University College London CRUCIBLE, supported by BBSRC, EPSRC, ESRC and MRC

Lead Research Organisation: University College London
Department Name: Civil Environmental and Geomatic Eng

Abstract

Advances in medical science over the past fifty years have resulted in increasingly ageing populations which now present a major issue for developed and developing countries alike. The challenge for society in the twenty-first century is to ensure that this increased longevity is accompanied by the maintenance of quality of life. The World Health Organisation defines ?active ageing? as ?the process of optimising opportunities for health, participation and security in order to enhance quality of life as people age?. An understanding of the ageing process throughout an individual?s lifetime and what parameters determine quality of life are crucial to conducting research which will provide meaningful solutions on which to base policy decisions. This will need to encompass research on: the basic biology of ageing; diseases/conditions which affect individuals as they age both physically and mentally; therapeutic and other interventions to ameliorate morbidity; epidemiology of ageing populations; engineering, architectural and design considerations; social and cultural issues; ethical and legal ramifications; economic factors. Researchers working in all of these areas can make significant individual contributions to the subject but what is increasingly required is a ?holistic? approach where not only do outcomes in one area inform research in other disciplines but where investigators are able to work together to tackle specific issues (interdisciplinary). Although it is recognised that this method of conducting research is essential to tackling all the major global issues, it is still relatively new and investigators trained to think in this way are few in number. UCL has expertise and experience in all the disciplines listed above and the aim of the Centre will be to add-value to existing research in ageing by encouraging and facilitating a more interdisciplinary approach. Of crucial importance will be the education programmes that are planned which will produce a cadre of future researchers, trained to think more broadly across the disciplines, who are comfortable working outside their core areas of expertise. A further important feature of the Centre will be the involvement of the end-users of the research - the ageing population, whether fit or infirm and frail, - to ensure that the work undertaken and the new ideas generated are truly relevant. A high priority of the Centre will therefore be to ensure translation of outcomes into meaningful benefits for the Lifelong Health and Wellbeing of the general population.

Technical Summary

CRUCIBLE will set up an interdisciplinary research centre which will complement the current activities of the Institute of Healthy Ageing, the existing UCL initiative, which will form the umbrella organisation. It will bring together a wide variety of departments and research groups from across the entire university. This will enable the Centre to stimulate research which is genuinely interdisciplinary so that the problems associated with the improvement of lifelong health and wellbeing can be investigated in their totality. The Centre will set up six resources: a set of interdisciplinary studentships, a creativity laboratory, an interdisciplinary Incubator, a translator to encourage exploitation of the research and translation into practical applications, a number of fellowships to bring world-leading researchers together and a new MSc programme. In addition it will set up a series of Seminars and distinguished lectures in coordination with the IHA series so that UCL and IHA become one of the world?s major centres of excellence in ageing research.

Publications

10 25 50
 
Title Musical Busk Stop 
Description This was a bus stop on Regent Street, London, which was fitted with pressure sensors and loudspeakers so that as people sat on the bench in the stop they could create their own collaborative musical experience. The Busk Stop was devised by Sara Adhitya and the electronics were developed by Goldsmiths College. 450,000 people attended the whole Year of the Bus event, of which this was a part. 
Type Of Art Artistic/Creative Exhibition 
Year Produced 2015 
Impact We have had requests for other examples of interactive artwork ion the transport system, including an invitation to develop more in the 2016 'Public Transport by Design' event on Regent Street. 
 
Title Sound Map 
Description This is a Sound Map produced by Sara Adhitya and presented on Regent Street, London. The artwork was a stylised version of the London Underground Map, with points indicated where sounds of that locality could be generated. This was used by a group of contemporary dancers to create a ballet based on the concurrence of sounds generated by their own movement. This engaged with the general public and we had around 300,000 visitors to the event. 
Type Of Art Performance (Music, Dance, Drama, etc) 
Year Produced 2016 
Impact This event is included in a forthcoming book by Sara Adhitya (Musical Cities), due to be published in 2017 
 
Description Chief Scientific Adviser's Review of the Research in the Department for Transport
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Ensured that lifelong health and wellbeing is enshrined in Departmental policy for research and implementation. Changed the professional structure within the Department for Transort to increase the value placed on engineers and scientists.
 
Description Development of draft NAMA for the Government of Peru
Geographic Reach South America 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
Impact This was a report commissioned through the British Embassy in Lima and working with the Ministries of Environment, Transport and Finance of the Peruvian Government. Our innovation was to bring explicitly into the process the local civil society so that they could impact in what would become a national policy. This draft NAMA was then taken up by the German and British Governments, who, together with the Peruvian Government, developed a new $50m project to implement a working demonstration project designed to demonstrate the impacts of such policies in practice. That project is ongoing.
 
