The influence of spatial design on team communication in hospital emergency departments

Project Details


This project aimed to identify spatial design factors that influence informal interprofessional team-based communication within hospital emergency departments

Key Expertise Provided:

  • Bridging gap between research and practice: literature review of the influence of spatial design and health workforce practices
  • Evidence informed practice: conducting research to building the evidence about what influence spatial design has on staff team communication
  • Research Translation: Working with International Design forms and hospitals to utilise evidence into practice


  • Literature review
  • Photo elicitation
  • Qualitative interviews and focus group discussion

Research Group

Key Contact

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Department / Centre

Centre for Health Policy

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