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Lynne Mitchell


Lynne Mitchell BA(Hons) MPhil PhD


Lynne Mitchell is a Senior Research Fellow in the Institute of Health at the University of Warwick. She is also co-founder of the WISE (Wellbeing in Sustainable Environments) research unit. Her research interests lie in how the built environment can be designed or produced to enhance local social sustainability, particularly the wellbeing and health of residents and other users. She has particular expertise in researching the needs of older people, with and without dementia, in the built environment.

Lynne is currently supervising four PhD students.


Mitchell, L. and Burton, E. (2012) Dementia-friendly neighbourhoods – a step in the right direction. In: Pollock, A. and Marshall, M. (eds) Designing outdoor spaces for people with dementia. Stirling: DSDC, pp. 119-134.

Mitchell, L. (2012) Breaking new ground: the quest for dementia friendly communities. Housing LIN Viewpoint 25.

Burton, E., Mitchell, L. and Stride, C. (2011) Good places for ageing in place: development of objective built environment measures for investigating links with older people’s wellbeing. BMC Public Health, 11:839.

Newton, R., Ormerod, M., Burton, E., Mitchell, L. and Ward-Thompson, C. (2010) Increasing independence for older people through good street design, Journal of Integrated Care, 18(3), 24 - 29.

Mitchell, L. and Burton, E. (2010) Designing dementia-friendly neighbourhoods: helping people with dementia to get out and about. Journal of Integrated Care, 18(6), 12-19.

Burton, E. and Mitchell, L. (2010) Residential outdoor space for older people. Access by Design, Winter Issue 125, 11.

Mitchell, L. and Burton, E. (2006) Neighbourhoods for Life: designing dementia-friendly outdoor environments. Quality in Ageing, 7(1), 26-33.

Burton, E. and Mitchell, L. (2006) Inclusive Urban Design: Streets for Life Architectural Press, Oxford.

Mitchell, L., Burton, E. and Raman, S. (2004) Neighbourhoods for life. A checklist of recommendations for designing dementia-friendly outdoor environments OCSD, Oxford and Housing Corporation, London.

Burton, E., Mitchell, L. and Raman, s. (2004) Neighbourhoods for life. A Findings Leaflet on designing dementia-friendly outdoor environments OISD, Oxford.

Mitchell, L., Burton, E. and Raman, S. (2004) Dementia-friendly cities: designing intelligible neighbourhoods for life, Journal of Urban Design, 9(1), 89 – 101.

Mitchell, L., Burton, E., Raman, S., Blackman, T., Jenks, M. and Williams, K. (2003) Making the outside world dementia-friendly: design issues and considerations, Environment and Planning B: Planning and Design, 30, 605 - 632.

Burton, E. and Mitchell, L. (2003) Urban design for longevity, Urban Design Quarterly, Summer, 87, 32 – 35.

Blackman, T., Mitchell, L., Burton, E., Jenks, M., Parsons, M., Raman, S. and Williams, K. (2003) The accessibility of public spaces for people with dementia: a new priority for the ‘open city’, Disability & Society, 18(3), 357 – 371.

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Dr Lynne Mitchell

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