Description ACCA21
Amount £400,000 (GBP)
Funding ID LCCD 
Organisation Administrative Centre for China's Agenda 21 
Sector Public
Country China
Start 01/2009 
 
Description BBSRC
Amount £974,000 (GBP)
Funding ID BB/K007785/1 
Organisation Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start  
 
Description EPSRC Responsive Mode
Amount £99,680 (GBP)
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start  
 
Description Fight for Sight 2012 - 2014
Amount £167,000 (GBP)
Organisation Fight for Sight 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start  
 
Description IUGA Award
Amount £6,000 (GBP)
Organisation International Urogynecological Association (IUGA) 
Sector Learned Society
Country Global
Start  
 
Description JISC Funding
Amount £45,000 (GBP)
Organisation Jisc 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start  
 
Description Lifelong Health and Wellbeing, Phase 3. Pilot Study
Amount £259,953 (GBP)
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Department Lifelong Health and Wellbeing (LLHW)
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start  
 
Description MRC
Amount £785,000 (GBP)
Funding ID MR/K00767X/1 
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start  
 
Description Moorfields Special Trustees Fund 2012
Amount £56,700 (GBP)
Organisation Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust 
Department The Special Trustees of Moorfields Eye Hospital General Fund
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start  
 
Description NHS R&D Mini Grant Scheme
Amount £5,000 (GBP)
Organisation NHS England 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start  
 
Description NIHR Programme Grant for Applied Research
Amount £1,996,343 (GBP)
Organisation National Institute for Health Research 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start  
 
Description Policy Research Prgramme
Amount £341,736 (GBP)
Funding ID PR-R5-0213-25006 
Organisation Department of Health (DH) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2013 
 
Description Programme Grant
Amount £6,244,233 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/J017698/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start  
 
Description Programme Grant
Amount £1,517,586 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/J017698/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start  
 
Description Project Grant
Amount £230,848 (GBP)
Organisation Multiple Sclerosis Society 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start  
 
Description Research Grant
Amount £785,000 (GBP)
Funding ID MR/K00767X/1 
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2012 
End 12/2014
 
Description Research into Ageing & Whittington Health NHS Trust (CRN grant)
Amount £21,000 (GBP)
Organisation Age UK 
Department Research into Ageing Fund (RiAF)
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start  
 
Description Royal Society Grant
Amount £138,000 (GBP)
Organisation The Royal Society 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start  
 
Description Standard Research
Amount £1,280,000 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/K037323/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start  
 
Description Standard Research Grant
Amount £190,601 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/K004506/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start  
 
Description UCL BEAMS Enterprise Grant
Amount £135,355 (GBP)
Organisation University College London 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start  
 
Description UK Co-laboratorium for Research on Infrastructure and Cities (UKCRIC) Person Environment Activity Research Laboratory (PEARL)
Amount £125,000,000 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/P018629/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2017 
End 03/2018
 
Description UKCRIC - Person Environment Activity Research Laboratory
Amount £5,000,000 (GBP)
Organisation University College London 
Department Faculty of Engineering Sciences
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2017 
End 03/2022
 
Description UKCRIC Person Environment Activity research Laboratory (PEARL)
Amount £5,000,000 (GBP)
Organisation University College London 
Department Faculty of Engineering Sciences
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2017 
End 03/2018
 
Description Wellcome Trust Strategic Award
Amount £4,700,000 (GBP)
Funding ID 098565/Z/12/Z 
Organisation Wellcome Trust 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start  
 
Title Interactive Website Forum 
Description The Crucible website offers Crucible members a place to meet collaborators, share and discuss ideas and to post research ideas. The poster of research ideas has control of their idea and can open it to all members or close it to a select few. There is scope to chat to other members and to upload/download documents and discuss them. The website is open to all members of UCL but closed to others to allow an open space to raise ideas without having to worry about ideas being stolen by other research organisations. 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact To date there are 700 Crucible members whom have posted and discuss over 90 research ideas. This has lead to 12 of the feasibility studies being funded by Crucible. The site is continually used by others as a place to visit to find collaborators or information on funding calls and conferences. The site has had over 17500 visits since its launch in 2009. 
 
