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Prof Ruth Dalton


Department: Architecture and Built Environment

Ruth Dalton

Campus Address

SUB002, Sutherland Building
Northumberland Road
Newcastle upon Tyne


  • Education (other/general) PGCert December 31 2010
  • Education (other/general) PGCert November 01 2007
  • Architecture PhD June 30 2001
  • Architecture PGCert December 01 2000
  • Architecture Other Qualification November 06 1998
  • Architecture MSc November 01 1996
  • Architecture BSc (Hons) August 01 1991
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA) FHEA 2008
  • Architect Architects Registration Board (ARB) 2000
  • Chartered Member Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) 2000

Research Themes and Scholarly Interests

Architecture, Space Syntax, Spatial Cognition, Architectural Cognition, Architectural Experience, Architectural Useability, Wayfinding, Navigation, Pedestrian Movement, Virtual Reality, Design Thinking and Creativity

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • A Wayfinding Research in Virtual Environments, Yesiltepe, D., Dalton, R., Ozbil Torun, A., Dalton, N., Noble, S., Hornberger, M., Spiers, H. 8 Jul 2019
  • Exploring Individual Differences and Building Complexity in Wayfinding, Kuliga, S., Nelligan, B., Dalton, R., Marchette, S., Shelton, A., Carlson, L., Hölscher, C. 1 Jun 2019, In: Environment and Behavior
  • Making cities more walkable by understanding how other people influence our journeys, Dalton, R. 18 Feb 2019
  • Syntactic Stitching II, Zied Abozied, E., Vialard, A., Dalton, R. 8 Jul 2019
  • The Contribution of Visual Attention and Declining Verbal Memory Abilities to Age-related Route Learning Deficits, Grzeschik, R., Dalton, R., Innes, A., Shanker, S., Wiener, J. 1 Jun 2019, In: Cognition
  • The Language of Architectural Diagrams, Tenbrink, T., Dalton, R., Williams, A. 12 Sep 2019
  • Usage of Landmarks in Virtual Environments for Wayfinding, Yesiltepe, D., Dalton, R., Ozbil Torun, A., Dalton, N., Noble, S., Hornberger, M., Coutrot, A., Spiers, H. 8 Jul 2019
  • Virtual navigation tested on a mobile app is predictive of real-world navigation performance, Coutrot, A., Schmidt, S., Coutrot, L., Pittman, J., Hong, L., Wiener, J., Hölscher, C., Dalton, R., Hornberger, M., Spiers, H. 18 Mar 2019, In: PLoS One
  • Wayfinding as a Social Activity, Dalton, R., Hölscher, C., Montello, D. 4 Feb 2019, In: Frontiers in Psychology

PGR Supervision

  • Christopher Reeves Start: 27/01/2017
  • John-Sebastian Messer Start: 01/11/2014
  • Demet Yesiltepe Start: 01/10/2017
  • Diogo Henriques Envisioning tomorrow’s cities: experiments in evaluation and co-creation of urban visions Start: 23/05/2016


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