SURFACE - Inclusive Design Research Centre

SURFACE shares housing research with College of Occupational Therapists

Friday 8 November 2013

SURFACE team members, Prof Marcus Ormerod and Rachel Russell, have spoken at the 20th annual conference of the College of Occupational Therapists’ Specialist Section on Housing (COTSSH) in Manchester.

The event was themed 'All Change! - Accessible housing in a changing society' and focused on the inclusive design of the home environment in an age of technological and economic reform.

Marcus presented on the first of the conference’s two days, sharing evidence from the Go Far research project into older people, design and falls risk, encouraging OTs to think of ‘home’ as part of the wider neighbourhood.

Rachel spoke on the second day, presenting the results of an online PhD questionnaire on modifying home environments which many members of COTSSH contributed to.