project and it's outcomes to largely USA audience. This has resulted in a follow on invitation for the lead presenter, Jenny Roe, to join a working group in mental health and the built environment, convening in Stanford University mid-March 2017, with an accompany plenary by the researcher.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.aspph.org/event/building-for-health-well-being-conference-2/
 
Description 21.5.15 'Mobility, Mood and Place' Centre for Housing, Urban and Regional Planning, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation solely on the mobility mood and place project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description 22.10.14 Mobility, Mood and Place with Catherine Ward-Thompson, Social Science, Health and Medicine, KCL seminar 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation about the main research project: mobility mood and place to gain interaction from academics.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description 22.5.15 'Housing developments in the UK', Age Care seminar, Adelaide, Australia 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact A general discussion about housing developments in the UK which included a discussion on Mobility Mood and Place.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description 26.10.15 'Mobility, Mood and Place' Royal Society of Medicine 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Specific presentation on the research project mobility, mood and place.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description 29.10.15 'The housing and support needs of older people' Conference Cluid Housing, Dublin, Ireland 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A general discussion about the housing and support needs of older people which included a discussion on the mobility, mood and place project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description 30.9.16 'The involvement of older people in the design of environments'. International Society of Gerontechnology, Nice, France. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This presentation was specifically on the mobility mood and place project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description 30.9.16'Age Friendly Cities: Lessons from London' International Society of Gerontechnology, Nice, France 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The presentation was about age friendly cities but illustrated by examples from the mobility, mood and place project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description 4.11.14 'An Age Friendly London' Greater London Assembly Older People's forum. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Patients, carers and/or patient groups
Results and Impact Meeting with older people to gain their reactions to study age-friendly London which included a discussion on the mobility, mood and place project
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description 8th European Public Health Conference, Milan: Mobility, Mood and Place - Catharine Ward Thompson 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation by Catharine Ward Thompson, 'Mobility, Mood and Place: innovative approaches to understanding how older people experience and respond to the built environment', presented at the 8th European Public Health Conference, Milan, 14th - 17th October 2015. c. 30 attended, including public health professionals, policy-makers, academics, etc.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description 9.3.14 Symposium at the Medical School, University of Warwick Title: 'Wellbeing and Universal Design' 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact International conference to share experience of wellbeing and universal design.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description 9th European Public Health Conference Vienna 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Life course of place: using GIS to integrate longitudinal environmental measures with cohort data. Conference presentation.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://ephconference.eu/future-conferences-128
 
Description ARCC Network, UKCIP (UK Climate Impacts Programme) stakeholder workshop - Catharine Ward Thompson 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Mobility, Mood and Place: A three-year, interdisciplinary project to help create guidance on Habitats for Happy and Healthy Ageing. Ageing and Mobility in the Built Environment. ARCC Network, UKCIP (UK Climate Impacts Programme) stakeholder workshop, Friends Meeting House, London, 4th April 2017. 40 academics, policy-makers, third sector.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Academy of Urbanism Event 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A presentation followed by an expert panel discussion on ageing and place.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Access Association Seminar : Raising Standards in Inclusive Design 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This one day seminar in Leeds was a chance to share project progress with new contacts, including one of the speakers (Alastair Somerville of Acuity Design) and an exhibitor (Jean Hewitt, the Centre for Accessible Environments). It was also a chance to reconnect with Nicola Mathers of Design Council / CABE through whom we can share best practice via the Inclusive Environments Hub.

UPDATE (March 2017): The relationship with the Centre for Accessible Environments (CAE) has gone from strength to strength. CAE wrote the foreword for our A-Z of Co-Design, distributed it free to over 600 subscribers of industry journal, Access by Design, and exhibited at the MMP conference. The Centre is now partnering our ESRC IAA to develop a training programme (based on the A-Z) for professional practitioners. Staff and Board members attended our reception at the House of Lords; as did Alastair Somerville and Nicola Mathers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Active Living Research Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact conference presentation linked to mobility, mood and place project
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Active Living Research Conference 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 2 conference presentations which led to further questions and discussion afterwards.
"Active living: everyday aspects of urban environments and older adults' outdoor mobility" (WP1)
"Mobility choices in older adults: the role of emotional responses to place" (WP2)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description American Association of Geographers 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact conference presentation associated with the mobility, mood and place project
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Arkitekten journal article 2017 - Catharine Ward Thompson 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Published article and photograph in Arkitekten, the Swedish professional architecture journal, on my research

"Catharine Ward Thompson is researching how people are affected by

living with or without access to a green area. The results show a clear

difference in physical and mental health".
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://arkitekten.se/nyheter/nya-hedersdoktorn-jag-forskar-om-sadant-vi-redan-vet/
 
Description Association of American Geographers (AAG) conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A conference presentation (titled "Mobility, mood and place: Mobility choices in older adults and emotional responses to place") which led to further questions and discussion afterwards
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description BBC1 television series "Holding back the years" 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Bill Turnbull, star of BBC's Breakfast News TV, Strictly Come Dancing, Classic FM etc., came to the Psychology department on 23rd January 2017 with a BBC film crew to find out about the Lothian Birth Cohort 1936 (LBC1936)/Disconnected Mind study.

BBC1 are planning a series in the Spring called 'Holding back the years'. Each programme will feature a celebrity revisiting a place that means a lot to them, and the programmes will have a focus on the processes of human ageing. Mr Turnbull was at the University of Edinburgh in the 1970's (he shared a flat with Gordon Brown for a term!), and so his programme is based here. It was natural that, to find out more about ageing, and with an Edinburgh locus, he and the BBC filming team visited the LBC1936. A busy afternoon's filming was filled with his interviewing LBC1936 Director Ian Deary, speaking with about a dozen of the LBC1936 participants, and seeing and taking part in some cognitive testing. Look out for the series, especially the Edinburgh-based Bill Turnbull programme in a few months' time.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.ccace.ed.ac.uk/node/340
 
Description Bielefeld Healthy Urban Landscapes of the Future conference - Catharine Ward Thompson 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Presentation by Catharine Ward Thompson. Talk sparked discussion and requests for publications

Requests for visits to our research centre (OPENspace) by professors planning sabbaticals
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.conference-healthy-urban-landscapes.de
 
Description Biophilic Cities Webinar 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Gave a webinar talk for the Biophilic Cities Fall 2014 series. This reached a global audience
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://biophiliccities.org/webinar-series/
 
