Collaborators:

Director: Jack Sardeson, BSc (Hons), MPhil (Cantab),  
Jack completed his undergraduate at the Bartlett School of Architecture at University College London (UCL), receiving the Henry Bartlett Scholarship in his final year for his design work on architecture and antibiotic resistance. After being recruited by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, Jack worked on a new terminal for Geneva Airport before taking a second year-out to work with ARUP engineering on a transport-hub in Riyadh. Jack then began his masters at the University of Cambridge. His MPhil work on neurodegeneration and urban architecture was exhibited at the London Festival Architecture and was additionally awarded the RIBA Wren Scholarship. In 2018, he was appointed a Winston Churchill Fellow and is currently continuing his research and design work on neurodegeneration in collaboration with the British Council. In addition to his research, Jack is regularly invited as a guest critic at UCL, and is the principal lecturer for a summer architectural course at the University of Cambridge.

Christian Georcelin, BSc (Hons), MArch
Christian graduated from the London School of Architecture (LSA); a collaborative practice institution wherein he also worked for the architecture firm Haworth Tompkins. During his 18 month tenure with the practice he has worked on a myriad of affordable housing schemes and more recently focusing on civic builds, such as Theatre Royal and Bristol Old Vic, utilising computational design methodologies. After graduating with Honours from the Bartlett School of Architecture in 2014, Christian went on to work for Joseph Waller Fabrication, 3D visualising and fabricating selected art works for Helen Marten later displayed at the Hayward Gallery. Following this, he worked for both Grimshaw Architects and Arup Associates; aiding the parametric design teams they developed the Oman Botanical Garden in Muscat and a transport interchange in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia respectively.

Theodora Bowering, BSc (Hons), BA, MPhil (Cantab), PhD, RAIA
Theodora Bowering is an architect (RAIA), Gates Scholar and PhD Candidate in the Centre for Urban Conflict Research at the Department of Architecture, University of Cambridge. Theodora’s doctoral research investigates everyday experiences of ageing within the civic spaces of cities, looking specifically at mobility and memory in the London Borough of Newham. Theodora has worked for over six years in architectural practice, in Sydney and London, on residential, heritage and public buildings, from concept and detail design through to contract administration and office management. She was most recently responsible for project coordination and contract administration for The Flint House by Skene Catling de la Péna that won the 2015 RIBA House of the Year Award. Theo-dora convenes the CRASSH seminar series ‘Ageing and the city: everyday experiences of older people in urban environments’ and has been a volunteer and continuing instructor for the Taoist Tai Chi Society for over thirteen years.

David Howett, BSc (Hons), MSc, PhD (Cantab)
David Howett is a PhD Candidate at the Department of Clinical Neurosciences at the University of Cam-bridge and recipient of the MRC-Sackler fellow-ship prize. David’s research aims to develop novel biomarkers that will improve and advance the early detection of Alzheimer’s Disease (AD). The primary site of AD neurodegeneration occurs in the entorhinal cortex (EC), a part of the brain that is specialised for the processing and computation of spatial informa-tion. The EC’s network supports our ability to navi-gate throughout the world and understand the spatial relationship between objects. Given the ECs early impairment in AD, and its role in navigation, we aim to develop EC-sensitive tests of navigation and spatial memory. This is achieved through the development and implementation of immersive virtual reality and physical tests. This ap-proach is combined with neuroimaging and traditional neuropsychological tests to better characterise the relationship between structure and function in the earliest stages of AD..

Advisors:

Dr Judith Torrington
Department of Architecture, University of Sheffield

Dr Dennis Chan
Department of Neuroscience, University of Cambridge

Professor Carol Brayne
Department of Public Health, University of Cambridge 

Sarah Waller CBE
Kings Trust 

Professor Murray Fraser 
Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London

Dr Mayumi Hayashi
Institute of Gerontology, Kings College London