Jane Carthey


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Jane Carthey is an Architect who has specialised in the design of hospitals and other healthcare facilities for over 30 years. Between 2002 and 2005, she managed the development of the NSW Health Facility Guidelines (NSWHFG) and from 2005-2010, the Australasian Health Facility Guidelines (AusHFG) project. She was the Director of the Centre for Health Assets Australasia (CHAA) and until mid-2011, was an Associate Professor in Construction Management at UNSW. After returning to private practice in 2011, she worked with HI (Rice Daubney) on the bid and design phases for the Sunshine Coast University Hospital, and then following her return to the practice after two years in Christchurch, New Zealand, on the Westmead Hospital Acute Services Building project. From mid 2013-2014, she lived in Christchurch, New Zealand and worked with the Katoa architectural collective on the design of the new Christchurch Hospital Acute Services Building. More recently, she worked with the operational commissioning team at St Vincent’s Private Hospital, Sydney and left at the end of February 2018 to concentrate more effectively on her doctoral studies.

In 2011 she established the Australian Health Design Council – an organisation dedicated to improving the design of Australian healthcare facilities and stepped down as its founding chair at the end of 2016.

Jane recently completed a Doctor in Creative Industries (DCI) at QUT which is investigating user group design processes on healthcare design projects.

Dr Jane Carthey, BArch, MPM, EDAC, FRAIA
Founding Chair of the Australian Health Design Council Inc
Current Vice-Chair Sydney-based