Professor Peter Aspinall

Portrait of Peter AspinallPeter Aspinall is Emeritus Professor of Environmental Studies at Heriot-Watt University and an Honorary Fellow in the School of Clinical Sciences at the University of Edinburgh. His research is primarily based in two centres spanning both institutions: VisionCentre3 (where is Co-Director); and OPENspace (Associate Director).

Peter’s main research interests are in visual function and quality of life; environmental psychology and inclusive design, with a particular emphasis on quantitative methods. He has worked with Professor Catharine Ward Thompson on a number of projects focused on older people’s perceptions and experience of the outdoor environment, including two EPSRC-funded studies: Inclusive Design for Getting Outdoors (I’DGO); and Going Outdoors: Falls, Ageing & Resilience (Go Far).

Together with Mobility, Mood and Place (MMP) colleagues, Peter was involved in a pilot EEG study, findings from which were published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine as The urban brain: analysing outdoor physical activity with mobile EEG. His particular contribution to MMP is on Topic 2, Environment and affect.

School of Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure and Society at Heriot-Watt University
OPENspace research centre
Inclusive Design for Getting Outdoors (I’DGO)
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Going Outdoors: Falls, Ageing & Resilience (Go Far)
The Urban Brain (BJSM paper – abstract)

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Peter is involved in Topic 2, Environment and affect. Find out more about this Topic.

Image courtesy of Three Point Photography.