Description Community involvement in urban design 
Organisation Pontifical Catholic University of Chile
Country Chile 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution This was a capacity building project for local communities, practitioners and politicians. We set up the formative models for how to achieve such collaborations and developed with the local communities the ways of implementing their designs based on knowledge sharing from the two universities involved.
Collaborator Contribution PUCC provided a team of architecture students, anthropologists, geographers and engineers to support the communities during the project.
Impact Exhibition of urban design for El Bosque and Los Morros Direct engagement with the Santiago metro company for implementation of these and other designs in the forthcoming metro expansion project. All multidisciplinary.
Start Year 2016
 
Description ILC- UK and UCL affiliation 
Organisation International Longevity Centre (ILC-UK)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Crucible negotiated and lead this collaboration. This has only just been agreed but is expected to lead to cross organisation reseacrh, publications, seminars and secondments all of which Crucible will organise on behalf of UCL.
Collaborator Contribution This is an affiliation between the ILC UK and UCL which is lead by the Crucible team. The affiliation support cross organisation research and secondments.
Impact This affiliation has only been agreed in August 2011
Start Year 2011
 
Description RICABILITY - Mobility 
Organisation Disabled Living Foundation DLF
Department RICABILITY
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution This collaboration between Crucible and Ricability is a sharing of information and resources. Crucible engages with RICABILITY as a stakeholder at the early stages of some of its research relating to disability and mobility.
Collaborator Contribution Has allowed access to resources, such as potential participants and other funding sources only available to charities.
Impact Crucible gains equipment via RICABILITY for projects and access to potential participants. Equipment is second hand but worth approximateky £8000.
Start Year 2011
 
Description Research Information Manager Scoping Study 
Organisation The British Library
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution This project was a six month scoping study to define the need, explore the benefits and risks, and evaluate the approaches for establishing a dedicated information specialist within a highly multidsciplinary research environment. Crucible was the lead team working on this project, recruiting a full time researcher exclusively for this collaboration.
Collaborator Contribution This project has allowed Crucible to invest in training a UCL research group (the Accessiblity Research Group) in data management methodology.
Impact The project resulted in a report that is currently being finalised that will be disseminated to other universities and academic libraries. The team plan to apply for further funding to pilot this project.
Start Year 2010
 
Description Urban design as a support for democratic approaches to community living 
Organisation Havana University of Technologies José Antonio Echeverría (CUJAE)
Country Cuba 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We provided expertise and knowledge about transport, urban design, economics and society in the Cuban context to support the local CUJAE Architecture team in working with the local community in Centro Habana
Collaborator Contribution CUJAE brought highly skilled academics, teams of students and contacts with Cuban and Havana Governments, local business and industry, a means by which we could interact with Cuban law and urban design opportunities.
Impact Various internal reports so far.
Start Year 2015
 
Description Bruker SPM annual Meeting  
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Paper Presentation
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Health professionals
Results and Impact Thermal denaturation studies of Collagen by MicroThermal Analysis and Atomic Force Microscopy
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description Reading the situation: can the humanities save us in the crisis? 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 30 members of UCL and of the public attended a Crucible Cafe Scientifique where Professor Maurice Biriotti was speaking.

The event sparked questions and a debate afterwards.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
 
Description Advice to new Argentina Government on sustainable design of cities and mobility systems 
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 I was part of a team invited by the British Embassy in Buenos Aires to provide advice and support to the incoming Argentinian government on cities and mobility systems, including urban planning and design, smart cities etc.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Are we making life worse: Panel debate 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 120 people attended a panel discussion organised by Crucible on the role of science in quality of life.

This event fed into a workshop for UCL researchers on the priorities of wellbeing research
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description CPD visit by the Local Government Disabled Access Group 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact We were asked to provide a n=hands on CPD event to discuss the possibilities and practicalities of designing accessible urban environments.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Cafe Scientifique 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Crucible has created a cafe scientifique which does not disseminate results of this project but using academic speakers encourages others to engage with each other and promote multidisciplianry research which is part of the scope of this grant. This cafe began in October 2009 and has continued monthly.

The cafe has generated research ideas which have been added to the Crucible website. The cafe has also allowed researchers from different backgrounds to meet and discuss potential projects. The cafe has also allowed members of the public to interact with researchers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2009,2010,2011
 
Description Collagen Nanomechanics 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Paper Presentation
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact talk on Collagen Nanomechanics at Ecole Centrale, Lyon, France
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description Conference Presentation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience Health professionals
Results and Impact A Crucible researcher has presented a paper "The social gradient in health: how fair retirement could make a difference" from their project "Health Equality, Wellbeing and Fair Retirement" at a conference in Cambridge and a meeting at OECD in Paris.

