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Dr Flavia Marcello

Associate Professor; Department Research Director,


Flavia comes to Swinburne after a varied teaching career at Deakin and Melbourne Universities and Temple University's Rome Campus.
She has also worked as Professional Development Manager at the Australian Institute of Architects and as Curriculum Development Consultant at Box Hill Institute.
Her historical research focusses on the art, architecture, exhibitions and urban spaces of inter-war Italy.
She also conducts action research in the role of design to improve health outcomes. Design studios are used to explore new paradigms for aged care, in particular for people with dementia.

Research interests

Allied Health Design; Design History, Philosophy, and Theory

PhD candidate and honours supervision

Higher degrees by research

Accredited to supervise Masters & Doctoral students as Principal Coordinating Supervisor.

PhD topics and outlines

Architectural history: 20th C architecture;

Design and health: 20th C architecture;

Design and health: The role of architectural design for better health outcomes


Available to supervise honours students.

Teaching areas

Aged care;Allied Health Design;Design History, Philosophy, and Theory;Public Good Design;Strategic & Transformative Design: Health


Also published as: Marcello, Flavia; Marcello, F.
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Recent research grants awarded

  • 2017: Designing the Waiting Room 2020. Exploration of supportive innovative health services for the community- Design Summer Studio 2017 *; Access Health and Community Funds Scheme
  • 2016: Future Self and Design Living Lab Project: Designing the Waiting Room 2020 - an exploration of supportive innovative health services for the community. *; Inner East Community Health Service

* Chief Investigator

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