Jane Carthey
Editor and Board Member, Australian Health Design Council

Jane is a health architect and researcher with over 35 years experience on healthcare design projects. She has recently completed a Doctorate in Creative Industries at QUT that investigated the user group process on healthcare design projects in Australia and New Zealand. She is a founding member of the AHDC and continues to serve as a board member for that organisation.

If you are interested in the design of healthcare buildings (including hospitals, health centres and other types of buildings that deliver health services), then you have come to right place. This blog furthers the mission and purpose of the Australian Health Design Council in promoting the use of the best available evidence for design decision-making on Australian healthcare facility projects.

We are dedicated to sharing the best possible information and findings from rigorous research into healthcare facility design. Although our focus is design, we are also interested in other issues that impact on design decisions. Please also note that:

  1. This blog is not a ‘how to’ guide for designing healthcare buildings, although some of our posts may suggest matters to be considered in doing so.
  2. We encourage debate and discussion around the subject matter of our posts. This debate may be opinionated yet should always be constructive, and ideally exploratory.
  3. It is not in anybody’s interests to bash our funding authorities or project clients – other than to raise issues constructively and respectfully with the aim of achieving positive debate and generally improving project outcomes.
  4. The interests of our readers will mostly guide the topics that we cover. So we hope that you communicate with us and tell us what you would like to see covered in this blog. Where possible, we also ask you to consider being a guest author. See the Submissions page for further details.

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