Announcing the winner of the 2022 Inaugural Health Research Scholarhip

The Australian Health Design Council is proud to announce the winner of the 2022 Health Design Scholarship as Katharina Nieberler-Walker who is undertaking a PhD at Griffith University, QLD, investigating Therapeutic Hospital Gardens. Katharina has previously published a well received article in this blog – see it here. Designing Therapeutic Hospital Gardens (THG) Globally TheContinue reading “Announcing the winner of the 2022 Inaugural Health Research Scholarhip”

Designing Therapeutic Hospital Gardens (THG) Globally

This research will enable practitioners, designers and hospital administrators to create purposefully designed and well-integrated hospital gardens globally, to further human, environmental and organisational health.

Design for Staff Wellbeing

As designers we often highlight the importance of positive spatial experiences for patients, and the need to create environments which reduce stress and improve patient satisfaction. Meanwhile, staff spaces are often designed for efficiency, travel distances, infection control and logistics. Clearly, we need to go beyond physical safety in occupational environments to support holistic staff wellbeing.

Healthcare responses to the challenge of a pandemic

From Admission to Discharge: Designing Biophilic, Salutogenic and Eudemonic Hospital Spaces in a Post-pandemic World Professor Evonne Miller, Dr Lindy Burton and I took part in an online webinar that was put together by the European Union Health Property Network on 4 September 2020. The theme of the session was: Relocate, Repurpose, Reorganize – TheContinue reading “Healthcare responses to the challenge of a pandemic”

Healthcare Facility Design Responses to Covid-19

How can health designers respond to the challenge of the COVID-19 challenge while ensuring that patients and staff are supported by a healing and salutogenic environment. Is id possible?

Healthcare Designers and Research

I recently peer-reviewed an academic paper that explored how well architects and other designers understand and value ‘research’. The author also looked at the degree to which architects engage in or initiate research studies, and then apply original findings to their projects. Reading this paper led me to reflect on how architects define research, andContinue reading “Healthcare Designers and Research”