WELCOME TO THE ENVIRONMENTS RESEARCH GROUP
The Environments Research Group was created by Prof. Elizabeth Matthews to provide a platform for the discussion of topics and research focused on the role of the physical environment in shaping human development, physical health and socialisation. In addition to conducting empirical research, the team at the Environments Research Group also plans conferences, consults with schools and organizations to gather data on student outcomes, and provides post-occupancy evaluations.
EVENTS, LECTURES & WORKSHOPS
INTERDISCIPLINARY & INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVES ON BUILDING SPACES (NYC)
April 11 2019
Join us for a series of lectures and a panel discussion on critical issues in school design. Models and case studies from around the world will be presented.
LONDON INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE IN EDUCATION (LONDON, UK)
December 9-11, 2019
Prof. Matthews has been invited to present her research on parent involvement and the presence of invasive security practices in schools. More information as well as the registration link for the conference can be found at :
SCHOOL SPACE & ITS OCCUPATION: CONCEPTUALISING & EVALUATING INNOVATIVE LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS
Check out this new title by Brill Publishers which includes two chapters written by Elizabeth Matthews & Peter Lippman on early childhood environments and school design! (Release date: August 2018)