The meeting minutes for IAPS board meetings are available online in the members section to board members
The 2012 IAPS Board:
|Edward Edgerton, President (University of the West of Scotland, UK)|
|Ricardo Garcia Mira, Secretary (University of Coruna, Spain)|
|Tony Craig, Treasurer (The James Hutton Institute, Scotland, UK)|
|Aleya Abdel-Hadi, Membership (MSA — University for Modern Sciences and Arts, Egypt)|
|Giuseppe Carrus, Bulletin (University of Roma Italy)|
|Clare Twigger-Ross, Newsletter (Collingowood Environmental Planning Ltd., UK)|
|Claudia Andrade, Newsletter & Young Researchers Workshop (Lisbon University Institute, Portugal)|
|Ian Simkins, Website & Networks Co-ordinator (Experiemics Ltd., UK)|
|Kevin Thwaites, Networks Co-ordinator (University of Sheffield, UK)|
|Corina Ilin, Congress activities (West University of Timisoara, Romania)|
|Sigrun Kabisch, Congress activities (UFZ, Germany)|
|Petra Schweizer-Ries, Congress activities & Young Researchers Workshop (University of Magdeburg, Germany)|
|Edward Edgerton, (President)
University of the West of Scotland/ School of Social Sciences/ Psychology Division/ High St. Paisley PA1 2BE / UK.
Eddie is a Reader in Psychology at the University of the West of Scotland. He has been an active member of IAPS since 2000 and was secretary from 2005 to 2012. His research interests are primarily concerned with understanding the relationship between ‘institutional’ environments and the users of these environments. Recent projects have investigated the impact of new secondary school buildings on students and staff, and the role of the physical environment in improving the quality of life for dementia sufferers. Along with Ombretta Romice, Eddie co-organised the 4th UK Environmental Psychology conference (EPUK4) in 2005 and co-organised IAPS22 in Glasgow in 2012 along with Ombretta Romice and Kevin Thwaites.
|Dr Ricardo Garcia Mira BSc, PhD (Secretary)
Professor of Social and Env Psychology at the Dpt. of Psychology of the University of Corunna, Spain. He currently leads the People-Environment Research Group in this University (www.people-envronment-udc.org) where he has conducted applied research in environmental issues during the last 20 years. He is also the President of the Institute for Psychosocial Studies and Research, as well as the President of the Consulting Committee of the Natural Park “Fragas do Eume” (Northwest of Spain). Current clients include the Galician Government, the Ministry of Science and Technology of Spain, and the European Commission (EFRD and FP7 programmes). He is currently the Project Coordinator of an EU project funded under the FP7-Environment programme on ‘Low Carbon at Work: Modelling Agents and Organizations to achieve transition to a Low Carbon Europe” ( (www.locaw-fp7.com), which is being carried out in collaboration with other 6 European universities. García-Mira is currently a Visiting Reader at the University of Surrey (UK, 2003-2012), and he was an International Visiting Scholar at Texas State University (San Marcos, USA, 2001), a Visiting Professor at the Universidad de Tallinn (Estonia, 2002), Universitatea de Vest din Timisoara (Rumanía, 2005, 2007, 2009), Autonomous University of Mexico (2006), and Universidade Federal de Ceará in Fortaleza (Brazil, 2012). European Editor of the Journal of Architectural and Planning Research. Member of the Editorial Committee of a number of international journals (JEP, EJOP, Psychology).
|Image coming soon.||Tony Craig (treasurer)
Profile coming soon.
|Aleya Abdel-Hadi (Membership)
Prof. Emeritus of Interior Architecture/ Fine Arts, Cairo, Helwan University Mohamed Thakeb street/ Zamalek/ Cairo/ Egypt Tel.: +2 02 8500518/ telefax: +2 02 8500480/ mobile: +2 012 2425474. Abdel-Hadi (born Alexandria, 1943) is Professor Emeritus of Interior Design at the Faculty of Fine-Arts, Cairo, Helwan University. Served (2001-2003) as Vice-Dean for Post Graduate Studies and Research at Fine Arts, Cairo; (1998-2000) Dean of College of Architecture and Arts at the University of Petra, Amman, Jordan; (1995-1998) Head of Interior Design Department, Univ. of Petra, Amman, Jordan. Member of IAPS (51) since 1981, her research interest is on Socio-Spatial Organization: Housing. Between 1976 and 1993, she completed research on the assessment of urban residential areas in and around Cairo with several institutions including the National Centre for Social and Criminological Research (Cairo) and the Technical University of Berlin. She has been an active member of a Housing Seminar organized by the Centre d’ Etudes et de Documentation Juridique et Sociale (CEDEJ) with a group of architects and planners. Currently, she is Advisor of Academic Researches on Care Centers for the Mentally Retarded, and on the Gated Communities in Egypt. She is also the organizer of IAPS 19th International Conference 2006, Alexandria, Egypt with Bibliotheca Alexandrina.
|Published Outputs Group|
Giuseppe Carrus (Bulletin) Contact Giuseppe
Clare Twigger-Ross (Newsletter) Contact Clare
Claudia Andrade(Newsletter) Contact Claudia
Ian Simkins(Website) Contact Ian
Kevin Thwaites Contact Kevin
|Congress Related Activities|
|Dr Corina Ilin Contact Corina|
Is an Associate Professor of Environmental Psychology, Applied Social Psychology and Economical Psychology at the West University of Timisoara, Department of Psychology. She also teaches courses in the Department of Architecture of the same University. She has obtained her PhD in Psychology from the University of Lasi (Romania) in 2005. She has been a Visiting Professor at the University of Corunna, Spain (2005, 2006), and she is the coordinator of the Jean Monnet Grant: A Young Researchers’ view of Romanian Steps towards EU Integration: Analysing Pro-Environmental and Anti-Corruption Policies
|Sigrun Kabisch Contact Sigrun|
Head of the Department of Urban and Environmental Sociology at the Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ in Leipzig, Germany, and professor at the University of Leipzig. She holds a PhD in urban sociology and did her habilitation in urban geography. Her main research fields are: interdependencies between the social, built, and natural environments in urban landscapes, urban vulnerability concerning extreme weather events, quality of life in shrinking cities, urban restructuring with respect to demographic change and socio-spatial differentiation. Her work is embedded in international comparative studies
| Prof. Dr. Petra Schweizer-Ries Contact Petra|
Petra Schweizer-Ries is a social and behavioural scientist who has been working on renewable energy technologies since 1992. She worked with the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems (ISE) from 1992 until 2002, where she founded an interdisciplinary work group on rural electrification. Since 2002 she has been a Junior Professor for Environmental Psychology at the University of Magdeburg. There, she leads a research group working on different social aspects of energy distribution and introduction in rural and grid-connected areas. She currently is affiliated with the chair for Sustainable Development at the Universität des Saarlandes.
| Claudia Andrade(YRW) Contact Claudia|
Please see Claudia's profile in the Published Outputs Group section.