Prof Catharine Ward Thompson and Prof Anthea Tinker on “Mobility, Mood and Place” Wednesday October 22nd

Please mark your calendars to hear distinguished researchers Professor  Catharine Ward Thompson (University of Edinburgh) and SSHM’s Professor Anthea Tinker speak about their latest work on Mobility, Mood and Place

When: Wednesday 22nd October from 12:00-13:30

Where: roomWAT/F-WB2.43 Waterloo Franklin Wilkins Building

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Prof Catharine Ward Thomson

Catharine Ward Thompson is Professor of Landscape Architecture at the University of Edinburgh and directs OPENspace ­ the research centre for inclusive access to outdoor environments ­ based at the University of Edinburgh and Heriot-Watt University. She is a qualified landscape architect and a fellow of the Landscape Institute. She has led several multidisciplinary research collaborations investigating relationships between environment and health, including I¹DGO (Inclusive Design for Getting Outdoors) and Mobility, Mood and Place, which focused on access outdoors and quality of life for older people.

Professor Anthea Tinker

Prof Anthea Tinker

Anthea Tinker , CBE, PhD, FKC, AcSS, FRSA. Anthea Tinker has been Professor of Social Gerontology at King’s College London since 1988.  Anthea currently teaches Social Policy in the Institute of Gerontology, Department of Social Science, Health and Medicine, KCL. She has carried out research on housing, assistive technology, family care, older workers, community care, older women, very old people, elder abuse, age friendly cities, grandparents, long term care, falls and accidents.  In 2000 Anthea was awarded the CBE  in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for Services to Housing for Older People, was elected a Founding Member of the Academy of Learned Societies for the Social Sciences in 1999, elected a Fellow of King’s College London in 1998 and was President of the Section of Geriatrics and Gerontology, Royal Society of Medicine 1998-2000.  She was awarded the title of Fellow of the British Society of Gerontology in 2008.  She was one of the Women of the Year in 2002. In 2010 she was awarded the Alan Walker prize by the British Society of Gerontology for her significant and lasting contribution to Social Gerontology.​

Abstract: This three year research project, funded by the EPSRC through the Lifelong, Health and Well-being Cross Council Programme, explores how places can be designed to make pedestrian mobility easy, enjoyable and meaningful for older people.  The multidisciplinary team includes architects and landscape architects, social scientists, clinicians in stroke medicine and psychiatry, psychologists and health geographers, as well as stroke survivors and people with dementia.  It includes co-design with older people, innovative mobile neural imaging, and working with the Lothian Birth Cohorts of people in their 70s and 90s.

We hope to see many of you on the 22nd!

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