Dissemination of research outputs
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
 
Description Conference Presentation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience Health professionals
Results and Impact Presented at a conference in Edinburgh, 23rd September 2009. Organised by the 'Touching the Untouchable' Heritage/Science
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2009
 
Description Conference Presentation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience Health professionals
Results and Impact 'Arts in healthcare' Annual Conference, April 2009, Buffalo, USA.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2009
 
Description Conjuring a rabbit out of a cap 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 30 members of UCL and of the public attended a Crucible Cafe Scientifique where Dr Buzz Baum was speaking.




The event sparked questions and a debate afterwards.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description Cross discipline presentation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience Health professionals
Results and Impact Health Economics and Decision Sciences Group, School of Health and Related Research, University of Sheffield

Cross discipline talk between philospohy, economics and health.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
 
Description Cross discipline presentation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience Health professionals
Results and Impact Health Economics Unit, School of Health and Population Science, University of Birmingham

Cross discipline understanding between philospohy, economics and health groups
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
 
Description Ethnicity and academic performance in UK trained doctors and medical students 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 30 members of UCL and of the public attended a Crucible Cafe Scientifique where Dr Katherine Woolf was speaking.




The event sparked questions and a debate afterwards.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description Fair Society, Healthy Lives 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 50 people attend the Crucible Cafe Scientifique to hear Professor Sir Michael Marmot speak.

Debate
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Growing old disgracefully 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 60 members of UCL and of the public attended a Crucible Cafe Scientifique where Professor Nick Tyler was speaking.


Understanding how people interact with the environment and how this might change as people age is a crucial issue for researchers into ageing. This is reflected in research into vision, hearing and cognitive issues as well as the neurology of the ageing brain. However, how much do we look at the 'other' side of this issue - the constructed environment and consider how this is an ageing issue? Maybe this could give guidance to the research agenda so that therapies and interventions can be more effective in practice as people age.


The event sparked questions and a debate afterwards.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2009
 
Description Healing Heritage exhibition 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Healing Heritage exhibition has held at UCL in the North Lodge that ran initially from 4-28 July, 2011. The explained the Crucible project about the therapeutic value of handling museum objects.

Within this exhibition there were displays of the development of the tactile measure with some prototypes on display on the plinth below.


The event was so popular with the public that it was extended until 16 Aug 2011.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description Human Enhancement 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 20 people participated in a debate about human enhancement run y Perry Walker from The New Economics Foundation

This debate engaged a younger audience of high school students
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Investigating the Suitability of Social Robots for the Wellbeing of the Elderly 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience Health professionals
Results and Impact This study aims to understand if, and how, social robots can promotewellbeing in the elderly. This work describes a
new investigation based on focus groups and home studies, in which we produced a set of requirements for social robots that reduce loneliness and improve psychological wellbeing among the elderly. The requirements were validated with the participants of our study.
The presentation aimed to interest more computer scientists into working on projects about older peoples health.

The findings of the Crucible Social Robots porject was presented to th International Conference of the HUMAINE Association on Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction in Memphis.
We anticipate that the results of this work will lead to the design of a new social robot more suited to improving wellbeing of the elderly.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description L'Oreal Presentation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Presented to members of L'Oreal in Paris, France. Topic of talk was "Collagen at the Nanoscale"

Development of a relationship between UCL and l'Oreal
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description Lecture given to Xi'an Jiaotong University 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact This lecture was about future cities and the role of architects and engineers in creating them together with the local communities
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Lecture to Chongqing University 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact This was a lecture delivered to engineering and architecture students about the design of future cities for better health and sustainability
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Lecture to Universidad Nacional de Colombia - Sede Medellin 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact This was a lecture on the philosophy of urban design and transport systems for future sustainable and civilised cities, Students attending this lecture have since been enquiring about possible postgraduate courses and research degrees.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Letter to The Times 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A letter to The Times regarding Crucibles work in urinary medicine. Titled "Progress in Urinary Medicine" in the 20th September 2011 edition

the letter was written as a response to an article in a previous edition about the lack of research in urinary medicine. The impact has been to make health professionals aware of the work being achieved by Crucible.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description Loneliness in Older Age 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 40 members of UCL and of the public attended a Crucible Cafe Scientifique where Professor Steven Illife, Dr Aparna Shankar, Professor Philip Tew, was speaking.



