Isaiah Durosaiye

Dr Isaiah Durosaiye

Research Associate

BSc Civil Engineering, MBA, MSc Sustainable Waste Management, PhD Architectural Design

T: (+44) 114 222 0368
E: i.durosaiye@sheffield.ac.uk

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.

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

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

Grants, Awards and Consultancy

£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).

Publications

Journal articles

Durosaiye IO, Hadjri K, Liyanage CL, Bennett K. A matrix for the qualitative evaluation of nursing tasks. J Nurs Manag. 2017;00:1–14.

Benkő, M., Balla, R., & Durosaiye, I. O. (2017). Mass Housing Estate Location in Relation to its Livability: Budapest case study. Architecture Media Politics Society, InPress.

Durosaiye, I. O., Hadjri, K., & Liyanage, C. L. (2016). Identifying Challenging Job and Environmental Demands of Older Nurses Within the National Health Service. HERD: Health Environments Research & Design Journal, 9(3), 82-105. doi:10.1177/1937586715613586

Hadjri, K., Durosaiye, I. O., Csanádi, G., Czismady, A., Olt, G., Devetakovic, M., Mrdjenovic, T., Joklova, V., Madrazo, L, Krasilnikova, E., Kuzina, L. (2015). A Critical Analysis of Urban Regeneration Programmes in Europe. Conference: Housing – A Critical Perspectivge, 2015. doi:http://architecturemps.com/housing-critical-perspective/

Book

Hadjri, K., Madrazo, L., & Durosaiye, I. O. eds. (2017). Global Dwelling: Approaches to Sustainability, Design and Participation. WIT Transactions on State-of-the-art in Science and Engineering, Vol. 91. WIT Press Publications, United Kingdom. ISBN: 978-1-78466-219-6.

Book chapters/sections

Hadjri, K., & Durosaiye, I. O. (2017). Sustainable Housing Design. In Madrazo, L. (Ed.), Global Dwelling: Intertwinning, Research, Pedagogy and Community Participation. Barcelona, Spain. OIKONET Project. ISBN: 978-84939814-2-6.

Hadjri, K., & Durosaiye, I. O. (2015). Sustainable Housing Design. In Hadjri, K., Madrazo, L., & Durosaiye, I. O. eds. (2017). Mappings. Global Dwelling: Approaches to Sustainability, Design and Participation. WIT Transactions on State-of-the-art in Science and Engineering, Vol. 91. WIT Press Publications, United Kingdom. ISBN: 978-1-78466-219-6.

Conference papers

Durosaiye, I. O., Hadjri, K., & Liyanage, C. L. (2017). Evaluating the Nursing Practice Environment. Paper presented at the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics, 21st World Congress, San Francisco, USA.

Durosaiye, I. O., Hadjri, K., & Liyanage, C. L. (2016). A Qualitative Evaluation of the Nursing Practice Environment within the NHS. Paper presented at the British Society of Gerontology, 45th Annual Conference, Stirling, United Kingdom.

Durosaiye, I. O., Hadjri, K., & Liyanage, C. L. (2015). Person - Environment Fit: A Framework for Older Nurses. Paper presented at the British Society of Gerontology, 44th Annual Conference, Newcastle, United Kingdom.

Durosaiye, I. O., Hadjri, K., & Liyanage, C. L. (2015). Person - Environment Fit: The Transposition of the Activities of Daily Living to the Workplace. Paper presented at the British Society of Gerontology, 44th Annual Conference, Newcastle, United Kingdom.

Durosaiye, I. O., Hadjri, K., & Liyanage, C. L. (2015). The Physical and Sociocultural Constructs of an Age-friendly Work Environment within the NHS. Paper presented at the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics European Region, 8th Congress, Dublin, Ireland.

Durosaiye, I. O., Hadjri, K., & Liyanage, C. L. (2014). An Interdisciplinary Approach to Support Age-friendly and Inclusive Workplace Design in the National Health Service. Paper presented at the British Society of Gerontology, 43rd Annual Conference, Southampton, United Kingdom.

Hadjri, K., & Durosaiye, I. O. (2014). Drivers of Contemporary Housing Research and Design. Paper presented at the conference Global Dwelling: Research, Education, Community Participation, Bareclona, Spain.

Online published articles

Durosaiye, I. O. (2015). Towards an Integrated Platform for an Age-friendly Europe. British Society of Gerontology Newsletter, Generations Review.

Hadjri, K., & Durosaiye, I. O. (2015). Urban Brownfield Regeneration.

Hadjri, K., & Durosaiye, I. O. (2015). Brownfield Regeneration [An OIKOPEDIA blog about brownfield regeneration posted during the OIKONET project.].

Hadjri, K., & Durosaiye, I. O. (2015). Healthy Cities [An OIKOPEDIA blog about healthy cities posted during the OIKONET project.].

Hadjri, K., & Durosaiye, I. O. (2015). Sustainable Design [An OIKOPEDIA blog about sustainable design posted during the OIKONET project.].

Hadjri, K., & Durosaiye, I. O. (2013). Contemporary Housing Issues.

PhD Thesis Title

‘A Framework for the Assessment of Nursing Tasks and Environment Demands’

Invitations

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.

Memberships
  • 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