But that’s just common sense, isn’t it?

Disability Research Edinburgh seminar

4pm, Thursday 25th June 2015

G.16 Seminar Room – Medical School (Doorway 4), Teviot Place EH8 9AG

Disability Research Edinburgh (DRE) are pleased to invite you to the next presentation in our seminar series. 

This seminar will be given by Máire Cox, who has worked for OPENspace since 2009, primarily on the EPSRC-funded projects, Inclusive Design for Getting Outdoors (I’DGO) and Mobility, Mood and Place (MMP). Máire is a non-academic member of staff; her background is in industry, and her expertise is in communicating research to audiences outside the University, including policy makers, practitioners, charities, the media and the public.


But that’s just common sense, isn’t it?

Social science research on inclusive access to outdoor environments 

The OPENspace research centre is based in the Universities of Edinburgh and Heriot-Watt. The role of the centre, which has its main office in Edinburgh College of Art (ECA), is to provide new evidence on why inclusive access to the outdoors matters. 

It is widely regarded as ‘common sense’ that it’s good for everyone’s health and wellbeing to get out and about, but environments are not always supportive, particularly for people whose mobility is limited. This seminar will focus on 14 years of work by OPENspace to embed inclusive design in policy and practice through a range of mechanisms, including collaborative work with partners.

Jun 25 2015, 4:00pm - 5:30pm BST



George Low