Areas of Expertise
Design for health and wellbeing , Environmental psychology, Healthy cities
Dr Jenny Roe is inaugural Mary Irene DeShong Professor of Design & Health and Director of the Center for Design & Health in the School of Architecture, University of Virginia.
An environmental psychologist and former head of Landscape Architecture for an international architectural practice in Central London, she has written extensively on restorative environments and urban design for health including for the World Health Organization and The Lancet. She is based in Edinburgh, UK and Charlottesville, Virginia.
Her research on the role of good quality public space to health and wellbeing has featured in a wide range of print and broadcast media, ranging from The New York Times to National Public Radio, USA. She is an Honorary Professor in the Urban Institute, School of Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure and Society (EGIS), Heriot Watt University, UK.