The event sparked questions and a debate afterwards.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description Member of assessment team of RENKEI projects in Osaka, Japan 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Students from UK and Japanese universities were invited to a workshop to work together in bi-national teams to create new solutions for making the world a better and more sustainable place. Students from previous RENKEI workshops attended and testified to the way in which it had changed their whole approach to their studies, employment and life in general.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Member of the judging panel Engineers Without Borders 'Engineering Challenge (2016) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact THe Engineering Challenge award is a scheme set up by Engineers Without Boarders UK to stimulate creative and innovative thinking and design in all branches of engineering in undergraduate students. there were about 50 participants from a variety of universities. Discussions with the participants and the President of the IET showed just how valuable this exercise is in relation to generating a new generation of creative engineers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Member of the judging panel for the Unlimited Doha Design Prize 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This was a Design Prize about future cities initiated by the Emirate and the British Council. The immediate event was attended by around 50 people, including the prize-winning teams, and the subsequent publicity reached a much wider audience.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Microsoft KINECT , 3D scanning and Wellbeing 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact 20 people participated in a demostration and lecture of 3D scanning software.

The information and discussion from this event fed into a workshop for UCL researchers on the research priorities in wellbeing.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Musculoskeletal ageing and strategies to counter effects on quality of life 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 30 members of UCL and of the public attended a Crucible Cafe Scientifique where Professor Allen Goodship was speaking.




The event sparked questions and a debate afterwards.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
 
Description Nanoscale properties of collagen in ageing 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Poster Presentation
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Poster on Nanoscale properties of collagen in ageing, presented at Tissues and Cells European Society - Leeds 2011
T. Abioye, V. Mudera and L. Bozec


First poster presented by Crucible student T. Abioye
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description Nature, Nurture or Neither? 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 50 members of UCL and of the public attended a Crucible Cafe Scientifique where Professor Steve Jones was speaking.

The presentation sparked debate amongst the audience
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Neuropsychology and Wellbeing 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 30 members of UCL and of the public attended a Crucible Cafe Scientifique where Dr Geraint Rees was speaking.




The event sparked questions and a debate afterwards.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2009
 
Description Patient-based outcome measures and death panels: How do we determine if a medical treatment works? 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 40 members of UCL and of the public attended a Crucible Cafe Scientifique where Professor Maurice Biriotti was speaking.




The event sparked questions and a debate afterwards.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description Presentation at Conference and Expo 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Propelling A Wheelchair In The Pedestrian Environment - How Do People Cope With Slopes & Obstacles?

Catherine Holloway was able to meet contacts in wheelchair design
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
 
Description Presentation at Conference and Expo 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Childs, C. Can Shared Surfaces be Safely Negotiated by Blind and Partially Sighted People? 12th International Conference on Mobility and Transport for Elderly and Disabled Persons , Hong Kong, 2010

C. Childs was able to share and gather information from blind and partially sighted people about negotiating shared spaces.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
 
Description Presentation at Conference and Expo 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact COCCINELLA: Conserving Carpets Cultural and Inclusive Exhibition of Living and Labour Areas

Rana Imam was able to share and gather information on wheelchair use in carpetted areas,
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
 
Description Presentation at Conference and Expo 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Where does accessibility go in the twenty first century?

Professor Nick Tyler was able to share information about accessibility to disabled and elderly groups.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
 
Description Presentation at Conference and Expo 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Pushing A Wheelchair In The Pedestrian Environment - How Do Attendants Cope With Slopes & Obstacles?

Catherine Holloway was able to share and gather information on the ease of wheelchair use by carers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
 
Description Professional Presentation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation of Research Findings to the Museums Association

Dissemination of Research Findings
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
 
Description Public keynote lecture to Beijing Jiaotong University 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact This was a keynote lecture proposing new ways of defining, designing and implementing future cities for the benefit of their populations. 500 people attended the lecture, from within the university but also government and industry
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Public responses to risks ranging from climate change to emerging infectious disease: is anxiety evoked? 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 30 members of UCL and of the public attended a Crucible Cafe Scientifique where Dr Helene Joffee was speaking.




The event sparked questions and a debate afterwards.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description Questionnaire at Mobility Roadshow 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Roselle Thoreau attended the annual Mobility Roadshow held in Peterborough in summer 2011. She handed out and collected questionnaires asking scooter users to discuss how they use and the benefits/costs of their scooters.

There was great interest from users in discussing their habits as there is an acknowldeged lack of public information. There was also interest from organisations who work with scooter users and collaborations with RICABILITY and Shopmobility have been established as a result.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description Research Showcase 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The Crucible Centre gave a showcase of its current research and studentships at a reception at the House of Lords. This was attended by Crucible researchers, Crucible student supervisors and potential industrial partners, policymakers and members of parliament.

