Kerstin contributed to the Good Practice podcast in October 2020. The topic of the programme was ‘Workplace design in the Covid era’ discussing the implications on organisational performance if we all continue to work from home. Kerstin spoke about her research in hospital wards and co-working spaces conducted together with Rositsa and the importance of communication for organisational performance.
Kerstin talked to Mariella Frostrup for Times Radio in October 2020. Together with Bruce Daisley and others she discussed the future of work in the post-Covid era.
Kerstin talked about the kind of workplace we might be returning to and how to get there safely in September 2020 in the ‘Coronavirus: The Whole Story’ podcast which highlights UCL’s interdisciplinary expertise on Covid-19. You can listen to the episode ‘Is it time to go back to the office?’ here.
Ros talked to Bert Broadhead for the Building Our Future podcast in January 2019. The 35 minute long podcast discusses workplace science and whether we give enough thought to the impact that the design and layout of our workplaces has on our individual and collective productivity & well-being.
Kerstin was a contributor to ‘The Why Factor’ broadcast on BBC World Service in July 2019. The topic of the programme was ‘Why should we work together?’ and Kerstin spoke about her research on collaboration in workplaces. She explained how open plan offices can lead to a sense of being seen and watched by others which can be a negative influence on people talking to each other.
Ros and Kerstin were interviewed by Pilar Orti for the Virtual Not Distant podcast in February 2018. In a good half an hour, the podcast entitled ‘Scientific Thinking in Workplace Design’ delves into the factors in the workplace that affect how we work with others.
Kerstin was interviewed by Ian Ellison for the Workplace Matters podcast in June 2017. In a bit more than an hour, the podcast entitled ‘Humans versus Machines? It’s complicated…’ discusses a broad range of topics around the workplace, spatial design and scientific thinking.
Ros and Kerstin both gave evidence to the Design Commission Parliamentary inquiry into ‘Design of the Built Environment and Behaviour’. The resulting ‘People and Places’ report published in March 2017, is full of recommendations to policymakers, government and industry on how design should be used to create healthier, happier and more energy efficient environments. Our expertise found its way into the section on Productive, innovative and creative behaviours.
Kerstin was named as #7 in the January 2017 OnOffice Magazine ‘Power List‘ of movers and shakers within the world of workplace for ‘being perfectly positioned between the theoretical and the practical concerns of office interiors’.
Ros was featured in the article ‘What workers want: Evidence-based design‘ on 16 December 2016 on building.co.uk, following her contribution to a webinar on ‘Evidence behind creating the ideal working environment’, hosted by Building earlier in December.