Martin Quirke

Martin Quirke
University of Stirling · Centre for Dementia Environment and Ageing Research (CEDAR)

PhD
Dr Quirke has started working on the UKRI funded Designing housing for Healthy Cognitive Ageing (DesHCA) project.

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Additional affiliations
July 2016 - December 2020
University of Stirling
Position
  • Researcher
Description
  • Evidence based dementia design: Professional Consultancy, Building and Design Assessments, Dementia design publications
July 2016 - July 2021
University of Stirling
Position
  • Researcher
Description
  • Specialist international consultancy on design for ageing and dementia. Advanced design training for professionals. Environment Lead on Our Connected Neighbourhoods - a dementia accessible community development project. Research collaborations.
May 2015 - May 2016
University of Wollongong
Position
  • Research Assistant
Description
  • Research Project: The Environmental Audit Tool - iDevice based design assessment of physical environments for people with dementia.
Education
June 2012 - March 2019
The University of Newcastle, Australia
Field of study
  • Architecture
September 1995 - June 2004
September 1995 - June 2004
Trinity College Dublin
Field of study
  • Architecture

Publications

Publications (10)
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The Plan-EAT is intended as tool help designers assess, discuss, and then improve the dementia design quality of proposed residential aged care settings, at earliest stages of the design process. This floor-plan based assessment method uses 39 questions, set out under 9 dementia design principles to return indicative dementia design quality scores...
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Twenty-minute neighbourhoods highlight the importance of well-connected and mixed-used neighbourhoods and communities with proximate access to employment, essential services, public transport, and open spaces. Shorter distances together with re-prioritised public spaces encourage more active transport choices, resulting in public health benefits an...
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Purpose Japan, the world’s “oldest” society, has adopted intergenerational care programmes as one solution to the challenges of caring for its growing population of people living with dementia. Many countries are drawing inspiration from these intergenerational programmes, but research exploring factors influencing intergenerational care practice a...
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A growing majority of people living in Residential Care Facilities (RCFs) for older people have dementia. Yet the implementation of evidence-based Dementia Design Principles (DDPs), known to reduce symptoms and improve wellbeing, remains limited. This paper reports on the development and application of Plan-EAT, a floorplan-based method of assessin...
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Purpose The independence and well-being of people with dementia can be significantly influenced by the design of the physical environments around them. Several assessment tools exist to evaluate the dementia design quality of existing residential aged care facilities but, to date, none have been formally identified as suitable for use during the de...
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It took more than three decades of championing the principles of environmental design for dementia and developing the research evidence base on how the physical environment can support the independence and wellbeing of people with dementia to reach a point where cognitively supportive design should be the default requirement for new and existing lo...
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In the wake of COVID-19, cities, towns and villages around the world are engaged in dialogue over the need to re-think the allocation and use of public space. Pavements are being widened, cycle lanes introduced, and greater use made of green and open spaces. Yet the rapid pace of change runs a risk of reinforcing, even amplifying, place-related ine...
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International literature consistently reports that more than half of people living in residential aged care have a diagnosis of dementia. Research findings in this field concur that well- designed physical environments can increase independence, enhance quality of life, and provide a drug-free means of improving the behavioural and psychological sy...
Book
10 tips on signage for dementia is one of a series of helpful hint booklets produced by the Dementia Services Development Centre (DSDC). It is intended as a helpful guide for those who are designing environments to be occupied by people with dementia. This includes advice for those considering making improvements to existing spaces. The publicatio...
Conference Paper
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Dementia is already the leading cause of entry to Residential Aged Care; and its incidence expected to rise in the coming years. This outlook necessitates that Residential Aged Care Facilities (RACFs) be designed to accommodate the specific impairments of people with dementia. Formal design assessments of RACFs to date have generally taken the for...

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Projects (3)
Project
The DesHCA project brings together leading experts on dementia and design, the building industry, housing providers, and people in the community. They will work together to identify housing innovations that can better support healthy cognitive ageing, and therefore a longer healthy, independent life. The project will include the co-design of houses in virtual reality, and include the construction of physical demonstrators to be evaluated by project participants including older people.
Project
Determining the characteristics of dementia friendly design through the floor plans of residential aged care settings.