To support our postgraduate students in developing their presentation skills, and to share their work with peers and colleagues across the University of Edinburgh and beyond, we have established the OPENspace research seminar series.

Seminars take place about once a month, on selected Monday lunchtimes, during semester time. Speakers range from our own postgraduate students, to peers and early career researchers from other Schools and Universities, and visiting researchers. Tea and coffee is provided.

2018/19 

24 Sep 2018 | Journeys to the Ideal Self: Personal Transformation through Group Encounters in Rural ScotlandDr Rebecca Crowther | ECA Main Boardroom, Room L05 | 12:30pm - 2:00pm 

29 Oct 2018 | The Impact of nature on work-related stress, Natalie Reguis | ECA Main Boardroom, Room L05 | 12:30pm - 2:00pm 

19 Nov 2018 | Forests, health and inequalities in Scotland: a longitudinal approach, Jennifer Noall | ECA Main Boardroom, L05 | 12:30pm - 2:00pm

3 Dec 2018 | Seminar title to be confirmed, Dr Penny Travlou ECA Main Boardroom, L05 | 12:30pm - 2:00pm

21 Jan 2019 | Everyday use of urban street spaces: the spatio-temporal variations between pedestrians and street vendors, Ziwen Sun | ECA Main Boardroom, L05 | 12:30pm - 2:00pm

February 2019 - details to follow 

18 March 2019 | Seminar title to be confirmed, Dr Mark Cherrie | ECA Main Boardroom, L05 | 12:30pm - 2:00pm   

April 2019 - details to follow

May 2018 (date to follow) | Blue Health project update, Dr Simon Bell | Venue to be confirmed | 12:30pm - 2:00pm 

 

Previous Series

2017/18

Mon 20 Nov | Guillem Vich, PhD Student, Geography Department, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona | Between proximity and remoteness: an exploration of the spatial extent of everyday life in a Metropolitan context: Analysis of the effects of built environment on individual spatial behaviour using smartphone tracking data Evolution House Boardroom, Room 5.21 | 12.30 – 2pm | View and download Guillem’s presentation >

Mon 4 Dec | Yusef Samari, PhD Student, School of Geosciences, University of Edinburgh | Improving biodiversity in urban green spaces – opportunities and challenges | ECA Main Boardroom, Room L05 | 12.30 – 2pmView and download Yusef’s presentation >

Mon 22 Jan | Dr Agnès Patuano, Teaching Assistant - MSc Landscape & Wellbeing; Edinburgh School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture | Quantifying the Naturalness and Complexity of Landscape Photographs using their Fractal Dimensions | ECA Main Boardroom, Room L05 | 12.30pm - 2pm | View event >

Mon 26 Mar | Dr Sarah Bell, Research Fellow, European Centre for Environment and Human Health, University of Exeter Medical School | Weathering the body: nature, health and wellbeing in the context of life with sight impairment | Institute of Geography, Room 2.13 | 12.30pm – 2pm (OPENspace and School of Geosciences are delighted to jointly host Dr Sarah Bell) | View event >

Mon 30 Apr | Dr Francisca Lima, Lecturer in Landscape Architecture, Edinburgh School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture | Outdoor spaces for shrinking communities | ECA Main Boardroom, Room L05 | 12.30pm – 2pm | View event >

Mon 7 May | Dr Simon Bell, Senior Lecturer in Landscape Architecture, Edinburgh School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture | Blue Health project | ECA Main Boardroom, Room L05 | 12.30pm - 2pm | View event >

Mon 21 May | Dr Amanda Nioi, Department of Human Health, School of Engineering and Physical Sciences, Heriot-Watt University | Light, Design and Health: an introduction to the impacts of light on human health, methodologies in capturing data and developing design guidance | ECA Main Boardroom, Room L05 | 12.30pm - 2pm | View event >


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