Inclusive access design with Bridget Burdett and Prof Shanthi Ameratunga
webinar - September 24, 2019 at 10:00am - 11am
The webinar will provide advice and case studies for transport and urban design professionals interested in delivering more inclusive communities.
It will include research findings from ‘Inclusive Streetscapes’, a Health Research Council Project looking to bridge the experiences of older and disabled people with transport planning and design processes.
The webinar will also incorporate practical tools to help consulting engineers bring more holistic and inclusive thinking into their projects.
- Dr Bridget Burdett is a chartered engineer and a Principal Researcher with MRCagney. She has seventeen years’ experience in transport policy, design, community engagement, and participatory planning.
Bridget is recognised as a leading thinker in inclusiveness and human-centred planning in transport in New Zealand.
Bridget has a particular interest in human diversity, including understanding the ways people think and behave, as well as differences across populations. She has a Masters of Engineering in transportation from the University of Canterbury, and a PhD in cognitive psychology from the University of Waikato.
- Professor Shanthi Ameratunga, of the University of Auckland, is a paediatrician and public health physician by background. Shanthi leads a multi-disciplinary research program focusing on trauma outcomes, injury prevention, disability and rehabilitation.
She completed her PhD and postdoctoral training at the University of Auckland and the Johns Hopkins University, respectively. Her research collaborations include projects focusing on child and youth health, road safety and transport environments,