Libby Burton is Professor of Sustainable Building Design and Wellbeing at The University of Warwick. Her post is a joint one between the School of Engineering and the School of Health and Social Studies. She is founder of the WISE (Wellbeing in Sustainable Environments) research unit, established in 2004.
Libby has had numerous books published including Inclusive Urban Design: Streets for Life (Architectural Press, Oxford, 2006) and Achieving Sustainable Urban Form (Spon Press, London, 2000).
Her latest publication is a chapter in a Faculty of Public Health book, Thinking Ahead: Why We Need to Improve Children’s Mental Health and Wellbeing (Faculty of Public Health, London, 2011) and is available now.
Libby joined The University of Warwick after sixteen years at Oxford Brookes University where she was Head of the Doctoral Programme within the Department of Architecture. She has recently won a Dream Fellowship from the EPSRC, the aim of which is to promote design for wellbeing in the built environment. She is also partner in an EPSRC Research Consortium, Inclusive Design for Getting Outdoors, which is investigating how the outdoor environment should be designed to optimise older people’s wellbeing. Her other research projects include COGWORKS: The Cognitive Health and Wellbeing Hub, EPSRC CityForm-India and Staff Morale in Mental Health In-Patient Care.
She has supervised over 20 PHD students, including 12 now to completion.