Description Blue Mind 4 - Open the Blue Door - Catharine Ward Thompson 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation by Catharine Ward Thompson: What blue and green spaces afford: wellbeing and privacy in the landscape. Invited presentation at Blue Mind 4, Open the Blue Door conference, 10th-12th June 2014, Bedruthan Steps, Cornwall. Invitation-only audience of c. 70 practitioners, activists and academics. Discussion and interest in our research

tbc
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.wallacejnichols.org/122/blue-mind.html
 
Description British Society of Gerontology Conference - Catharine Ward Thompson 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 'Lifetime experience or moment by moment? Environmental influences on mobility and mood in older age', invited keynote presentation to audience of about 80-100 practitioners, gerontologists, etc
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description British Society of Gerontology Special Interest Group on Research on Transport and Mobility - Catharine Ward Thompson 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Habitats for active ageing: Age-friendly place-making. Later life mobility: From home to neighbourhood and community. Inaugural meeting of the British Society of Gerontology Special Interest Group on Research on Transport and Mobility. Oxford Brookes University, 21st April 2017. 20 academics and policy-makers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description CLOSER workshop, London, 22/11/16- Jamie Pearce 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Jamie Pearce gave presentation entitled: Why does geography matter? in the closer workshop: Using geographical data in longitudinal studies: Value, challenges & examples.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.closer.ac.uk/event/geographical-data-workshop/
 
Description CRASSH seminar series, 'Ageing and the City', University of Cambridge 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact 'The challenge of inclusive design - getting it right for all ages (and why this matters)'.
Invited presentation at Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH) seminar series, 'Ageing and the City', University of Cambridge, 16th May 2018. (c. 20 attendees - academics, practitioners, public)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Cambridge Future Cities Conference - Catharine Ward Thompson 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 'Urban green/blue space, resilience and human health', invited talk to Cambridge Future Cities Conference of c. 60 multi-disciplinary professionals, policy-makers and academics
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description City Health Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact conference presentation linked to mobility, mood and place project
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description City of Edinburgh Council and City of Geneva - Katherine Brookfield 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Researcher Katherine Brookfield invited by the City of Edinburgh Council Health and Social Care to provide an overview of the project Mobility, Mood and Place to a local government delegation from the City of Geneva, 8th July 2014.

tbc
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Co-Design Workshop run with delegates at the British Society of Gerontology Annual Conference. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Half-day Co-Design Workshop run with post-graduate students of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, research and studio staff and conference delegates from various fields.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Co-Design Workshops with Members of the Public in London 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Co-Design and Research Workshops with Older People and post-graduate students of Architecture and Landscape Architecture in Hackney Wick, London leading to more informed design of age friendly environments and exhibited at degree show, Edinburgh College of Art.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Co-Design Workshops with Older members of the public in Manchester 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Co-Design and Research workshops with older participants and postgraduate students of Architecture generating data for the MMP project and leading to exhibition of student work at degree show.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Co-Design Workshops with Older members of the public in Orkney Islands, UK 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Co-design and Research workshops in Kirkwall, Orkney Islands UK, with older people participants and undergraduate and postgraduate students of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, leading to exhibition of designs for age friendly environments at degree show, Edinburgh College of Art.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Complexity and uncertainty in geography of health research: incorporating a 'life course of place' perspective 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Around 80 policymakers, academics and postgraduate students attended an invited seminar at the University of Edinburgh which led to a wide-ranging discussion on the implications of early life environments for healthy ageing, including the lessons for policymakers
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Covenant on Demographic Change (Brussels) - Catharine Ward Thompson 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Mary Craig, policy expert, attended the launch of the Covenant on Demographic Change. Signed up to the Covenant as a founding member. Raised awareness of and interest in MMP amongst other international delegates. (EP/K037404/1 - Mobility, Mood and Place)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Design for Ageing RIBA Research Symposium - Catharine Ward Thompson 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation by Catharine Ward Thompson: Outdoor Spaces: Barking Town Centre, response to design presented by Liza Fior, muf architects, and presentation of my own research; invited presentation at Design for Ageing RIBA Research Symposium, London, 18th November 2014. 60 professionals and academics.

Interest in our publications and research
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.architecture.com/ageingsymp
 
Description Designing across the generations for age-friendly places 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact This event was hosted at the headquarters of Architecture and Design Scotland (A&DS), Scotland's national champion for placemaking, and MMP project partner. Featuring talks by Catharine Ward Thompson and Iain Scott (both of MMP) and Diarmaid Lawlor (A&DS), it was held to celebrate the launch of industry-focused publication, 'Mobility. Mood. Place.
Intergenerational co-design for age-friendly places'. The event was advertised by way of a guest blog post by Iain Scott on the A&DS website, which was also shared by the organisation in its e-newsletter, leading to a capacity sign-up weeks before the event in November 2017. Feedback (gathered by SurveyMonkey) was very positive, with comments including "I have shared the booklet with my colleagues and shared the blog with my colleagues also! Great stuff!", "Always good to hear about research which is applicable to practice. Good opportunity to meet new people and catch up old friends" and "Useful to understand the depth of the research project and to receive the publication which I have now shared with others".
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.ads.org.uk/age-friendly-places/
 
Description EDRA Los Angeles 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presented a poster and gave a talk using the MMP data at the EDRA conference in Los Angeles, California. This reached an international audience with roughly 40 people attending the talk and various people coming to the poster session.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.edra.org/content/edra46losangeles
 
Description EHPS-Net Meeting Working Group 9 - GIS 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation at Conference 'Life course of place: using GIS to integrate longitudinal environmental measures with cohort data'
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description EUPHA (Glasgow) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presented at the Open Space and Mental Health workshop at this conference to an audience of 51 - 100
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL https://ephconference.eu/conference-glasgow-2014-149
 
