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Area of academic expertise - outline

I am an Environmental Psychologist and my work spans a wide range of environment-behaviour studies including the role of the learning environment in the educational process, environmental design within healthcare environments, predictors of pro-environmental behaviour and public participation in environmental design.

Current research activities

Recent projects have focused on dementia friendly design in care homes and identifying and evaluating the impact of new school buildings. I have recently completed a unique, nine year study that has demonstrated the impact of a new secondary school building programme in Scotland on students and staff.

Desired research direction

The goal of my research is to evaluate and understand the impact of changes to the physical environment of educational and healthcare settings. As this research continues I aim to develop an evidence base that provides examples of projects that demonstrate how environmental change is experienced by the users of these environments. I will then seek to use this evidence in partnership with architecture, design and estate management professionals to inform and influence future environmental design in educational and healthcare settings.

Target collaborative companies

1. Architecture Practices

2. Care Home Providers

Target collaborative organisations

1. Architecture & Design Scotland

2. Local Authorities

3. NHS

External positions

External Examiner, London Metropolitan University

Oct 2013Nov 2017

External Examiner, Glasgow Caledonian University

25 Sep 200626 Aug 2011

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student Social Sciences
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school Social Sciences
staff Social Sciences
environmental design Social Sciences

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Research Output 2002 2018

learning environment

Constructing new school buildings and the differential impact on students

Edgerton, E., McKechnie, J. & McEwen, S., Mar 2016, In : Journal of Architectural and Planning Research. 33, 1, p. 18-28 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

School buildings

Activities 2008 2015

  • 4 Participation in conference
  • 1 Types of External academic engagement - Invited talk
  • 1 Oral presentation

A staff developed intervention for reducing agitation in residents living with dementia

Edward Edgerton (Speaker), Debbie Tolson (Speaker), Belinda Dewar (Speaker)
2 Dec 20153 Dec 2015

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

The importance of the Higher Education environment for students and staff

Edward Edgerton (Speaker)
30 Jun 2009

Activity: OtherTypes of External academic engagement - Invited talk

Making Space

Edward Edgerton (Invited speaker)
7 Jul 2009

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

Press / Media

Impact of new secondary school buildings

Edward Edgerton


1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Research

Research: New schools "improve discipline and learning"

Edward Edgerton


1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Research


earning a doctorate
statistical analysis
learning environment
Mental Health
Hearing Loss
severe acute respiratory syndrome