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Papers are listed reverse chronologically, most recent first. Where possible, we have provided free online access.


JOURNAL PAPERS ON MOBILITY, MOOD AND PLACE (MMP)

Cherrie, M.P.C., Shortt, N.K., Mitchell, R.J., Taylor, A.M., Redmond, P., Ward Thompson, C., Starr, J.M., Deary, I.J. and Pearce, J. 2017. ‘Green space and cognitive ageing: A retrospective life course analysis in the Lothian Birth Cohort 1936′, Social Science & Medicine 196, 56-65
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2017.10.038

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Neale, C., Aspinall, P., Roe, J., Tilley, S., Mavros, P., Coyne, R., Thin, N., Bennett, G. and Ward Thompson, C. 2017. ‘The Aging Urban Brain: Analyzing Outdoor Physical Activity Using the Emotiv Affectiv Suite in Older People.’, Journal of Urban Health doi:10.1007/s11524-017-0191-9

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Scott, I. 2017. ‘Mobility, Mood and Place – Co-Designing Age-Friendly Cities: A Report on Collaborations between Older People and Students of Architecture’, Arts 6(3), 12 doi:10.3390/arts6030012

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Tilley, S., Neale, C., Patuano, A. and Cinderby, S. 2017. ‘Older people’s experiences of mobility and mood in an urban environment: a mixed methods approach using electroencephalography (EEG) and interviews’, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 14(2), 151 doi: 10.3390/ijerph14020151

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Brookfield, K., Ward Thompson, C. and Scott, I. 2017. ‘The uncommon impact of common environmental details on walking in older adults’, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 14(2), 190 doi: 10.3390/ijerph14020190

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Brookfield, K. and Tilley, S. 2016. ‘Using Virtual Street Audits to Understand the Walkability of Older Adults’ Route Choices by Gender and Age’, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 13(11), 1061 doi: 10.3390/ijerph13111061

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Pearce, J., Shortt, N., Rind, E. and Mitchell, R. 2016. ‘Life Course, Green Space and Health: Incorporating Place into Life Course Epidemiology’, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 13(3), 331 doi: 10.3390/ijerph13030331

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Coyne, R. 2016. Mood and Mobility: Navigating the Emotional Spaces of Digital Social Networks. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 378pp.

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Brookfield, K. and Mead, G. 2016. ‘Physical environments and community reintegration post stroke: qualitative insights from stroke clubs’, Disability & Society doi: 10.1080/09687599.2016.1223606

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Tinker, A. 2016. ‘Age Friendly Cities: Lessons from London’. Gerontechnology 2016, vol 15 supplement, 96 s doi: 10.4017/gt.2016.15.s.641.00

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Brookfield, K., Tilley, S. and Cox, M. 2016. ‘Informal Science Learning for Older Adults’, Science Communication doi: 10.1177/1075547016655358

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Brookfield, K., Fitzsimons, C., Scott, I., Mead, G., Starr, J., Thin, N., Tinker, A. and Ward Thompson, C. 2015. ‘The home as enabler of more active lifestyles among older people’, Building Research & Information doi: 10.1080/09613218.2015.1045702

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CONFERENCE PAPERS ON MOBILITY, MOOD AND PLACE

Mobility, Mood and Place: Seeking the Views of Older People on Age Friendly Environments

Presented by Anthea Tinker at  the 46th Annual Conference of the British Society of Gerontology. Swansea, UK. July 2017.


Health, inequalities and the life course of place

Presented by Jamie Pearce at the 17th International Medical Geography Symposium
(IMGS 2017). Angers, France. July 2017.


Association between area-level socioeconomic deprivation and mental health in later life:
A retrospective life course analysis in the Lothian Birth Cohort 1936

Presented by Mark Cherrie at the 17th International Medical Geography Symposium
(IMGS 2017). Angers, France. July 2017.


Understanding the role of the built environment and its effect on human health and wellbeing

Presented by Catharine Ward Thompson at the Places and Spaces for Health and Wellbeing conference. Glasgow, UK. April 2017.


Age friendly cities in a global context

Presented by Anthea Tinker at the Global Ageing: Challenges and Opportunities conference. London, UK. April 2017.


Mobility, Mood and Place

Presented by Catharine Ward Thompson and Chris Neale at the Global Ageing: Challenges and Opportunities conference. London, UK. April 2017.


