Supporting robust, practical, rigorous, academic evidence for healthcare design

Since it’s foundation in 2012, the Australian Health Design Council (AHDC) has been committed to creating and sharing knowledge about the design of healthcare facilities with all who are interested in developing the best possible health buildings for the Australian community.

Our Research Blog is 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.  We encourage you to contribute your knowledge and expertise to its ongoing development. We aim to publish regularly, and accept submissions to the Blog. 

Our Research Scholarship provides valuable financial aid for high-performing research students to further their research project and disseminate knowledge within the health facility design community. 

Blog Submission Requirements

  • An article of around 800-1,000 words (can be longer if necessary, but not beyond 1,500 words).
  • Information about yourself (100 words). And ORCID if you have one.
  • If you have one or more images that you’d like to accompany your post, please send them to us (as long as you have the right to do so, of course). 

What else do I need to know?

  • We are a non for profit and non-government organisation.
  • We do not pay for articles.
  • We do not accept payment for publishing articles.
  • We do not publish ‘advertorials’ for for-profit organisations.
  • We generally do not cross-post already published content.


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Blog Editor

Dr Jane Repin Carthey 

Immediate Past President & Committee Member

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 Committee Member.

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