HEAT@UWE: Bridging the gaps in health, environment and technology (HEAT) research
Project title: HEAT@UWE: Bridging the gaps in health, environment and technology (HEAT) research
Project duration: September 2009 - August 2012
Funded by: EPSRC
Project leader: Professor Katie Williams
HEAT@UWE is a funded programme of activities and opportunities to develop, facilitate and communicate interdisciplinary research between Health, Environment and Technology researchers at UWE Bristol. It makes strong cross-faculty links and encourages innovative research.
The aim is to create a long-term culture that can sustain an interdisciplinary research at UWE Bristol. HEAT has run a series of events, offers a brokering service and has funded over £100,000 of start up projects.
Events have included a Visioning Conference, Hot Houses, Heating-up seminars, Lecture and Lunch events, and ‘teams and themes’ meetings. We have funded multi-disciplinary projects on subjects including:
- Body perception measurement
- Walking as a social practice (urban design and social marketing interventions)
- The effectiveness of health appraisals in influencing development projects
- A device to relieve chronic pain in complex regional pain syndrome
- Personal environmental monitoring (using the BodyTrack)
- Motivating cycling through positive experiences
- Facilitating healthy behaviours through home design
- The development of a mobile phone App for students with social anxiety
- The development of a tool for assessing body image
- Mapping communities vulnerable to air pollution
- Crowd behaviour
- Food hygiene and information sources relating to the preparation of infant food
- Nurses rostering
- Urban agriculture
- Sensors for water quality monitoring
- Flooding infrastructure training
- A diagnostic aid for urinary tract infection detection.
For more information about the project, please contact Dr Dannielle Sinnett (Danielle.Sinnett@uwe.ac.uk).
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