New Website - Mobility, Mood and Place

Posted on 15 January 2014

How can places be designed collaboratively to make mobility easy, enjoyable and meaningful for older people?

This is a three-year research project (2013-2016), funded by the EPSRC through the Lifelong Health and Wellbeing Cross-Council Programme. It builds on evidence that how we experience environments influences our mood and, in turn, our willingness to be active.

Bringing together experts from the Universities of Edinburgh, Heriot-Watt, York and King’s College London, the research is partnered by a network of stakeholder bodies and involves co-design with a range of participants, including stroke survivors and people with Alzheimer’s, as well as innovative mobile neural imaging methods to explore real-time emotional responses to place.

Pilot EEG study in The Meadows
Photo: Pilot EEG study in The Meadows

Working with the Lothian Birth Cohorts of people in their 70s and 90s, the research is the first to consider the influence of local environments in which people have lived from childhood.

The project involves staff from the SEI York centre led by Dr Jenny Roe.

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Download the factsheet: Sustaining Health and Wellbeing (PDF , 2,565kb)