Impact Report: Social Behavioural and Design Research Programme

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This report presents a range of impacts achieved by the University of Stirling's projects in the Social, Behavioural and Design Research Programme. 

Making a difference on policy, practice, behaviours, business models and the lives of older people and their researchers are illustrated through the voices of their early career researchers and case studies focusing on housing, work and retail environments.

Impact is not ‘a one off’ or linear process and the projects will accumulate impact over the next decade. This report captures a snapshot in time at the end of the funding period and provides a platform for further discussion on what gaps in research we need to address to achieve healthy longevity and make an impact in the lives of millions of people.

The chapter on 'Housing and Environment' draws attention to the Designing Homes for Healthy Cognitive Ageing (DesHCA) project aimed to design and build virtual and real designs that act as demonstrators and test-beds for innovations to support healthy cognitive ageing.

Housing LIN is proud to have sat in the expert review panel alongside others who successfully guided the Social Behavioural and Design Research Programme.

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