Dr Isaiah Durosaiye

BSc, MBA, MSc, PhD

School of Architecture

Research Associate

+44 114 222 0368

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Dr Isaiah Durosaiye
School of Architecture

I am a researcher in ageing and the built environment. I hold a PhD (2016) in architectural design and an MSc in Sustainable Waste Management (2013) from the Grenfell-Baines Institute of Architecture at the University of Central Lancashire, Preston, UK.

After graduating as a civil engineer in 1993, I went on to obtain an MBA in 1995 at the University of Pécs, Hungary.

Before joining the University of Sheffield, between 2013 and 2016, I worked as a lead researcher on the EU Lifelong Learning Programme OIKONET project, which focused on contemporary housing solutions, through the synergistic collaboration across research, pedagogy and community participation.

My research interest is in age-friendly environments, spanning the notion of ageing-in-place, inclusive workplace design, sustainable design of the built environment and post-occupancy evaluation.

  • BSc Civil Engineering
  • MBA
  • MSc Sustainable Waste Management
  • PhD Architectural Design
Research interests
  • Population ageing and demographic trends
  • Workplace design for an ageing population
  • Age-friendly and inclusive design
  • Sustainable design of the built environment
  • Health and wellbeing of older people
  • Dementia-friendly environments

Edited books

  • Durosaiye I & Hadjri K (Ed.) (2020) Global Dwelling: Approaches to Sustainability, Design and Participation. WIT Press. RIS download Bibtex download

Journal articles

Conference proceedings papers

  • Balla R, Benkő M & Durosaiye I (2017) Mass housing estate location in relation to its liveability : Budapest case study. AMPS Proceedings Series, Vol. 10.1 (pp 194-205). University of Derby, UK, 22 June 2017 - 23 June 2017. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Durosaiye I & Hadjri K (2015) A CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF URBAN REGENERATION PROGRAMMES IN EUROPE. Architecture_MPS View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
Research group

PhD Students

  • Aliyu Abubakar: A Framework for Sustainable Housing Provision for Low-income Groups in Abuja, Nigeria
  • Yanisa Niennattrakul: Developing Design and Assessment Tools for an Enabling Environment for People with Dementia.

PhD Supervision Interests

  • Ageing studies
  • Health and wellbeing-related studies
  • Urban design and planning studies

£4,000 Grant Award, by University of Central Lancashire, to present a paper on my PhD findings at the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics conference, San Francisco (Jul 2017).

€700,000 OIKONET Project: ‘A global multidisciplinary network on housing research and learning’. Funded under EU Lifelong Learning Programme, European Commission (Oct. 2013 - Sept. 2016).

Full PhD Studentship Award to undertake my doctoral study (Apr. 2013 – Jun. 2016).

Professional activities
  • Member of School’s Research Committee, University of Central Lancashire
  • Associate Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy
  • Member of the British Society of Gerontology
  • Member of the Gerontological Society of America
  • Member of AGE Platform Europe

Apr 2017

  • International Guest Lecturing, Budapest, Hungary:
  • Invited to Budapest University of Technology and Economics to deliver a lecture to a group of 40 masters students studying Urban Design. Lecture topic: ‘Growing old in a Global City: Barriers and Enablers of Active and Healthy Ageing’

Nov 2016

  • Mobilising the Potential of Active Ageing (MoPAct), Brussels, Belgium:
  • Invited to MoPAct Final Conference, as a professional stakeholder, at which the findings of the project were presented.

Sep 2016

  • OIKONET Project Final International Conference on ‘Global Dwelling’, Manchester, UK:
  • Member of the Scientific and Organising Committee. Peer-reviewed conference papers and co-edited conference proceedings.

Sep 2015

  • European Health Forum Gastein (EHFG), Gastein, Austria:
  • Invited to be a panel discussant at the annual conference of EHFG. Topic: Impact of health and longevity on the European ageing workforce.

Apr 2015

  • MoPAct, Tallinn, Estonia:
  • Invited as a professional stakeholder, to contribute ideas and offer guidance to support project remit.

Mar 2015

  • European Summit on Innovation for Active and Healthy Ageing (AHA), Brussels, Belgium:
  • Invited as a panel discussant to contribute ideas on how ICT and the built environment may support older people.

Dec 2014

  • AGE Platform Europe (AGE) Annual Conference, Brussels, Belgium:
  • Nominated by British Society of Gerontology to represent BSG at the annual conference of AGE.

Sep 2014

  • OIKONET Project First International Conference, Barcelona, Spain:
  • Gave a presentation on Contemporary Housing Research and Design.