The Bartlett


Bartlett Research Exchange: Health, Wellbeing and the Built Environment

27 February 2017, 4:00 pm–7:00 pm

Health, Wellbeing Bartlett Research Exchange

Event Information

Open to

UCL staff


The Bartlett


Bartlett School of Architecture Room 6.02 22 Gordon Street London WC1H 0QB

The Bartlett Research Exchange is a fast-paced event where key research themes are explained from diverse disciplinary perspectives. This term's event, on health, wellbeing and the built environment, involves speakers come from across the Bartlett’s schools, with expertise in architectural design, social and spatial networks, architecture and building engineering, and urban computation and visualisation.

Each presentation from a Bartlett speaker will be followed by a response from a scholar working in an allied field elsewhere at UCL. The event will close with a discussion with the audience on how to make future collaborations and synergies possible across the UCL health and wellbeing research domain.


Talk information

Dr Yeoryia Manolopoulou and Prof Níall Mclaughlin: Losing Myself dementia installation

Losing Myself is a collaboration between Yeoryia Manolopoulou and Niall McLaughlin that explores dementia, architecture and drawing, particularly through the contrast between the architect's intention for a building and its subsequent inhabitation. The work represented Ireland at the 2016 Venice Biennale. For more information on our research and development of the project, including conversations with experts and people with personal experiences of the condition, visit www.losingmyself.ie

Follow: @AY_Architects

Prof Mike Davies: Complex Urban Systems for Sustainability and Health

The talk will describe a programme of research which seeks to explore the complex relationship between the built environment and human well-being and articulate the multiple underpinning connections and opportunities for healthy sustainable development.

More information: www.ucl.ac.uk/bartlett/environmental-design Follow: @UCL_IEDE

Dr Kerstin Sailer: Time-Space Routines of Caregivers in Outpatient Clinics

This talk will present findings from a comparative study of two hospitals with very different spatial layouts of outpatient clinics - one a typical corridor structure, and the other one a much more open layout. The study investigated to which degree detailed work activities resembled each other across the two sites and what affordances the spatial layout of the clinics had on the routinized behaviours of busy practitioners.

Follow: @kerstinsailer

Dr Marcella Ucci: Moisture in Buildings and Health: implications for research and UK policy

Dr Ucci will outline findings from a review of evidence on the links between moisture in buildings and health. She will draw out implications for future research directions and argue that the risk of excessive or little moisture in buildings is likely to give rise to health inequalities in the UK. A review of the current policies and procedures for assessing and managing moisture risk in England is taken as example of an impasse between current practice and WHO/NHS advice.

Follow: @UCL_HWSB

Drinks and demonstration by David Concannon of a current CASA project with the UCL Africa Centre for Health and Population Studies in South Africa

Researchers in CASA partnered with the EPSRC i-sense project and the Africa Health Research Institute (AHRI) in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, to develop a set of new Data Dashboards for a Treatment as Prevention (TasP) HIV trial being undertaken in rural South Africa. Building on a wealth of near-real-time health-related data, the Dashboards present data visualisations highlighting where patient linkage to HIV care has been successful, and provide operational staff with an ability to perform drill-down analysis into causes impacting the trial. Further collaborations with AHRI and other health institutions, building on similar principles, are currently being explored.

Follow: @ddconcan and @edthink

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