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.


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 >

April/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

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