The impact of environment on mental health

We are delighted to invite you to our first lecture panel in Cambridge titled “The impact of environment on mental health” of the Nature, Health, and Built Environment Cambridge Research Group.
NHBE Cambridge Research Group First Lecture Panel
Friday 26 October, 2018| 17:30-19:30
Pavilion room, Hughes Hall, Cambridge CB12EW, United Kingdom

Dr. Daniele Quercia
Topic: Good City Life

Ilona Sagar
Artist, Lecturer in London

Prof. Arthur Hibble
Family doctor, senior member of Hughes Hall

We will have Daniel Quercia from Bell Lab Cambridge and Ilona Sagar from London giving presentations on their work. This lecture panel is coordinated by Nature, Health, and Built Environment Research Group and Sustainable Health & Social Justice Initiative founded by Dr. Arthur Hibble. We very welcome you to come to this event. We expect you to login to the Moodle website to look at the recommended articles and leave your questions or comments (links updated soon). We are also looking forward to opinions on what role every one can take in improving global health in our discussion session.
Time: 17:30-19:30, Friday 26th October, 2018
Venue: Pavilion room, Hughes College, Cambridge CB12EW, United Kingdom
***Free food and drink will be served on site.
***You could also attend the event online through the livestream channel
***Signing up on Eventbrite ( is recommended so that you can receive our reading lists and online forum information.

Speakers and moderator:
Speaker: Dr. Daniele Quercia; Topic: Good City Life
Daniele Quercia is a computer scientist and is currently building (and hiring for) the Social Dynamics team at Bell Labs Cambridge UK, has been named one of Fortune magazine’s 2014 Data All-Stars, and spoke about “happy maps” at TED. His research area is urban computing. His research received best paper awards from ACM Ubicomp 2014 and from AAAI ICWSM 2015, and an honorable mention from AAAI ICWSM 2013. He received his PhD from UC London. His thesis was sponsored by Microsoft Research Cambridge and was nominated for BCS Best British PhD dissertation in Computer Science. During his PhD, he was MBA Technology Fellow at London Business School.

Speaker: Ilona Sagar; Title to be decided
Ilona Sagar lives and works in London. Using a diverse range of media spanning moving-image, text, performance and assemblage, she has formed a body of work that responds to the social and historical context found in the public and private spaces we inhabit. A significant aspect of her practice is the broad cross-disciplinary dialogue generated through collaboration with a range of art and scientific disciplines; including dance, architecture and neurology. Recent projects include: HereAfter residency White Building SPACE Studios, London (2017); Solo Show, Pumphouse Gallery, (2016) solo show, Art Licks Weekend with DKUK and Ballad of Peckham Rye (2016); performance commission, The Performance Studio (2016), etc.

Moderator: Prof. Arthur Hibble; Discussion: Your Role for Global Health
Prof. Arthur Hibble was a family doctor in Stamford for 28 years and intimately involved in the delivery, development and evaluation of clinical postgraduate education at local, national and international levels. His current interests are in exploring and researching ways of learning and practising global health. He was part of a team that has run a Global Health Fellowship Pilot programme with Health Education England, East Midlands and East of England and administered by Hughes Hall. This is generating work in the areas of Social determinants of health, Capabilities Approach, Accountability Systems in health and education in areas of deprivation in any country of any income level.
About NHBE Research Group: The Nature, Health, and Built Environment Research Group is a collaborated research group involving world-leading universities: Cambridge, Oxford, Yale, MIT, Harvard, and Stanford. We are aimed at developing the research field by leveraging more funding, political and academic attention, and more collaborative research. Our activities include but are not confined to holding lecture panels on the conversation between practitioners and scholars, reading groups and online forums. Our lectures will be livestreamed to the wider group, and made available on Moodle after the events.
Attached are a poster for the event and the QR codes to sign up and watch the live lecture online. Tickets are not compulsory but please sign up on Eventbrite to receive reading lists and online discussion information.
Best regards & wishes,
Dan Li

PhD candidate
Martin Centre for Architectural and Urban Studies
Behaviour and Building Performance Group
1-5 Scroope Terrace,
Cambridge, CB2 1PX


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