This resulted in an increased interest in Crucible from outside of UCL and made members of parliament aware of the outputs of Crucible.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
 
Description Research Symposium 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Primary Audience Health professionals
Results and Impact The Crucible Centre attended and jointly hosted the Healthy Ageing and the Physical Environment Symposium in Beijing in May 2010 funded by the MRC and EPSRC.

This resulted in collborative projects and connections being forged between UK and Chinese researchers in LLHW.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2006,2007,2008,2009,2010
 
Description Royal Society Summer Exhibition 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact 11,000 visitors during the week & 97,000 hits on the website during the week

We have had a lot of interest as a result, including a front page headline in the Express. On the more productive side, we have had some follow up for a schools magazine, popular science news articles. The exhibit was invited to be taken to Thailand with the British Council.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Scene and Heard 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 40 people attend the Crucible cafe scientifique to hear Professor David McAlpine talk and demonstrate audio persception.

Daivd discussed how the brain might make sense of the auditory scene, particularly by means of binaural, or two-eared, hearing. For those suffering severe or profound hearing loss the advent of cochlear implantation - electrical hearing - encourages the view that we hear with our brains and not with our ears.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Talk to the Railway Safety and Standards Board 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact This talk was commissioned by the RSSB to attempt to improve the innovation being brought to railway signalling in light of research discoveries made in my laboratory (PAMELA). around 60 people attended from industry and academia and this talk helped them to realise what RSSB was actually looking for in subsequent calls for proposals for funding.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description The A-Z of the Wellbeing Industry 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 30 members of UCL and of the public attended a Crucible Cafe Scientifique where Professor David Colquhoun was speaking.

The event sparked questions and a debate afterwards.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description The Ageing Eye 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 40 people attend the Crucible Cafe Scientifique in May to hear Professor Phil Luthert talk about the ageing eye.

Debate
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description The Bionic Person: The Limits of Technology for Human Wellbeing. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 50 members of UCL and of the public attended a Crucible Cafe Scientifique where Professor Kevin Warwick and Dr. Daniela Cerqui were speaking.




The event sparked questions and a debate afterwards.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
 
Description The Extended Lifespan. Is it in our best interests? 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact This was a Crucible run panel discussion on the issues surrounding extended lifespan. A total of 150 people attended this event to hear the speakers and engage in the subsquent debate.

The information and discussion from this event fed into a workshop for UCL researchers on the research priorities in wellbeing.
The event also fostered new collaborations between UCL researchers and those from policy organisations and other universities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description UCLs Culture of Wisdom 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 20 members of UCL and of the public attended a Crucible Cafe Scientifique where Professor David Price was speaking.




The event sparked questions and a debate afterwards.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
 
Description University Presentation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience Health professionals
Results and Impact 11th June 2010. Organised by Centre for Interdisciplinary Artefact Studies, University of Newcastle

Invited to talk to Health Professionals at the Presentation
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
 
Description University Presentation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Members of the Crucible team were invited to give two seminars on Crucible in Japan (May/June 2010). The first at Kansai University in Osaka and the second in Tokyo at Tokyo University.

These talks have resulted in communication between Japanese researchers and Crucible to promote LLHW research between Japan and the Crucible Centre.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
 
Description Wellbeing Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact 16 people were accepted to take part in this workshop (a total of 60 applied) which aimed to build research projects around wellbeing based on what had come out of three previous public panel debates.

Three projects were created by the workshop participants. One project: Windows to Wellbeing gained £10, 000 funding.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description What can we expect from public engagement with science 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 30 members of UCL and of the public attended a Crucible Cafe Scientifique where ProfessorAlbert Weale was speaking.





The event sparked questions and a debate afterwards.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description Why Art Matters: A Homeless Perspective 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 20 members of UCL and of the public attended a Crucible Cafe Scientifique where Professor David Napier was speaking.




The event sparked questions and a debate afterwards.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
 
Description Women's groups, infant death and postnatal depression in rural India 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 30 members of UCL and of the public attended a Crucible Cafe Scientifique where Professor Anthony Costello was speaking.






The event sparked questions and a debate afterwards.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
 
Description Work, Retirement and Wellbeing 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 40 members of UCL and of the public attended a Crucible Cafe Scientifique where Professor Jo Wolff was speaking.




The event sparked questions and a debate afterwards.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2009