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.

2019/20

Semester 1

Mon 7 Oct 2019 | Blue Health Project Update | Dr Simon Bell, Edinburgh School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture | Minto House, Geddes Meeting Room (3.61) | 1pm | View event >

Tue 12 Nov 2019 | Making Connections: the experience of disabled and Deaf people making journeys | The Fire Station, Seminar Room B | 1pm | View event >

Semester 2

More details to follow

Previous Series

2018/19

24 Sep 2018 Journeys to the Ideal Self: Personal Transformation through Group Encounters in Rural Scotland, Dr 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 | From Public Space to the Commons: Defining Intangible Cultural Landscapes, 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

11 Feb 2019 | Nature and wellbeing – the case for connecting urban residents with local nature, Anne Cleary | Institute of Geography (Old Infirmary) Room 2.01 | 12:30pm - 2:00pm 

25 Feb 2019 | The development and promotion of Therapeutic Sensory Stimulation Garden in Malaysia, Hazreena Hussain | ECA Main Boardroom, L05 | 12:30pm - 2pm

18 March 2019 | Quantifying exposure to the natural environment across the life course: implications for health inequalities, Dr Mark Cherrie | ECA Main Boardroom, L05 | 12:30pm - 2:00pm   

1 April 2019 | Understanding landscape preference using fractal geometry, Dr Agnès Patuano | ECA Main Boardroom, L05 | 12:30pm - 2:00pm 

29 April 2019 | Reinventing the Theatrum Botanicum: The New Display of Nature in Contemporary Botanical Gardens, Dr Jung-Hwa Kim | ECA Main Boardroom, L05 | 12:30pm - 2pm 

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

 

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

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 – 2pm

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

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)

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

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

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


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