Email: apatuano@ed.ac.uk

Programme: Landscape Architecture - MPhil/PhD

Start date: September 2009

Mode of study: Part time

Research title: The fractal dimensions of landscape photographs as predictors of landscape preference

Agnès graduated in 2003 with a Masters in Landscape Design and Engineering from the National Institute of Horticulture and Landscape (INH), AgroCampus Ouest in Angers, France. In her Masters dissertation, she defended the need for interdisciplinariy research to tackle the concept of landscape perception, using elements of Sociology, Anthropology and Environmental Psychology. 

Her primary research interests revolve around how the landscape is perceived and experienced and, in turn how this experience can support human physical and mental health.

Based on the principles of Biophilia and Attention Restoration Theory, her current study explores the capacity for fractal geometry to quantify a landscape's attributes and predict people's preferences. ​

 

​Teaching assistant on the MSc Landscape and Wellbeing.

Tutor for the Landscape Architecture Design 2A course.

​Involved as a research assistant on several projects carried out at the OPENspace research center for inclusive access to outdoor environments, such as Mobility Mood and Place, and Woods In and Around Town.