Throughout my practice and research portfolio I have been motivated to develop a greater understanding of the interactions between people and their environments. Within my research to-date I have focused on areas such as wellbeing, universal design and accessibility, human building-interaction, physical mobility, way-finding, ageing and ubiquitous technologies.
I am a Research Fellow at the University of Dundee in Scotland, and a Researcher Co-Investigator on the BESiDE (RCUK grant EP/K037293/1 “BESiDE: The Built Environment for Social Inclusion in the Digital Economy”), research project.
My background, professional experience and degrees are based within Architecture; yet reach across disciplines. I currently research within and between the realms of Human Computer-Interaction (HCI), Accessibility, Ageing and the Built Environment. User-centred methods drives my research and design process, from the initial phases through to completion and dissemination. My work focuses on evidence-based design and understanding the interaction needs and wants of users in Architecture contexts.
I am a biographer of Selwyn Goldsmith and was awarded a Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Research Trust Award to write the monograph, ‘Selwyn Goldsmith (1932-2011) and the Architectural Model of Disability: A Retrospective of the Man and the Model’. Related research outputs include, an invitation to talk as part of the ‘Perspectives on Architecture’ lecture series at the RIBA Headquarters, a RIBA Monograph, various Journal Articles and authorship of the entry of Selwyn Goldsmith in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.