Tracy Smith

Tracy left the BESiDE team in January 2017 to take up a position as Interior Designer with Angus Council.

Project Administrator & Research Assistant

My background is Interior Design with experience of design and project management in the public sector. Examples of my built projects include new-builds and refurbishments of a Care Complex, Health Centre and several Schools. I am interested in using Co-design in conjunction with Interior Design to create better spaces which encourage positive social interaction and promote general wellbeing.

Skills: Interior & Spatial Design, Project Management, co-design

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  • Trellis: A smile is worth a thousand words

    Now that BESiDE researchers have completed their work within the project partner care homes, they asked  to help say thank you to the residents.  Trellis provides therapeutic gardening sessions to help people take care of their physical, emotional, and social wellbeing.  In addition gardening can also provide education and training opportunities, not only horticulture skills but life skills, literacy, and numeracy.

  • Care and Dementia Show 2016
    Care in Construction

    Professional/Trade Conference

    BESiDE's Tracy Smith attended the Care in Construction conference in October 2016.  It is a new section within the Care & Dementia Show, the largest established event in the UK for those who provide care for older people.

    This new section is the only one of its kind in the UK to bring together architects, developers, interior designers, specifiers and care operators to discuss and collaborate on all aspects of care related construction projects from conception through to completed build, including full specified kit out.

  • Age Scotland National Conference
    Quality Matters - a later life in Scotland

    Professional/Trade Conference

    On Wednesday, 16th March 2016, Marianne Dee and Tracy Smith from the BESiDE team attended Age Scotland's annual national conference for stakeholders and inivited guests to explore the theme of Quality of Life in later life. 

  • Capturing the voice of care home residents

    Residents represent the critical link in our research into the built environment of care homes. We have been working on developing empathetic and novel ways to ensure their voice is captured. Empathy is crucial in order to ensure they can easily relate to the context of a conversation we wish to have with them about the nature of their home.  This means not only lightening up the academic processes as much as possible without threatening research ethics, but also developing a way that encourages them to want to talk to us and stay focused on a discussion about the built environment.