Habitats for active ageing: age-friendly place-making

Presented by Catharine Ward Thompson at the inaugural meeting of the British Society of Gerontology (BSG) Special Interest Group on Transport and Mobility. Oxford, UK. April 2017.


Can a ‘lifecourse of place’ approach enhance our understanding of health, place & inequalities?

Presented by Jamie Pearce as part of the Annual Distinguished Speaker series at Simon Fraser University, Canada. March 2017.


Exploring Neural Responses to Urban Spaces in Older People Using Mobile EEG

Presented by Chris Neale at the 19th International Conference on Cognitive Neuroscience in Paris, France. January 2017. Awarded ‘best presentation’.


Exploring Neural and Psychological Responses to Urban Spaces in Older People

Presented by Chris Neale as a public lecture at the Neuro-Urbanism Workshop. Virginia, USA. December 2016.


Quantifying the Psychology of the Urban Experience and Implications for Design

Presented by Panos Mavros as a public lecture at the Neuro-Urbanism Workshop. Virginia, USA. December 2016.


Mobility, Mood and Place: Age-friendly environments

Presented by Catharine Ward Thompson and Iain Scott at the Mobility, Mood and Place: Habitats for Happy and Healthy Ageing conference. Edinburgh, UK. October 2016.


Mobility, Mood and Place: Ageing, environment and affect

Presented by Chris Neale and Sara Tilley at the Mobility, Mood and Place: Habitats for Happy and Healthy Ageing conference. Edinburgh, UK. October 2016.


Mobility, Mood and Place: The lifecourse of places, health and mobility

Presented by Jamie Pearce at the Mobility, Mood and Place: Habitats for Happy and Healthy Ageing conference. Edinburgh, UK. October 2016.


Mobility, Mood and Place: The involvement agenda and the A-Z of Co-Design

Presented by Katherine Brookfield at the Mobility, Mood and Place: Habitats for Happy and Healthy Ageing conference. Edinburgh, UK. October 2016.


In the mood for a walk in the park: Assessing the quality of outdoor walking amongst the over 65s

Presented by Chris Neale at the Mobility, Mood and Place: Habitats for Happy and Healthy Ageing conference. Edinburgh, UK. October 2016.


Historic greenspace exposure and cognitive ageing in Edinburgh, Scotland:
A prospective longitudinal study

Presented by Mark Cherrie at the Mobility, Mood and Place: Habitats for Happy and Healthy Ageing conference. Edinburgh, UK. October 2016.


Older people’s experiences of mobility and mood in an urban environment:
a mixed methods approach

Presented by Sara Tilley and Chris Neale at the Mobility, Mood and Place: Habitats for Happy and Healthy Ageing conference. Edinburgh, UK. October 2016.


Mapping brain imaging as a measure of emotional wellbeing in older people walking in different urban spaces 

Presented by Chris Neale at the Mobility, Mood and Place: Habitats for Happy and Healthy Ageing conference. Edinburgh, UK. October 2016.


Physical environments and community reintegration post stroke

Presented by Katherine Brookfield at the Mobility, Mood and Place: Habitats for Happy and Healthy Ageing conference. Edinburgh, UK. October 2016.


The involvement of older people in the design of environments

Presented by Anthea Tinker at the ISG 10th World Conference of Gerontechnology.
Nice, France. September 2016.

The abstract for this paper appears in ‘The one page paper collection of the 10th World Conference on Gerontechnology’, a supplement to Gerontechnology (2016, vol 15, No 3).


The Ageing Urban Brain: Changes in Brain Activity in Older People from Walking in the City

Presented by Jenny Roe at the ACSA/ASPPH Fall Conference, Building for Health& Well-Being. Manoa, Hawaiʻi. September 2016.


Living in the moment or experiences of a lifetime? Considering environmental influences past, present and future on mobility in older age.

Presented by Jamie Pearce at the 2016 Annual International Conference of the Royal Geographical Society and Institute of British Geographers. London, UK. August 2016.


Mapping brain imaging as a measure of emotional wellbeing in older people walking in different urban spaces.

Presented by Steve Cinderby at the Annual International Conference of the Royal Geographical Society and Institute of British Geographers. London, UK. August 2016.


Lifetime experience or moment by moment? Environmental influences on mobility and mood
in older age.

Presented by Catharine Ward Thompson at the 45th Annual Conference of the British Society of Gerontology. Stirling, UK. July 2016.


