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Environmental Psychology

Putting Research into Practice

Author(s): Eddie Edgerton, Ombretta Romice, Christopher Spencer

Book Description

This book contains a selection of nine detailed and varied research papers in the area of environment-behaviour studies. The papers are based on presentations at the 4th UK Environmental Psychology (EPUK4) conference that was held in Glasgow, Scotland in September 2005.
The conference theme centred on a recurring debate in Environmental Psychology and one which had recently been ‘reopened’ by Prof. Christopher Spencer (University of Sheffield), namely: “how can we ensure that the findings from high quality environment-behaviour research are put into practice in ‘real-world’ applications”? This book outlines current views on the debate along with suggestions on how we might more effectively address this ‘research-practice’ relationship.
EPUK is an informal organisation that brings together environmental psychologists and other professionals working in the area of environment-behaviour research. EPUK4 was jointly organised by Dr. Edward Edgerton (University of Paisley) and Dr. Ombretta Romice (University of Strathclyde), and was attended by around sixty international experts in the field.


ISBN-13: 978-1-8471-8218-0
ISBN-10: 1-84718-218-6
Date of Publication: 01/07/2007
Pages / Size: 175 / A5
Price: £39.99


Dr. Edward Edgerton
Dr Edward Edgerton is an Environmental Psychologist in the School of Social Sciences at the University of Paisley. He is an active researcher in the area of environment-behaviour studies and his primary interests are in the design of “institutional” environments such as schools and hospitals. He is currently the secretary for the International Association of Person-Environment Studies (IAPS).

Dr. Ombretta Romice
Dr Ombretta Romice is Lecturer in the Department of Architecture, University of Strathclyde in Glasgow where she is Course Director of the MSc/PgDipls in Urban Design and of the MArch in Advanced Architectural design. Her work focuses on urban design, environmental psychology and user participation in design. She holds a PhD in architecture and psychology and a PostDoc in housing and regeneration sponsored by the European Union. She is a founding member of the Urban Sustainability through Environmental Design (UStED) Network and she is a board member of the International Association of Person-Environment Studies (IAPS).

Professor Christopher Spencer
Christopher Spencer is Professor of Environmental Psychology at the University of Sheffield. He was one of the founding members of the Journal of Environmental Psychology and his research interests have included children's environmental perceptions, cognitive maps, and the design of performance spaces for classical music designed to create a more informal and approachable ambience.