Hopeful places offer sanctuary and respite from the turmoil and trauma of difficult life experiences, such as being in hospital or living with a life-long condition, and can help staff, patients, carers alike.
Hopeful hospitals: Jenny collaborated with research led by Prof Hilary Dalke, Kingston University, for the National Health Service (NHS) exploring the effects of lighting and interior design on patient and staff wellbeing resulting in a design guide for healthcare settings called Lighting and Colour for Hospital Design
Research by Jenny at the Scottish award winning Maggie’s Cancer Centre at Gartnavel, Glasgow has showed the importance of good design to patients, staff and volunteers in managing the trauma of cancer.
Building on the Francis effectThis autumn I become my own study in human adaptation, as I moved across the Atlantic to America to become the Professor in Design and Health at the Architecture School, University of Virginia. My relationship with the USA began in 1980s as a student in literature, exploring its unique historical, cultural and social dynamics through some of... Read more »
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Dalke et al., Lighting and Colour for Hospital Design. NHS Estates (2004).