Description Ecobuild 2015 Seminar: Down my street - how does the local outdoor environment support wellbeing? - Catharine Ward Thompson 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation by Catharine Ward Thompson: Down my street: how does the local outdoor environment support wellbeing? Seminar presentation as part of the Ecobuild 2015 Design Seminar Theme on 'Designing to promote well-being in and around buildings?' ExCeL London Exhibition and Conference Centre, 3rd March 2015, with over 40 participants as part of a much larger event.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Edinburgh City Council lunchtime seminar series - Catharine Ward Thompson 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Linking Urban Green Space and Health, invited presentation to Edinburgh City Council lunchtime seminar series, Edinburgh, 30th May 2017. C. 50 local authority attendees.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Edinburgh Friends of Parks Group - Catharine Ward Thompson 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Linking Urban Green Space and Health. Presentation to Edinburgh Friends of Parks group, Edinburgh City Council Chambers, 28th November 2017 (c. 25 members of public in Edinburgh and a few City parks officers)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Edinburgh International Science Festival: Habitats for Happy Ageing - Catharine Ward Thompson 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Habitats for Happy Ageing: why do we all need to get outdoors more? Presentations by Catharine Ward Thompson, Jamie Pearce and other members of the Mobility, Mood and Place research team to Edinburgh International Science Festival event 'Habitats for Happy Ageing', University of Edinburgh, 8th April 2015, attended by 38 people from the general public. This event was pioneering in attracting a new audience of older people to Science Festival and University events
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Edinburgh Science Festival 2017: Why Places Matter for Mental Health - Catharine Ward Thompson 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Urban Nature and Mental Health. Presentation and round table discussion at Edinburgh Science Festival, part of Why Places Matter for Mental Health event. Summerhall, Edinburgh, 11th April 2017. 50 public, professionals, policy-makers, third sector representatives.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Edinburgh Speakers Festival - Ian Deary 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The new Edinburgh Speakers Festival 2016 took place from 9th-11th September and our own CCACE Director was invited to be part of this year's prestigious line-up. Speakers covered a large variety of topics including cognitive ageing, devolution, politics, history, literature, fashion, Islam, capitalism, cycling, RBS, the Lockerbie bombing, whisky and women's equality, but all with a focus on Scotland. Ian's talk was entitled "Understanding Healthy Cognitive Ageing: Scotland's Unique Contribution" and took place on Saturday 10th September.

This is what Ian said about the event:

"Well" said Disconnected Mind Director Ian Deary, "That's the first time I have been on the same bill as Ken Livingstone and Ruth Davisdson! What an ecclectic programme." Ian spoke on healthy cognitive ageing to an audience at the Edinburgh Speakers Festival. Of course, the LBC1936's results were highlighted, with a focus on the likely protective factors for cognitive ageing. "There was a middle-aged finalist from this year's Brain of Britain Radio 4 show in the audience", said Ian, "so that was a good basis from which to explain how crystallised ability ages pretty well." As usual,the photos of Mr Scott and his brain images went down well with the enthusiastic attendees.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.ccace.ed.ac.uk/node/327
 
Description European BfN/ENCA conference: Biodiversity and Health in the Face of Climate Change - Catharine Ward Thompson 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Linking Landscape Planning and Health - green space and quality of life. Invited plenary presentation to European BfN/ENCA conference 'Biodiversity and Health in the Face of Climate Change, sponsored by German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN) and WHO Regional Office for Europe, Bonn, 27-29th June 2017. c. 190 people from government and NGO policy and planning, academics
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.ecbcc2017.com
 
Description European Public Health Association, Vienna, 9/11/16- Jamie Pearce 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Jamie Pearce gave presentation entitled Life course, green space & mental health in.Part 1: Mental health and outdoor spaces session.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://ephconference.eu/conference-vienna-2016-301
 
Description Festival of Politics: the Future Brain in the Future City - Catharine Ward Thompson 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Invited panellist/presenter contributing to this 'the Future Brain in the Future City' event as part of the Festival of Politics, Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh, 19th August 2016. 21 attendees from general public, free event.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description For Later Life Conference 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact At the invitation of AgeUK, the Mobility, Mood and Place (MMP) team was invited to exhibit at the organisation's annual conference in London, which brings together around 300 stakeholders to share tools and ideas on how we can create a culture of wellbeing in later life. The focus of our exhibition was our A-Z of Co-Design toolkit, which we launched in 2016 in wallchart form and which, at 'For Later Life', we premiered as an animated film. Free copies of the wallchart were available to delegates, as were printed copies of our open access papers. Dr Katherine Brookfield and Iain Scott attended on behalf of MMP. As well as making new connections and sharing resources with research users, the event was a chance to further strengthen our links with Age UK.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.ageuk.org.uk/professional-resources-home/conferences/forlaterlife/
 
Description Forest Research Science Seminar - Catharine Ward Thompson 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited presentation on Woods and Wellbeing: recent evidence on the impacts of improved access to natural environments. Audience of about 35 researchers in various fields, working on behalf go the Forestry industry and Forestry Commission, with a webinar distribution to a larger audience.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.forestry.gov.uk/fr/fss17
 
Description Full day Co-Design workshop run with delegates, researchers, post-graduate students and older people at the Habitats for Happy and Healthy Ageing, MMP conference. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 'Designing for Dementia' workshop based in the Old Town of Edinburgh and the conference venue with a group of international conference delegates, students of Architecture and Landscape Architecture from ESALA and students and staff from the Dementia Centre at Stirling University. Delegates included architects, landscape architects, educationalists, carers, academics and older people.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon, Portugal - Catharine Ward Thompson 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Urban green spaces and health. Keynote presentation at 'Landscape and Life' conference - From Youth to Old Age: the impact of landscape on our lives - international conference. Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon, Portugal, 3-5th May 2017. C. 100 policy-makers, practitioners, academics.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://landscapeandlife.wordpress.com
 
Description Future of London conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Gave a presentation 'Mobility, Mood and Place: How can the design of our neighbourhoods make a difference to keeping healthy and active into older age?'. There were roughly 60 people in the audience from a variety of backgrounds. Connections were made with other organisations.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.futureoflondon.org.uk/knowledge/2018conference/
 
Description GLADS: Good Lives And Decent Societies An interactive workshop - Catharine Ward Thompson 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation by Catharine Ward Thompson: 'The role of access outdoors for mental health'. Invited presentation to GLADS (Good Lives and Decent Societies) workshop, Scottish Universities Insight Institute, 14th May, Edinburgh. Invitation-only audience of c. 25 academics, policy-makers and practitioners. Talk sparked questions and discussions afterwards.

tbc
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.scottishinsight.ac.uk/Programmes/Wellbeing2014/GLADSGoodLivesAndDecentSocieties.aspx
 
Description Gallery Talk at University of Virginia 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Invited public talk at the Architecture Department of University of Virginia titled 'Exploring neural and psychological responses to urban spaces in older people' leading to debate on the topic and hopefully a new way of seeing the natural environment
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Geospatial Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Taught the geospatial methods that were employed in the research study to MSc students. A few of the students started following my rpubs page and undertaking small research projects based on what they had learnt.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://rpubs.com/Marko/SFpres
 
