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More ‘awareness’ over kitchen design for older people vital, say Loughborough researchers

Loughborough University_UN

Kitchen manufacturers and suppliers need to be more aware of the needs of older people, according to research by Loughborough academics. Consumers, too, must play their part, if they want a kitchen that fits their requirements and enables them to be independent and stay in their home longer. The need for better communication between all parties is one of the ... Read More »

Professor Jane Falkingham appointed as Dean

University of Southampton UK

Professor Jane Falkingham has been appointed as the new Dean of the Faculty of Social and Human Sciences at the University of Southampton. She says: “I am thrilled and honoured to take up the post of Dean in this exciting and diverse Faculty, with its focus on world-class education and research in areas that make a difference to human wellbeing ... Read More »

Living in an urban environment reduces our ability to concentrate on tasks

Goldsmiths University of London

People living in urbanised environments are less able to concentrate on the task in hand than people who live in remote areas, according to research from Goldsmiths, University of London funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). A study led by Dr Karina Linnell, from the Department of Psychology, examined the effect of urbanisation on a remote Namibian ... Read More » • Free Website Templates - Downlaod Full Themes