SURFACE News & Events

In memory of our good friend and colleague

Tuesday 25 November 2014

Professor Elizabeth Burton, our I’DGO friend and colleague from Warwick University has died following a 2 year courageous battle with cancer.

UK Early Researcher Award for Rachel Russell

Friday 4 July 2014

University of Salford School of the Built Environment researcher, Rachel Russell, has won the UK Occupational Therapy Research Foundation (UKOTRF) Early Researcher Award.

SURFACE researcher on the world stage

Monday 16 June 2014

SURFACE researcher, Rachel Russell, is currently in Japan for the 16th International Congress of the World Federation of Occupational Therapists. 

Awards shortlisting for Salford Institute for Dementia

Friday 11 April 2014

The Salford Institute for Dementia, of which SURFACE is an integral partner, has been shortlisted in the UK Alzheimer’s Society ‘Dementia Friendly Awards’.

Go Far at world’s largest eco-construction event

Wednesday 5 March 2014

Prof Judith Phillips, Co-Investigator of the SURFACE-led research project, Go Far, has spoken about the study, and other ageing research, at Ecobuild 2014 in London. 

MSc success for trio of MAID students

Friday 28 February 2014


The SURFACE team is delighted to announce that three students from our Masters programme in Accessibility and Inclusive Design (MAID) have been awarded degrees by the University of Salford, following a recent meeting of the Board of Examiners.

New Year's Honour for SURFACE collaborator

Monday 13 January 2014

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. 

PhDs for SURFACE students

Friday 20 December 2013

Congratulations to full-time PhD students, Hamish MacLennan and Oladimeji Kunle Ojerinola, who have been awarded their doctorates by the University.

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.

Go Far impact highlighted at Lifelong Health and Wellbeing showcase

Thursday 7 November 2013

SURFACE collaborator, Prof Catharine Ward Thompson of the University of Edinburgh, has highlighted the impact of Go Far at the latest Lifelong Health and Wellbeing (LLHW) showcase.

Ageing, Transport and Mobility: the quality of the pedestrian experience

Tuesday 5 November 2013

SURFACE researchers, Professor Marcus Ormerod and Rita Newton, have spoken at a workshop on Ageing, Transport and Mobility: new approaches from researchers and providers.

MBE for seasoned SURFACE collaborator

Monday 4 November 2013

SURFACE collaborator, David Partington, has been awarded an MBE for services to older people and people with disabilities.

Go Far presented to Access Association

Friday 11 October 2013

The University of Salford has hosted the annual general meeting of the Access Association, the UK organisation for professionals working to improve access to buildings and facilities.

Maria Barile, 1953-2013

Wednesday 18 September 2013

SURFACE Inclusive Design Research Centre is deeply saddened to learn of the death of our student, Maria Barile, who was completing her MSc in Accessibility and Inclusive Design and who will be granted a posthumous degree in October.

SURFACE researcher set for global conference on Occupational Therapy

Wednesday 18 September 2013

SURFACE team member, Rachel Russell, has had a paper accepted for presentation at Sharing Traditions, Creating Futures: the 16th International Congress of the World Federation of Occupational Therapists.