Description Global Urban Research Unit (GURU) symposium, Newcastle - Catharine Ward Thompson 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Urban Design and Human Flourishing. Invited presentation at Global Urban Research Unit (GURU) symposium, Newcastle, 25th May 2017. C. 50 multidisciplinary academics
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Global ageing: Challenges and opportunities conference, Royal Society of Medicine - Catharine Ward Thompson and Chris Neale 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Mobility, Mood and Place: Environmental influences on mobility and mood in older age. Global ageing: Challenges and opportunities conference, Royal Society of Medicine, London, 24th April 2017. 50 people attended workshop - gerontologists, professionals, academics.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Habitats for Happy and Healthy Ageing International Conference 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact International conference with invited speakers, presentations from researchers involved in Mobility, Mood and Place and academics from outwith the project, and interactive activities linked to the research findings. Positive audience feedback. Audience engaged in discussion about the project's findings, requested further information and asked to be kept informed.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.mobilitymoodplace.ac.uk
 
Description Harbin Institute of Technology International Design Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact International Design Workshop on Designing Co-Housing and environments for older people as part of a suite of studios ran by international academics and teachers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017,2018
 
Description Health at the Heart of Urban Development Strategy, European Week of Regions and Cities, Brussels - Catharine Ward Thompson 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Contribution to 'Health at the Heart of Urban Development Strategy' Round table discussion, organised by Agnes Schuurman, Advisor on EU funding at Utrecht Municipality and hosted at Scotland Europa, with representatives from WHO Europe, EU Commission, Cities of Lyon and Utrecht. Part of the European Week of Regions and Cities, Brussels, 11th October 2017 (c. 45 participants, policy-makers, public authorities)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Healthy cognitive ageing - Ian Deary 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Deary, I. J. (2016). Healthy cognitive ageing. University of the Third Age Science Group. Edinburgh UK, March.

Overview of general information on individual differences in human cognitive and brain ageing. Most examples taken from work on the Lothian Birth Cohorts of 1921 and 1936 and other cognitive ageing studies headed by Ian Deary at the University of Edinburgh. Followed by an extended question time raising additional points and ensuring understanding of the key messages.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Healthy cognitive ageing and the Lothian Birth Cohorts of 1921 and 1936 - Ian Deary 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Deary, I. J. (2016). Healthy cognitive ageing and the Lothian Birth Cohorts of 1921 and 1936. The Senior Fellows Club of the Royal Colleges of Physicians and Surgeons of Edinburgh. Edinburgh, UK, May.

Overview of general information on individual differences in human cognitive and brain ageing. Most examples taken from work on the Lothian Birth Cohorts of 1921 and 1936 and other cognitive ageing studies headed by Ian Deary at the University of Edinburgh. Followed by an extended question time raising additional points and ensuring understanding of the key messages.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Honorary doctorate public lecture - Catharine Ward Thompson 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact The urban landscape as a place to flourish - green space, health and quality of life. Public lecture on receiving honorary doctorate, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), Alnarp, 5th October, Uppsala, 6th October, 2017. http://www.slu.se/en/research/academic-events/honorary-doctors-lectures/ c. 50 people, mostly students and academics
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.slu.se/en/research/academic-events/honorary-doctors-lectures/
 
Description House of Lords reception - Catharine Ward Thompson 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Mobility, Mood and Place presentation at Evening Reception hosted by Baroness Greengross, House of Lords, attended by about 100 representatives of parliament, public agencies, professional organisations, NGOs and senior academics
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description How much green space is enough? Good enough vs best practice. Invited presentation at Health in Place seminar series - Catharine Ward Thompson 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact How much green space is enough? Good enough vs best practice. Invited presentation at Health in Place seminar series, University of Sheffield, about 55 attendees from public authorities and external as well as internal academics
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://iwun.uk/seminar-how-much-green-space-is-enough-good-enough-vs-best-practice/
 
Description Innovation, collaboration and cross-disciplinary working: shifting the ground of environmental design evidence: invited keynote presentation, EDRA conference, Raleigh, NC, USA - Catharine Ward Thompson 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 'Innovation, collaboration and cross-disciplinary working: shifting the ground of environmental design evidence', invited keynote to an audience of c. 150, EDRA conference, Raleigh, NC, USA
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.edra.org/edra47raleigh
 
Description International Association People-Environment (IAPS) conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A conference presentation was given which led to further questions and discussion afterwards. Title of the presentation was: "Older people's experiences of mobility and mood in an urban environment: A pilot protocol for comparing electroencephalography (EEG) information with self-reports"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description International Longevity Centre (ILC) - UK and Age-UK seminar: Community Matters: are our communities ready for ageing: Getting out and about - Catharine Ward Thompson 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation by Catharine Ward Thompson: Invited presentation in response to the questions: 'Where are we now and where do we want to be?'

tbc
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.ilcuk.org.uk/index.php/publications/publication_details/community_matters_making_our_comm...
 
Description International Symposium of Medical Geography, Vancouver 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A presentation at conference exploring novel approaches in health geography highlighting the life course approach.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Invited Talk on Designing Age Friendly Cities to delegates from Chengdu Planning Management Bureau 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited Talk on Designing Age Friendly Cities to delegates from Chengdu Planning Management Bureau China. Held at Edinburgh College of Art November 2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Invited plenary paper on Landscape and Health presented at: Improving Health through Landscapes and Gardens, conference, Vienna - Catharine Ward Thompson 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Invited plenary paper on 'Landscape and Health' presented at "Improving Health through Landscapes and Gardens", conference at the University College for Agrarian and Environmental Pedagogy, Vienna, Austria, 1st April 2016. Conference of c. 140 attendees, professional practitioners, academics and students. Reported in Austrian National newspaper Der Standard on 6th April 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Invited presentation at Transport Planning and Public Health Seminar: Napier University 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact 'Inclusive access to outdoor environments and landscape and health',
Brief invited presentation at Transport Planning and Public Health Seminar: Towards a healthier Transport System for Scotland, Napier University, Edinburgh, 22nd November 2018 (c. 50 participants - academia, Scottish Government, public agencies).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Lecture for Newcastle University's INSIGHTS Public Lectures programme 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 'The urban landscape as a place to flourish - green space, health and quality of life'
Invited presentation for Newcastle University's INSIGHTS Public Lectures programme, Newcastle, 10th May 2018. (c. 80 attendees, general public, professionals working in landscape and urban design, students, academics).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Lecture on Designing Age Friendly Cities at Yuncheng University China 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Lecture on Designing Age Friendly Cities at Yuncheng University China
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Life course of place: a geographical approach to understanding mental health and cognitive ageing 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact This was a web based seminar with an audience of around 200 (live and subsequent streams) held in Madrid but with viewers around the world.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Linking Landscape Planning and Health - green space and quality of life - Catharine Ward Thompson 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Featured speaking on radio as part of attendance at European BfN/ENCA conference 'Biodiversity and Health in the Face of Climate Change, sponsored by German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN) and WHO Regional Office for Europe, Bonn, 27-29th June 2017. My invited plenary presentation was on Linking Landscape Planning and Health - green space and quality of life

Featured prominently on the radio reporting of the event, together with Beate Jessel, BfN president, see attached audiofile. MDR is a big broadcaster in Germany.


