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Elizabeth Marcheschi

Elizabeth Marcheschi


MSc in clinical and community Psychology, PhD and Postdoctoral training in the field of Environmental Psychology and Healthcare Architecture.

The focus of my work is on human-environment interplay and on users’ perception and experience of place. In both, teaching and research attention is therefore given to those psychological processes that intercede between the environment and people’s health and well-being.

I am used to work with laboratory and field studies and at different units of environmental analysis (micro-macro).


I am working as a teacher at SLU in the Master program on outdoor environments for health and well-being. Among the courses I am involved with; environmental perception and experience, place activity and human development, research methods for people and environment studies and health promoting outdoor environments.


I am involved in different research projects which have in common health and well-being outcomes and environmental sustainability.

Among the most recent projects; Art, identity and care in hospital public spaces, rehabilitation and architecture in persons home (continuity of care from hospital to home settings among patients with stroke), evidence based design for healthcare architecture (EBD), sustainable and livable neighborhoods (car-free districts) and walking among vulnerable groups of society and physical environmental quality.



I have handled a number of Master’s theses within the OHW Master program at SLU

Selected publications

Marcheschi, E., Ståhl, A., Almén, M., and Johansson, M. (2020). A theoretical model for urban walking among people with disabilities. Frontiers in Psychology, 11 (156), 1-12.

Mattsson, P., Johansson, M., Almén, M., Laike, T., Marcheschi, E., and Ståhl, A.  (2020). Improved Usability of Pedestrian Environments after Dark for People with Vision Impairment: an Intervention Study. Sustainability, 12 (3), 1096.

Elf, M, Anåker, A, Marcheschi, E, Sigurjónsson, Á, Ulrich, RS (2020). The built environment and its impact on health outcomes and experiences of patients, significant others and staff—A protocol for a systematic review. Nursing Open; 00: 1– 5.

Vogel, N., Koglin, T., Perander, S., Larsson, A., and Marcheschi, E. (2019). Implementering av bilfria distrikt - En dokumentstudie från ett internationellt, nationellt, regionalt och lokalt perspektiv. K2 working paper 2019:8, 1-58.

Kylén, M., von Koch, L., Pessah-Rasmussen, H., Marcheschi, E., Yetterberg, C., Heylighen, A., & Elf, M. (2019). The importance of the built environment in person-centred rehabilitation at home: study protocol. Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 46, 1 – 15.

Marcheschi, E., Sigurjónsson, A., Ulrich, R., & Elf, M. (2019). The physical environment and its effect on health outcomes: a systematic review. Architecture Research Care and Health. Denmark: Polyteknisk Boghandel og Forlag.

Setola, N., Bellini, E., and Marcheschi, E. (2019). Interdisciplinary approach to evaluate environmental users’ perceived restoration in hospital public spaces. Architecture Research Care and Health. Denmark: Polyteknisk Boghandel og Forlag.

Marcheschi, E., von Koch, L., Pessah-Rasmussen, & Elf, M. (2017). Home setting after stroke, facilitators and barriers: a systematic literature review. Health and Social care in the community, 19, 1-9.

Marcheschi, E., Johansson, M., Laike, T., & Brunt, D. (2016). Housing design and people with severe mental illness. An observational approach to the investigation of supported housing facilities. Scandinavian Journal of Psychology, 57, 12-21.

Marcheschi, E. (2015). The housing environment of people with severe mental illness. A study of supported housing facilities in Sweden. (Doctoral Thesis), Department of Architecture and Built Environment, Lund University, E-huset Tryckeri.

Hagerhall, C., Laike, T., Taylor, R., Küller, M., Marcheschi, E., & Boydston, C. (2015). Human physiological benefits of viewing nature:  EEG responses to exact and statistical fractals pattern. Nonlinear Dynamics Psychology and Life Sciences, 19 (1), 1-12.

Marcheschi, E., Johansson, M., Brunt, D., Hansson, L., & Laike, T. (2015). Quality of life and place attachment among people with severe mental illness. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 41, 145-154.

Marcheschi, E., Johansson, M., Brunt, D., & Laike, T. (2014). Physical environmental qualities of supported housing facilities for people with severe mental illness. Journal of Architecture and Planning research, 31 (2), 128- 142.

Marcheschi, E., Brunt, D., Hansson, L., & Johansson, M.  (2013). The influence of physical environmental qualities on the social climate of supported housing facilities for people with severe mental illness. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 34 (2), 117-123,



Lecturer at the Institutionen för människa och samhälle
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Postal address:
Box 190
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Visiting address: Slottsvägen 5, Alnarp