Older people’s experiences of mobility and mood in an urban environment: a pilot protocol for comparing electroencephalography (EEG) information with self-reports.

Presented by Sara Tilley at the 45th Annual Conference of the British Society of Gerontology. Stirling, UK. July 2016.


Mobility and transport choices in older adults: the role of emotional interactions with place.

Presented by Sara Tilley at the Scottish Transport Applications and Research Conference.
Glasgow, UK. May 2016.

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Co-design: a report on collaboration between older people and students of architecture.

Presented by Iain Scott at the Challenges and Best Practice in Co-Production conference. Sheffield, UK. May 2016.


Everyday aspects of urban environments and older adults’ outdoor mobility.

Presented by Katherine Brookfield at the American Association of Geographers’ (AAG) Annual Meeting. San Francisco, USA. March 2016.


Mobility choices in older adults: the role of emotional responses to place.

Presented by Sara Tilley at the American Association of Geographers’ (AAG) Annual Meeting. San Francisco, USA. March 2016.


Ageing and active living: Everyday aspects of urban environments and older adults’ outdoor mobility.

Presented by Katherine Brookfield at the Active Living Research Annual Conference.
Florida, USA. January 2016.


Mobility choices in older adults: The role of emotional responses to place.

Presented by Sara Tilley at the Active Living Research Annual Conference.
Florida, USA. January 2016.


PAPERS ON PILOT STUDIES

Aspinall, P., Mavros, P., Coyne, R. and Roe, J. 2013. ‘The urban brain: analysing outdoor physical activity with mobile EEG’, British Journal of Sports Medicine doi:10.1136/bjsports-2012-091877

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Roe, J., Aspinall, P., Mavros, P. and Coyne, R. 2013. ‘Engaging the brain: the impact of natural versus urban scenes using novel EEG methods in an experimental setting’, Environmental Sciences 1(2):  93-104

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PAPERS ON RELATED RESEARCH BY MMP TEAM MEMBERS & COLLABORATORS

Coyne, R. 2014. ‘Nature versus smartphones’, Interactions Magazine, (21) 5, 24-31

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Brookfield, K., Bloodworth, A. and Mohan, J. 2013. ‘Engaging residents’ groups in planning using focus groups’, Proceedings of the ICE – Engineering Sustainability 166(2): 61-74

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Pearce, J., Richardson, E., Mitchell, R. and Shortt, N. 2011. ‘Environmental justice and health: A study of multiple environmental deprivation and geographical inequalities in health in New Zealand’, Social Science and Medicine 73(3): 410-420

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Scott, I. 2011. ‘Analysis of a project to design the ideal classroom undertaken by a group of children on the autism spectrum and students of architecture’, Good Autism Practice 12(1): 13-25

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Armstrong, D. et al. 2010. A Strategy for Collaborative Ageing Research in the UK,
Medical Research Council.

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Aspinall, P., Ward-Thompson, C., Alves, S. and Sugiyama, T. 2010. ‘Preference and relative importance for environmental attributes of neighbourhood open space’, Environment and Planning B 37 (6) 1022-1039 DOI 10. 1068. /b36024

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Pearce, J., Richardson, E., Mitchell, R. and Shortt, N. 2010. ‘Environmental justice and health: The implications of the socio-spatial distribution of multiple environmental deprivation for health inequalities in the United Kingdom’, Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers
35(4): 522-539

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Marmot, M. 2010. Fair Society, Healthy Lives: Strategic Review of Health Inequalities in England post-2010, The Marmot Review

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Sugiyama, T. and Ward Thompson, C. 2007. ‘Older people’s health, outdoor activity and supportiveness of neighbourhood environments’, Landscape and Urban Planning 83, 168-175

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Biggs, S. and Tinker, A. 2007. What makes a city age-friendly? London’s contribution to the World Health Organization’s Age-friendly Cities Project, Help the Aged

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Barton, H. and Grant, M. 2006. ‘The determinants of health and well being in our neighbourhoods’, Journal for the Royal Society for the Promotion of Health, 126 (6), 252-253 doi:10.1177/1466424006070466


Myers, M. and Ward Thompson, C. 2003. ‘Interviews and questionnaires’ in Bell, S. (ed) Crossplan: Integrated, participatory landscape planning as a tool for rural development, Forestry Commission, 17-29