MDR-Aktuell,

29.6.17, 17:52 Uhr

Europäische Tagung "Biodiversity, Health and Climate Change"

Wie sich Klimawandel auf die Gesundheit der Menschen auswirkt

Von Detlef Reepen

http://www.mdr.de/mediathek/radio/mdr-aktuell/index.html#

This was also shared across sister public broadcasters in Germany via WDR

http://www1.wdr.de/mediathek/audio/wdr5/wdr5-leonardo-top-themen/audio-europaeische-tagung-in-bonn--gruenflaechen-halten-menschen-gesund-100.html
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www1.wdr.de/mediathek/audio/wdr5/wdr5-leonardo-top-themen/audio-europaeische-tagung-in-bonn--...
 
Description Meeting with the Centre for Ageing Better 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact This meeting was set up by the Co-ordinator of the Scottish Older People's Assembly and former Strategy Manager for the City of Edinburgh Council's 'City for All Ages' Strategy. It was an opportunity to brief the Centre for Ageing Better's Age-friendly Communities Network Manager on Inclusive Design for Getting Outdoors (I'DGO) and Mobility, Mood and Place and discuss how the Centre, which is Lottery-funded to bridge the gap between research, evidence and practice, could use the projects' methods, findings and outputs in its work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.ageing-better.org.uk/
 
Description Midlothian Science Festival 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact A talk on the project to the midlothian Science Festival on why we would want to create a spatial history of Edinburgh
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Midlothian Science Festival - Katherine Brookfield, Sara Tilley and Catherine Tisch 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Public engagement and outreach by Researchers Katherine Brookfield, Sara Tilley and Catherine Tisch, 15th October 2014.
Feedback from organiser: "They seemed to agree with your research findings, and the book of maps was a real hit! I think the headset really got them thinking about technology in a way they had never considered before".

Interest from older participants in particular
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Midlothian Science Festival presentation/discussion 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 'Open spaces and wellbeing',
One of two invited speakers at Midlothian Science Festival event on 'Happiness in everyday life', organized by Edinburgh Neuroscience, IKEA Edinburgh, 10th October 2018 (c. 45 attendees - general public).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://midlothiansciencefestival.com
 
Description Mobility Mood & Place Plenary Presentation - Designing Age Friendly Environments 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Plenary Presentation at the Mobility Mood and Place Conference with Professor Catharine Ward Thompson. Presenting methodology and findings from 3 years of MMP and related students design projects, (working with older people) on the co-design of age friendly environments. Audience included practitioners, health professionals, care providers, academics, representatives from third sector organisations. Impacts are ongoing with new educational programmes being proposed with the 'Centre for Accesible Environments' on Co-Design and working with older people.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Mobility, Mood and Place presentation at EPH, Vienna - Catharine Ward Thompson 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 'Mobility, Mood and Place', presentation at 'Mental Health and Architecture' pre-conference, c. 50 academic and public health attendees.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Mobility, Mood and Place project launch - Catharine Ward Thompson 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation by Catharine Ward Thompson: Knowledge Exchange and enhanced network to share information among policy-makers and practitioners

tbc
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL https://sites.eca.ed.ac.uk/mmp/
 
Description Mobility, Mood and Place', Catharine Ward Thompson and Anthea Tinker, King's College London 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact A Department of Social Science, Health and Medicine seminar, 22nd October 2014, attended by staff and student academics at King's College London
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Mobility, Mood and Place, Scottish Government - Catharine Ward Thompson 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Mobility, Mood and Place. Invited seminar to Scottish Government, to an invited audience of analysts and policy-makers, Victoria Quay, Edinburgh, 10th May 2017. 20 government analysts and policy-makers
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Mobility, Mood and Place, Social Science, Health and Medicine SUII seminar - Catharine Ward Thompson 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Catharine Ward Thompson, Presenter and co-host of 'Memory Friendly Neighbourhoods: the Scottish Context' workshop, Scottish Universities Insight Institute, Glasgow and Kirkintilloch, 11th - 12th September 2014; c.40 invited (non-paying) audience of researchers, practitioners and local people with dementia and their carers.
Talk sparked questions and discussion afterwards

tbc
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.scottishinsight.ac.uk/Programmes/Programmes201314/MemoryFriendlyNeighbourhoods.aspx
 
Description Mobility, Mood and Place: Habitats for Happy and Healthy Ageing - Catharine Ward Thompson 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Mobility, Mood and Place: Age-friendly environments, plenary presentation (with Iain Scott) and host of the event - the fourth Open Space: People Space conference. Participants from policy and practice as well as academia - c. 85 attendees.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Mobility, Mood and Place: Habitats for Happy and Healthy Ageing Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Gave a presentation on our work on green space and cognitive ageing in later life with active debate after the session, which created several contacts and approaches for further work. Also gave a workshop to approximately 10 delegates on digitization of historical records (maps, graphs, tables, text), which had good feedback, with participants gaining a new insight into generating useful data from these resources.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://sites.eca.ed.ac.uk/mmp/conference/
 
Description Mobility, Mood and Place: How can the design of our homes and neighbourhoods make a difference to keeping healthy and active into older age? - Catharine Ward Thompson 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Mobility, Mood and Place: How can the design of our homes and neighbourhoods make a difference to keeping healthy and active into older age? TalkRegen Seminar given to Wheatley Group, Wheatley Academy, Glasgow, 15th June 2017. C. 50 people from Housing Associations, residents groups, professional designers etc.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Multi-sensory design - creating healthier public spaces 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Participation at the event "Multi-sensory design - creating healthier public spaces", which was organised by the Adaptation and Resilience in the Context of Change (ARCC) Network. Researchers had a stall demonstrating the technology used in the study.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Narrating Archives Historical Geography Conference Edinburgh 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A paper presented at the conference 'Life course of place: using GIS to integrate longitudinal environmental measures with cohort data'
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description National Loneliness Summit 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact OPENspace was asked to exhibit at this, Scotland's first National Loneliness Summit, by the charity Befriending Networks. The event was for an invite-only audience of around 150 higher level strategic professionals and decision makers and reached capacity. Most of the materials we exhibited were related to our work on ageing, including Mobility, Mood and Place and Inclusive Design for Getting Outdoors. The A-Z of Co-Design proved particularly popular with visitors to our stand, as many were seeking ways to work more collaboratively with partners and communities. Therefore, even if our research questions were not of particular relevance to them, our methods were. For example, the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, who are currently looking at ways to make the service more inclusive. A number of the following asked for business cards so that they could get in touch to arrange a longer / more targeted meeting: Alison Clyde (Generations Working Together); Anne Connor (Outside the Box); Heather Edwards (Care Inspectorate); Karen Windle (University of Stirling); Peggy Winford (Scottish Government); Scott Neill (City of Edinburgh Council).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.voluntarysectorgateway.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/National-Summit-on-Loneliness-and-S...
 
