Professor Paul Chamberlain and Lab4Living awarded ‘Most Innovative Design for Ageing in the UK’ at the UK Over 50s Housing Awards 2017

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Lab4Living, the interdisciplinary research cluster at Sheffield Hallam University which draws together researchers across design, creative practice and health, has been awarded the ‘Most Innovative Design for Ageing in the UK’ in 2017. The Awards Secretariat of the UK Over 50s Housing Awards 2017 made the final decision adjudicating the Award, which is for the adaption of the bathroom for […]

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‘New Domestic Landscapes’ – Professor Paul Chamberlain opens exhibition in Prague exploring the geographical shift of healthcare

Banner image of New Domestic Landscapes exhibition by Paul Chamberlain at Galerie UM in Prague

Professor Paul Chamberlain, Professor of Design and head of the Art & Design Research Centre at SHU, will be opening an exhibition titled New Domestic Landscapes at Galerie UM in Prague on 26 October 2017, running until 02 December. It is an exploration of the implications of the geographical shift of healthcare and the culture and practice of health interventions […]

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Lab4Living: Intersections of Practice – Symposium to be held in Sheffield on 19 September 2017

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Lab4Living: Intersections of Practice During this one day symposium national and international experts explore the intersections of practice between design and health. Participants attending the symposium will have the opportunity to listen and engage with a series of keynote presentations by researchers in health, design, film and fine art. We will consider, discuss and debate the opportunities, challenges and possibilities […]

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Journal Article: A comfort assessment of existing cervical orthoses – Dr Joe Langley – 50 free copies available

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The Ergonomics Journal has recently published an article by the HeadUp team entitled ‘A comfort assessment of existing cervical orthoses’.  This article is available online through most university libraries here. If you do not have institutional access to this journal please use this link to access a free copy of the article:     Abstract: Purpose: Identify location and intensity of […]

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Researcher Blog by Dr Claire Craig: Lab4Living 10th Anniversary, Looking Back, Looking Forward

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About the author Claire Craig is Reader in Design and Creative Practice in Health in the Art & Design Research Centre (ADRC) and Co-Director of the interdisciplinary research group Lab4Living. Claire’s research focusses on the role of creative practices in improving quality of life and well-being for people living with dementia.   Claire recently took part in a number of events to mark […]

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Prof Paul Chamberlain to deliver 9th Keynote Lecture at London Doctoral Design Centre on 13 June 2017

Chamberlain Walker LDoc Keynote

The London Doctoral Design Centre (LDoc) has invited Prof Paul Chamberlain (Head of ADRC, Director of Lab4Living and Professor of Design) to deliver their ninth keynote lecture, along with Stuart Walker (Chair of Design for Sustainability and a Director of the ImaginationLancaster Research Centre at Lancaster University). The lecture will take place at 6.30pm on Tuesday 13th June 2017. The event […]

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Journal Editorship: Design for Health


Launched at the European Academy of Design’s (EAD) 12th conference at Sapienza University of Rome in Italy in April 2017, Design for Health is an international refereed journal covering all aspects of design and creative practice in the context of health and wellbeing. The Journal is published twice a year and provides a forum for design and health scholars, design professionals, health-care practitioners, […]

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HOSPITAbLe – Prof Paul Chamberlain and Lab4Living open exhibition at Waag Society Amsterdam

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HOSPITAbLe Geographical shift of healthcare A collection of furniture designed by Paul Chamberlain Solo exhibition
 19 – 22 May 2017 Location: The historic Anatomical Theatre of Waag Society (Nieuwmarkt 4, Amsterdam) Professor Paul Chamberlain and Lab4Living open an exhibition of furniture presenting a geographical shift of healthcare on Friday 19 May 2017 at the Waag Society Amsterdam. The challenge society […]

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Heath Reed to give presentation on physical product design and industry engagement at UTS Australia on 12 May 2017

Composite image of promotional image of Industry & University talk by Heath Reed at University of Technology Sydney and image of Heath giving a presentation

Senior Research Fellow Heath Reed has been invited to give a presentation and workshop at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) on 12 May. Heath will be talking about his work as Principal Industrial Designer with Lab4Living, specifically case studies involving physical product design and the different ways Lab4Living engages with industry. Following a presentation, Heath will host a workshop […]

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