Dr Stephanie Liddicoat
- Faculty of Health, Arts & Design
- School of Design
- Department of Interior Architecture and Industrial Design
- AMDC711 Hawthorn campus
Dr Liddicoat is a Lecturer in Architectural Design in the School of Design at Swinburne University of Technology and Director of her own design and research consultancy, LiddicoatDesign. Dr Liddicoat’s research interests are at the nexus of architecture and health, and include how the built environment can support wellbeing within hospital settings, and the role of design practice in mental health service environments.
Dr Liddicoat’s recent research includes explorations of design practice in pediatric hospital environments, mental health service user perceptions of built environments, and implications for the field of architectural practice. She is also interested in participatory research methodologies, and furthering the field of evidence-based design, through research and community engagement projects. She is a regular speaker at conferences and colloquia regarding design for health and wellbeing, and directs her own design consultancy focused on developing supportive environments which enrich health and wellbeing across sectors, including youth justice, mental health services and hospitals.
Dr Liddicoat also utilises emerging digital design and visualisation technologies in her research and teaching. Key to this is the recognition of how emerging technologies such as virtual reality, gaming, prototyping and mass customisation will impact not just design but also research processes (particularly participatory research processes). Dr Liddicoat offers a range of specialisations including: expanded and emerging drawing practices; virtual reality technologies in design process and visualisation; design approaches and methods; collaborative/participatory design; design with and for sensitive populations; phenomenology/the somatic; wellbeing in justice/detention environments and design for health
Allied Health Design; Public Good Design; Strategic & Transformative Design: Health
PhD candidate and honours supervision
Higher degrees by research
Accredited to supervise Masters & Doctoral students as Co-Supervisor.
Available to supervise honours students.
Fields of Research
- Architecture - 120100
- Built Environment And Design Not Elsewhere Classified - 129999
Allied Health Design;Public Good Design;Strategic & Transformative Design: Health
Also published as: Liddicoat, Stephanie; Liddicoat, S.
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Recent research grants awarded
- 2019: Developing a more supportive emergency department for mental health presentations *; Barbara Dicker Brain Science grant
* Chief Investigator
- 2020-03-10: Can the design of a doctors waiting room stop the spread of germs? - ABC Radio
- 2019-12-12: The future of hospital design includes murals, Meerkats and more windows! - ABC Radio
- 2019-12-05: Aquariums, meerkats and gaming screens: how hospital design supports children, young people and their families - The Conversation
- 2019-08-07: Dr Stephanie Liddicoat Guest Lecture - I presented a guest lecture on the role of designed environments for health and wellbeing at Victoria University in Wellington, New Zealand (Wednesday 7th August 2019).
- 2019-08-07: Improving hospital emergency department design for mental health presentations - Swinburne University News
- 2019-07-07: Radiotherapy - 3RRR Radio
- 2019-06-05: Designing for Wellbeing in Children's Hospitals - Pursuit
- Can improved office design lead to fewer sick days? - Realestate.com.au
- Designing the right headspace - Pursuit
- Designing the Therapeutic Space: Using Layout, Color, and Other Elements to Get Patients in the Right Frame of Mind - Psychiatry Advisor
- Designs build on recovery: Herald Sun - Herald Sun, p 58
- Reverberations of Studio 01: Exhibition Launched - Grainger Museum
- Story/Storey: Telling architectural tales through new narratives - MPavilion
- The architecture of therapy - ABC Radio
- Virtual morality: Ethics in the design of virtual worlds - MPavilion