Description Nature-Based Solutions to Climate Change in Urban Areas and their Rural Surroundings, Bonn - Catharine Ward Thompson 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Nature-based solutions as inclusive spaces: Links to people's health, wellbeing and quality of life, invited plenary presentation by Catharine Ward Thompson for Nature-Based Solutions to Climate Change in Urban Areas and their Rural Surroundings - Linkages between Science, Policy and Practice, organized by the German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN) and the European Network of Heads of Nature Conservation Agencies (ENCA), Bonn, Germany, 17th - 19th November 2015. c. 180 policy-makers, government, health agency and academic attendees.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://www.bfn.de/23056.html
 
Description Neurourbanism Workshop at UVA 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Postgraduate students (roughly 15) took part in a workshop learning how to design, run and analyse studies using mobile EEG and other cognitive measures
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://goo.gl/Y0sYNk
 
Description Official opening of the Centre for Dementia Prevention 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact OPENspace was invited to exhibit at the opening of this new centre based at the University of Edinburgh, which brings together social and clinical science researchers who focus on dementia. As exhibitors, we were introduced to HRH The Princess Royal (who officially opened the centre) and spoke to her about Mobility, Mood and Place and other OPENspace-led research. The majority of other attendees were representing third sector organisations, so our conversations focused on how they could use our research in their campaigns. Visitors to our stand included team members from Faith in Older People, with whom we have since met to discuss their emerging guidance on dementia-friendly communities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://centrefordementiaprevention.com/
 
Description Oral presentation at GIScience Research Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presented findings at the 26th Annual GIScience Research event in Leicester. Stimulated interest in lifecourse methods.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://leicester.gisruk.org/programme/
 
Description Penicuik University of the Third Age - Ian Deary 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Penicuik U3A discuss healthy cognitive ageing
"It's always a good sign when they have to put out extra chairs," said Ian Deary, after his talk on 16th February to Penicuik's branch of the University of the Third Age. "They said they usually get 30-50 people, but I lost count after 60. It's great to see such enthusiasm for hearing about healthy cognitive ageing and the Lothian Birth Cohorts' contribution to that. I encouraged people in the audience to ask any questions as we went along, and they were good at that. However, there were lots more excellent questions and discussions at the end of the talk. They wanted to know the evidence about many things, including genetics, dementia, physical exercise, smoking, sleep and cognitive engagement. I was especially pleased, when I was having my tea and custard cream afterwards, when an audience member congratulated my team on demonstrating reverse causation for some potential factors in cognitive ageing!" We note that Ian cycled to and from Penicuik to give the talk, which we hope contributed a little towards keeping him sharp.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.ccace.ed.ac.uk/node/342
 
Description Pint of Science Edinburgh 2017 - Catharine Ward Thompson 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Landscapes of a beautiful mind. Invited presentation at 'Pint of Science Edinburgh 2017', Edinburgh 15th May, 2017. C. 30 students and general public
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Places and Spaces for Health and Wellbeing,Glasgow - Catharine Ward Thompson 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Understanding the role of the built environment and its effect on human health and wellbeing. Places and Spaces for Health and Wellbeing, Saracen House, Glasgow, 25th April 2017. 45 policy-makers, practitioners, academics, third sector.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Plenary Presentation at Mobility Mood and Place: Habitats for Happy Ageing Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Plenary talk with Dr Sara Tilley titled 'Mobility, Mood and Place: Ageing, environment and affect' reaching roughly 70 delegates from across the world sparking discussion and debate of the topic
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://sites.eca.ed.ac.uk/mmp/files/2016/10/MMP-conference-proceedings-161011-FINAL.pdf
 
Description Policy Forum for Northern Ireland Keynote Seminar 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact This event focused on Improving Care for Older People in Northern Ireland. Convened by Claire Sugden MLA, the Chair of the Northern Ireland Assembly's All-Party Group on Ageing and Older People, it took the form of keynote presentations by politicians, senior civil servants and senior representatives of third sector organisations, followed by questions and comments from the floor.

For us, as well as hearing about policy and practice in Northern Ireland (and how it differs from the rest of the UK), it was a chance to reconnect with one of the keynote speakers, Roger O'Sullivan; formerly of CARDI, now Director of the Ageing Research & Development Division at The It was also an opportunity to introduce the second keynote speaker, Chris Matthews (Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety) to our work. He was keen that we keep in touch and provided me with an update on a potential future stream of influence: an emerging Department of Communities in Northern Ireland.

I subsequently submitted a 600-word briefing paper on MMP for inclusion in the official event publication. It has been accepted and will go out to all the event delegates, plus wider contacts in government, the Northern Ireland Assembly and stakeholders more widely.Institute of Public Health in Ireland, who has since emailed me with a number of potential contacts for further dissemination of our research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.policyforumforni.co.uk/forums/event.php?eid=1145
 
Description Pre-conference workshop Mental Health and Wellbeing, 7th European Public Health Conference - Catharine Ward Thompson 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation by Catharine Ward Thompson: Built environment and health: using local neighbourhood environments to support wellbeing, Mental Health and Wellbeing - how natural, built, social and cultural environment gets under the skin. Preconference workshop, EUPHA section on Public Mental Health, Urban Health and Environment and Health, 7th European Public Health Conference, Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre, Glasgow, 19th November 2014. 40 participants, mostly academics with some health and social care practitioners.

