OPENspace research seminar series

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.

Here are the scheduled seminars for the 2017/18 academic year:

Monday 20th November 2017
12.30 – 2pm
Evolution House Boardroom (Room 5.21), Edinburgh College of Art

Speaker: Guillem Vich, PhD Student, Geography Department,
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

Seminar title: 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.

> View and download Guillem’s presentation


Monday 4th December 2017
12.30 – 2pm
Main Boardroom (Room L05), Edinburgh College of Art

Speaker: Yusef Samari, PhD Student, School of Geosciences, University of Edinburgh

Seminar Title: Improving biodiversity in urban green spaces – opportunities and challenges.

> View and download Yusef’s presentation


Monday 22nd January 2018
12.30 – 2pm
Main Boardroom (Room L05), Edinburgh College of Art

Speaker: Dr Agnès Patuano, Teaching Assistant – MSc Landscape & Wellbeing,
Edinburgh School of Architecture and Landscape, University of Edinburgh

Seminar title: Quantifying the Naturalness and Complexity of Landscape Photographs using their Fractal Dimensions.

> View and download Agnès’ presentation


Monday 26th February 2018
12.30 – 2pm
Main Boardroom (Room L05), Edinburgh College of Art

Speaker: Dr Amanda Nioi, Department of Human Health,
School of Engineering and Physical Sciences, Heriot-Watt University

Seminar title: Light, Design and Health: an introduction to the impacts of light on human health, methodologies in capturing data and developing design guidance.


Monday 26th March 2018
12.30 – 2pm
Room 2.13, Institute of Geography, Drummond Street, EH8 9XP

Speaker: Dr Sarah Bell, Research Fellow, European Centre for Environment and Human Health, University of Exeter Medical School

Seminar Title: Weathering the body: nature, health and wellbeing in the context of life with sight impairment.

We are delighted to jointly host this seminar with the School of Geosciences at the University of Edinburgh.


Monday 30th April 2018
12.30 – 2pm
Main Boardroom (Room L05), Edinburgh College of Art

Speaker: Dr Francisca Lima, Lecturer in Landscape Architecture, Edinburgh School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, University of Edinburgh

Seminar title: tbc


A speaker at our research seminar series

Visiting researcher, Guillem Vich (a PhD candidate at UAB), speaking at the first seminar of the series

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