Dr Dominic Aitken
Research Associate in Environmental Gerontology
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- Telephone: 0191 208 2426
- Address: 3rd Floor Claremont Bridge
Newcastle upon Tyne
I began my current role as Research Associate in Environmental Gerontology at Newcastle in January 2017. Prior to this I worked on a joint appointment between Northumbria University and North Tyneside Council as Innovation and Research Manager, exploring the relationship between housing and health with a focus on older people. My background is in housing and planning, having completed my PhD in 2015 entitled "Trust and Participation in Urban Regeneration" which explored resident involvement in housing redevelopment projects. I have experience of both qualitative and quantitative research methods and have completed projects in the public, private and academic sectors.
I can be followed on Twitter @dom_aitken
More information about my work is available on my personal website dominicaitken.co.uk.
My research interests lie in the relationship between individuals and the built environment and the influence they can exert over each other. I am experienced in conducting applied research on the home environment in relation to ageing, health and disability. I am currently working on research projects concerning home adaptations for people in later life, the market for accessible and adaptable homes, and planning issues surrounding park homes as a retirement housing option. I am also a member of the Home Research Group of North East academics who work together on projects relating to housing and health. More information on my previous research projects is available on my website: dominicaitken.co.uk
- Bailey C, Hodgson P, Aitken D, Wilson G. Primary research with practitioners and people with lived experience - to understand the role of home adaptations in improving later life. Centre for Ageing Better, 2018.
- Aitken D. The Influence Fallacy: Resident Motivations for Participation in an English Housing Regeneration Project. Planning Theory & Practice 2017, 18(4), 549-565.
- Aitken D, Hodgson P, Cook G, Lawson A. Facework and trust in facilitating health-focused housing interventions. PLOS One 2017, 12(4), e0176074.
- Cook G, Aitken D, Hodgson P, Marston R, Binks E, Peach R, McMillan C, Herman L, Burke W, Park K, Conway S, Graham H, Blood G, Cossar P, McKinnon D. Approaches to integrated housing, health and social care services: case studies from North Tyneside Council and Northumbria Healthcare. Housing Learning Improvement Network, 2016. Housing LIN Case Study.
- Aitken D, Cook G, Lawson A. Villages with enhanced care and support: Final report. 2016.
- Aitken D. Trust and participation in urban regeneration. People, Place and Policy Online 2012, 6(3), 133-147.