SURFACE - Inclusive Design Research Centre

New Year's Honour for SURFACE collaborator

Monday 13 January 2014
Peter Lansley (Image provided by the University of Reading)

Peter Lansley, a long-time collaborator and supporter of the SURFACE team, has been awarded an MBE in the New Year's Honours lists 2014. 

Peter, who is Professor Emeritus at the University of Reading, has been recognised for ‘services to research into ageing and well-being of older people’. Throughout his career, which continues into retirement, Peter has worked tirelessly to advance the quality of life of the ageing population through evidence-based programmes, such as SPARC (Strategic Promotion of Ageing Research Capacity), which Professor Marcus Ormerod was a core member, and KT-EQUAL (Knowledge Transfer for Extending Quality Life), which was funded by the EPSRC to promote the work of projects such as Inclusive Design for Getting Outdoors (I’DGO).

Marcus, Rita and all at SURFACE would like to warmly congratulate Peter, who has supported our work with immense enthusiasm over the years. Speaking after he received the news, Peter said:  

"As a construction specialist, I never expected to find myself become so involved in setting up and running innovative aging- and disability-related research programmes, let alone making such progress in getting this accepted onto the mainstream agenda for government support. It is a recognition of the many different players who have made these projects such a success."

Find out more about Inclusive Design for Getting Outdoors (I’DGO) on our research page.