Honours | Ph.D.
Where it starts…
Michelle is my inspiration. My desire to pressure research within intellectual disability and non-verbal communication has come from my sister. Through our experiences together, there is a requirement for representation of non-verbal individuals with comorbid and intellectual disability. I have committed my life to understanding her every need and desire, which has influenced my level of empathy towards her and to people like her. Over the years, I have witnessed first-hand the challenges that Michelle faces within private (familiar) and public (foreign) spaces, programs and processes; one of the reasons behind my career as a spatial designer and drive of my PhD research. I dedicate all my research to Michelle and persons with non-verbal intellectual disability. You have my heart.
Honours | Interior Architecture
Neural Sensorium |
How can the interior become an agent for change utilising technological advancements in stimulating agency and communication for people with neurodevelopmental disabilities?
Supervision | Jhana Pfeiffer-Hunt
Photomontage// The eye of the mind
Ph.D | Design
“What considerations and processes do spatial designers need to undertake when working with individuals who present with profound intellectual disabilities, particularly those who are non-verbal and use alternative communication systems.”
Supervision | Dr. Kanvar Nayer, Dr. Chris Cottrell and Professor Daphne Flynn
Design Health Collab Monash University
Coming soon …