Discussion about green space and health associations
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.ephconference.eu
 
Description Presentation as part of a workshop in 'Engagement in Design' at the Scottish Housing and Support Conference. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Patients, carers and/or patient groups
Results and Impact Presentation as part of a set on issues relating to 'Engagement in Design' for older people in assisted or care accommodation or as part of a housing association. Followed by a chaired discussion with conference delegates on issues arising from the presentations. Delegates reported changes in attitude and outlook, new knowledge and perspectives. Subsequent exchanges with delegates post-conference.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Presentation at Age-FreidnlyCities international conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact I gave presentation at the international conference on Age-Friendly cities held at The Hague on October 2016. This was a three day conference with over 250 delegates mostly from across Europe but also some delegates from China, India and the USA. The presentation I gave was attended by over 50 delegates. In addition to the presentation, I distributed printed materials which outlined our project's work on co-design.
The MMP presentation sparked discussion around ideas of public spaces and how they are used by different generations, the effects of the economic divide between poor and rich older people in terms of access to services and the experience of older migrants in European urban centres. Our research generated a lot of interest with many delegates noting our website address in order to access more information. Several good contacts were also made, most notably in the Netherlands and Belgium.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.thehague-agefriendlycity.com/conference
 
Description Presentation of paper on 'Co-Design- A Report on Collaboration Between Older People and Students of Architecture'. Presented at University of Sheffield conference on 'Challenges and Best Practice in Co-production' on 18th May 2016. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Presentation of Mobility, mood and Place co-design methodologies and outcomes over the first two years of the research project. Contacts made with other academics with a view to discussing potential future collaborations. Co-Design methodologies developed and knowledge accrued is leading to new partnerships with a range of organisations to provide teaching and input on engaging in more effective ways in co-designing with older people, user groups and the general public.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014,2016
 
Description Project dissemination at House of Lords 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Around 100 interested people attended a dissemination and networking event for the Mobility, Mood and Place project
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Public Lecture on Mobility Mood and Place 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Public Lecture on Mobility Mood and Place at Harbin Institute of Technology, China.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017,2018
 
Description Public Sector Show ( London) - Catharine Ward Thompson 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Mary Craig, policy expert, attended Public Sector Show in London to raise awareness of and interest in MMP. (EP/K037404/1 - Mobility, Mood and Place)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Public Sector Show London 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Mary Craig, policy expert, attended this event. Over 500 delegates attended this event in London to discuss pubic sector service delivery.
EP/K037404/1 (Mobility, Mood and Place)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Public Wisdom 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact This one-day event, held in the Conway Hall in central London, was organised by a non-profit, artist-led organisation to raise awareness of older people's contribution to public life and address challenges such as social isolation. I had a good discussion with one of the speakers, Patrick Devlin of Pollard Thomas Edward Architects, about our co-design work with older people and how architects might include some of the techniques in their practice. One to follow up when the A-Z of Co-Design is published. Also, in a meeting with Nicola Mathers of Design Council / CABE the next day, I was able to share examples of Patrick's good practice (his practice co-designed a housing scheme with an older women's collective).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://cubittartists.org.uk/2015/02/16/public-wisdom-2015-aging-creativity-and-the-public-realm/
 
Description Routledge sponsored webinar on Landscape Architecture and Health - Catharine Ward Thompson 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation by Catharine Ward Thompson: Can Landscape architecture improve health? The evidence on access to green space. Presentation to a Routledge sponsored webinar on the theme: Can landscape design/landscape architecture actually improve health? One of three contributions from UK, New Zealand and USA, 31st March 2015, with over 120 international attendees from practice, academia and interested public.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k7IE--03Cb4
 
Description Say Hello to Architecture Project Party 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact This event brought together stakeholders involving in planning and running projects as part of Architecture and Design Scotland's 'Say Hello to Architecture' programme, the national placemaking champion's main contribution to the Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design 2016. I gave a short briefing at the event, focusing on MMP's public-facing outputs for 2016: our exhibition of student work; our A-Z of Co-Design; and our conference day for policy makers and practitioners. This resulted in us being given the right to brand each of our outputs as part of Say Hello to Architecture, the Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design 2016 and the Festival of Architecture 2016, as well as creating new linkages with organisations such as Walking Heads and Can Do Places. I also spoke to A&DS' representative for Scotland + Venice, who is interested in incorporating our co-design work into Scotland's entry to the Venice Biennale.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.ads.org.uk/say-hello-to-architecture/
 
Description Scottish Transport Applications & Research (STAR) conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A conference presentation (titled "Mobility and transport choices in older adults: the role of emotional interactions with place") and conference paper (available online) which led to further questions and discussion with policy makers and professionals
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.starconference.org.uk/star/2016/Tilley.pdf
 
Description Sensing through impairments 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 'Sensing through Impairments' was the fifth in the Feeling Good in Public Spaces series co-hosted by the ARCC Network and the Feeling Good Foundation. The event focused on research and case studies that tackle how to design an environment to empower people who have lost a sense. Held at the central London offices of the IBI Group, where two of the presenters were based, it attracted a capacity crowd of practitioners, early career and established researchers, policymakers and representatives of third sector organisations. For MMP, it was a chance not only to share methods and emerging findings, but to network with some recently-made contacts, including a Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology Research Fellow and the Director of the Centre for Accessible Environments, both of whom we also met (separately) for a longer period the following day. Subsequent to the event, the co-hosts blogged about it on LinkedIn and on the ARCC Network website and will be developing their feature into a longer paper to be published in Access by Design (the journal of the Centre for Accessible Environments).

UPDATE (March 2017): Katherine Brookfield and Sara Tilley have since participated in the final Feeling Good in Public Spaces event and ARCC's Knowledge Exchange Manager attended our reception in the House of Lords. We have been invited to participate in an ARCC initiative to synthesise Design for Wellbeing findings and present them to stakeholders and are attending both events (20th March 2017 in York; 4th April 2017 in London).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/thats-other-people-dear-designing-life-course-public-spaces-turner
 
Description Short talk at Mobility Mood and Place conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact I gave the short Talk titled 'In the mood for a walk in the park: Assessing the quality of outdoor walking amongst the over 65s' at the international Mobility Mood and Place conference
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://sites.eca.ed.ac.uk/mmp/files/2016/10/MMP-conference-proceedings-161011-FINAL.pdf
 
Description Short talk at Mobility Mood and Place conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Gave the short talk titled 'Older people's experiences of mobility and mood in an urban environment: a mixed methods approach' at the Mobility Mood and Place conference
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Short talk at Mobility Mood and Place conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Gave the short talk titled 'Mapping brain imaging as a measure of emotional wellbeing in older people walking in different urban spaces' at the Mobility Mood and Place conference
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Simon Fraser University, Canada, 28/2/17- Jamie Pearce 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Jamie Pearce gave presentation entitled The 'lifecourse of place': an approach for understanding of health, place & inequalities?
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Spaces and Flows conference (Philadelphia) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A conference presentation which led to further questions and discussion afterwards. Presentation title: "Mobility choices in older adults: The role of emotional responses to place"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Sunday Morning With... the LBC1936 - Ian Deary 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The Lothian Birth Cohort 1936 (LBC1936) got a good airing on BBC Radio Scotland on Sunday 26th February 2017. LBC1936 participant Margaret Macintosh and Study Director Ian Deary were interviewed by presenter Cathy MacDonald on the programme Sunday Morning With... "Cathy MacDonald was clearly very taken with the uniqueness and long-term nature of the LBC1936 sample and the importance and range of the findings", said Ian, "and so a piece that was planned to be 5-10 minutes long ran for about 20 minutes. It was great to hear Margaret's enthusiasm for the project, her reflections on what we do, and what we might add to the study." The radio piece was stimulated by the front-page article in The Times on 21st February 2017 which discussed the study on personality stability that was conducted on the LBC1936's sister study, the 6-Day Sample.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08g5h5s#play
 
