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What’s it about?

The International Association of Health Design (IAHD) is founded on the premise that healthcare is broken, but anyone involved in healthcare has the capacity to improve how healthcare responds and performs.

So what?

The IAHD has five pillars:

  1. Accessible healthcare for all
  2. Valuing the perspectives of those who seek healthcare
  3. Sustaining the performance of those involved in caring for people
  4. Focusing on small changes that improve outcomes for people in healthcare today
  5. Highlighting the contribution of design and architecture in the care of those who seek healthcare.


The IAHD was founded on three important premises:

  1. Economic: Publishing in peer reviewed journals and having one's work recognised internationally is still regarded as a must. Yet for many, the cost of publishing in open access journals and regularly attending international conferences is neither affordable nor sustainable. Through the IAHD, we aim to provide a forum for those with valuable ideas to share their work.
  2. Social: Most people in healthcare access social media and interact online. Although many are like-minded, they lack an overarching association or community that caters to their needs. The IAHD aims to create that community.
  3. Technological: Technological innovation now allows collaboration and communication unparalleled since we all lived in one small village. The costs are modest. An online talk can serve an individual as much if not more than a paper in academic journals accessed only by a few. By using the technological innovations available, the IAHD will foster global collaboration and idea sharing.


Membership is limited to those whose work focuses on addressing the IAHD's five pillars albeit from a range of perspectives, including but not limited to healthcare practitioners, clinicians, researchers, designers, architects and consumers of healthcare. All members are involved in healthcare in some capacity. The membership fee is AUD $500 per annum. This fee allows the IAHD to independently maintain the benefits to members independent of advertising or publication fees.

Member Benefits

  1. The Journal of Health Design as a platform for their ideas. Unlimited free publication, subject to rigorous peer review, in a fully open access journal. The journal is already listed on a number of databases and is making steady progress towards inclusion in Pubmed and Scopus.
  2. Two podcast interviews annually with Dr Moyez Jiwa. The podcasts are available free on Soundcloud and listed on Tunein, Stitcher, Spotify, Itune and Pocketcasts. Once recorded, the podcast interviews are shared on Twitter and other social media.
  3. Access to the members of the association via a members' only Linkedin page





Moyez Jiwa

In a career spanning more than thirty years as a clinician, researcher, educator and leader Moyez has published over 120 peer reviewed papers, several book chapters and has led research that has had an impact on healthcare policy. His research focuses on the smallest change that health practitioners can make to improve outcomes in healthcare. He is due to publish his first book on the art of doctoring in 2019. 


Tammy McCausland

Tammy McCausland is a freelance editor and writer who has spent the last five years working in academic editing and publications management within the healthcare field. She has a graduate degree in journalism from Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada, and a bachelor’s degree in English literature from the University of Waterloo, in Waterloo, ON, Canada.

Catherine Krejany

Dr. Catherine Krejany is a lecturer in research at the Melbourne Clinical School, University of Notre Dame Australia. She has a Ph.D. in medical immunology in the field of vaccine development. She is an experienced educator in both the higher education and vocational training sectors. More recently, Catherine has focused on primary care research. Her current interests include health innovations using nudge theory and behaviour change interventions to improve patient experience.

Paresh Dawda

Dr (Adjunct Professor) Paresh Dawda is a General Medical Practitioner, academic and researcher with expertise in clinical leadership, quality and patient safety improvement. His clinical interests include the management of chronic conditions and those with complex needs e.g. frail elderly.  This has led to a practice with a strong focus on aged care and also palliative care.

Jagdeesh Singh Dhaliwal

GP and Medical Director with Expertise in Technology Implementation and Healthcare Leadership and Management Development.

Deborah Heiser

Deborah Heiser, PhD holds a degree in Applied Developmental Psychology with a specialty in aging.  She has a 20 year track record of award winning research, presentating, consulting and coaching. 

Sakib Jalil

Healthcare is proliferating with technology-mediated treatments. But little work is done to improve the experience of the patients and caregivers. We can make change happen through Human-Centred Design. Whether it is a service or a technology, the experience can be improved for the patients.

Sue Mathieson

I help to transform healthcare leaders, empowering them to build optimal workplaces & deliver high value healthcare. Employ Partners co-founder, property investor, blogger, speaker and author. As a co-founder of Employ Partners, I believe the success of businesses is achieved through strong and effective leadership, the ability to maintain a core ideology but adapt elsewhere to meet the demands of an ever-changing environment and investing in the holistic well-being of employees.

Sarah McGann

Professor Sarah McGann is the Dean of Arts and Sciences, Fremantle, at the University of Notre Dame Australia. Her research publications build upon her architectural research and practice background particularly within the “social life of buildings.” Sarah has expertise in design for ageing and palliative care. In her prior international architectural practice, she has designed award-winning palliative care hospice projects. Sarah also consults with a range of architectural practices, healthcare and aged care providers on built environment matters. Her funded work includes investigating the impact design and spatial practices have upon buildings and their occupants. Sarah is currently the Principle Investigator in an interdisciplinary project that examines the design of aged care facilities and their impact on quality of life indicators.

Alexandra McManus

Alexandra McManus is a public health practitioner with substantial experience in community-based intervention and multi-disciplinary research in urban, regional and rural settings. She has a background in finance (11 yrs) and project management in the health and medical sectors (20yrs). Over the past two decades, Alex has lead a number of very successful community-based research initiatives particularly with those at highest risk of poor health outcomes such indigenous populations, seniors, children and at-risk youth. Alex provides comment on government policy and consultation processes that relate to health and medical research

Helen Parker

Helen Parker’s UK clinical, managerial and academic career in health care spanned 30 years. After a career in district nursing and practice nursing, Helen spent some years developing and managing NHS integrated community services as a Director on Primary Care Trusts. She was also a member of the Department of Health Transforming Community Services Board. Before moving to New Zealand late 2013, Helen was involved in the early design and implementation of Super Partnerships, new models of care and ownership models for general practice and was a senior fellow with the health think tank The Nuffield Trust, UK

Jack Poore

Jake Poore is President and Chief Experience Officer of Integrated Loyalty Systems, a company whose mission is to elevate the human side of healthcare.

Bastian Seidel

RACGP Immediate Past President, and a GP and practice owner in Tasmania’s Huon Valley.