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University of Stirling


Mr Martin Quirke

Interior Designer

Dementia Knowledge Exchange Iris Murdoch Building, University of Stirling Stirling FK9 4LA United Kingdom

Mr Martin Quirke

About me

Martin Quirke is an Architect and PhD researcher who specialises in design for health, age-related impairment and dementia. Based within the University of Stirling's internationally renowned Dementia Services Development Centre, Martin is part of the multi-disciplinary design team that provides professional design consultancy and design review services offered by the centre. He is also an approved Dementia Design Auditor for the highly respected 'Stirling Gold' dementia design award scheme. Along with Lesley Palmer (Chief Architect), he is a co-developer of IRIDIS, a revolutionary suite of publicly available digital tools for Dementia Design Assessment and international research (see for more information). He is environment-lead for Dementia Friendly Neighbourhoods - Forth Valley; a research project led by Dr Richard Ward (Senior Lecturer) and funded by Life Changes Trust. Martin's doctoral research project "Improving Building Design: Spatial Configurations for People with Cognitive Impairments" (carried out conjunction with University of Wollongong, and University of Newcastle, Australia) is due for completion in late 2017.

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