Description Sustainable Cities: looking to the future - Cambridge Forum for Sustainability and the Environment - Catharine Ward Thompson 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Sustainable Cities: looking to the future - Cambridge Forum for Sustainability and the Environment event, chaired by Catharine Ward Thompson. St Catharine's College, Cambridge, 14th January 2015, over 150 people attended, from the general public to policy-makers and academics
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description The 'lifecourse of place': an approach for understanding of health, place & inequalities?- Jamie Pearce 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Jamie Pearce gave presentation entitled The 'lifecourse of place': an approach for understanding of health, place & inequalities?
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description The British Society of Gerontology 45th Annual Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A conference presentation which led to further questions and discussion afterwards. Presentation title: "Older people's experiences of mobility and mood in an urban environment: a pilot protocol for comparing electroencephalography (EEG) information and with self-reports".
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description The Windsor Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Attending the Windsor Conference to demonstrate mobile EEG, disseminating MMP results in the process.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Timchenko Foundation: Society for all Ages, III National Conference, Moscow - Catharine Ward Thompson 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Presentation by Catharine Ward Thompson: Inclusive access to outdoor environments and quality of life in an ageing society. Invited presentation at the Elena and Gennady Timchenko Foundation Society for all Ages III National Conference on the theme of 'Where and How we Age', Moscow, 8th October 2015. Attended by policy makers, social service providers and lay people.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.ageing-forum.org/en/event/conference-2015-2/
 
Description Tourism Innovations for an Ageing Population 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Organised by Interface, an organisation which connects businesses with academic expertise, this event focused on making tourist destinations more accessible across the lifecourse. It was held at Napier University, Edinburgh, and was attended by industry agencies, companies and researchers. I participated in break-out discussions, and manned a stand at which I distributed materials from the I'DGO TOO and Mobility, Mood and Place (MMP) research projects, including The A-Z of Co-Design. Following the event, Interface asked to come and speak to members of OPENspace research centre regards future opportunities to influence/collaborate with industry.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.interface-online.org.uk/events/tourism-innovations-ageing-population
 
Description University Transport Study Group 49th Annual Conference (Dublin) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A conference presentation which led to further questions and discussion, as well as an invitation to present at Edinburgh Napier University. The title was "Using virtual street audits to understand the walkability of older adults' route choices"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description University of Eichstatt, Germany, 13/1/16- Jamie Pearce 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Jamie Pearce gave presentation entitled Space, place and health inequalities: enhancing health during an era of austerity.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Urban Green Space and Health, Invited public lecture to promote a future conference on Green infrastructure/new challenges for planning urban landscapes, Ljubljana - Catharine Ward Thompson 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 'Urban Green Space and Health' Invited public lecture as introduction to promote a future conference on 'Green infrastructure/new challenges for planning urban landscapes', and to mark Ljubljana as Green Capital of Europe. Organised by the Slovenian Landscape Architecture Association (DKAS) and the University of Ljubljana. Ljubljana Town Hall, Slovenia, 4th April 2016. Attended by c. 90 professionals, policy-makers, academics and students.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Urban Green Space for Health and Wellbeing, Stockholm - Catharine Ward Thompson 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The Urban Landscape as a Place to Flourish: green space near to homes and daily life. Invited presentation at Urban Green Space for Health and Wellbeing conference, Stockholm, 30th November 2017 (c. 50 attendees, landscape architects, planners, and other professionals working in Sweden and Norway)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Urban Health Index - Green Spaces and health: WHO work and future developments, Paris 2018 - Catharine Ward Thompson 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The Urban Landscape as a Place to Flourish: green space near to homes and daily life. Invited presentation as one of "a few international leading experts" to the World Health Organisation workshop on 'Urban Health Index - Green Spaces and health: WHO work and future developments'. The meeting WHO colleagues, both from HQ and Regional Offices, Paris, 27th February 2018. (12 experts on public health and environment attended in total)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Urban Mobility round table, EUROCITIES 2015 conference, Copenhagen/Malmo - Catharine Ward Thompson 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Catharine Ward Thompson was participant in Round table on urban mobility, EUROCITIES 2015 conference, Copenhagen/Malmo 4th - 6th November 2015. c. 45 attendees, city mayors, policy-makers, national and local government employees.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://eurocities2015.kk.dk
 
Description Urban Studies, Glasgow, 14/9/16- Jamie Pearce 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Jamie Pearce gave presentation entitled Life course of place: Understanding excess mortality in Scotland & Glasgow
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description UrbanAdapt: Urban adaptation, planning and practice: supporting nature-based solutions, Prague - Catharine Ward Thompson 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact "Green and blue infrastructure: Links to people's health, wellbeing and quality of life", presentation to audience of c. 70 academics and many policy-makers, at UrbanAdapt international project conference on "Urban adaptation, planning and practice: supporting nature-based solutions", Prague, 18th October 2016.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Valuing Nature conference, Edinburgh - Catharine Ward Thompson 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Nature and Health: what do we know about equity? Presentation at session on Health and Wellbeing, Valuing Nature Annual Conference, Edinburgh, 18th November 2017 (c. 55 academics and policy/NGO representatives)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Wellbeing by Design Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact presentation associated with mobility, mood and place project
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Workshop presentation at international Planetary Health annual meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Getting it right for all ages - why this matters for sustainable and healthy environments,
Invited presentation at workshop session on 'Ageing in Planet: the potential for synergy and sustainability in an ageing world' at international Planetary Health annual meeting, University of Edinburgh, 1st June 2018. (c. 10 attendees, academic and third sector experts).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description YorNight York 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Presented the talk 'What's your brain doing in this place?' at the YorNight event. Used data and methods from the MMP project. Roughly 55-55 people attended this talk.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://yornight.com/2014/activities/health/whats-your-brain-doing-in-this-place/