Doctor of Philosophy - Architecture, Building and Planning

  • CRICOS code: 056961K

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Career outcomes

On completing your research degree, you will have acquired an internationally recognised and respected qualification. Graduates of our research programs have gone on to work at institutions and organisations in Australia and across the world. Many of our graduates are working in leading built environment practices across the world, and at high-ranking universities internationally. They are active in facilitating progressive built environments globally.


Stephanie Liddicoat

Dr Liddicoat is a Research Fellow at the University of Melbourne, in the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning. Her doctoral research examined the design of environments for mental health services, an outcome of which was a set of evidence-informed design guidance for architects and designers to use when engaged in mental health facility projects.

Since completing her PhD, Dr Liddicoat has continued her research work at the nexus of architecture and health, including examining how the built environment can support wellbeing within hospital settings, paediatric care and aged care environments.

Her design consultancy, LiddicoatDesign, translates her meaningful research into built environments to better serve patients, carers, staff, loved ones and families. Being active in research and practice means she understands complexities of designing with and for sensitive and vulnerable populations, such as older adults, mental health services users, and children.

Dr Liddicoat is also extensively involved in community engagement projects, increasing public awareness about how the built environment can support wellbeing.