Other publications

    The Wellbeing of Architects 2021 Student Survey, Primary Report

    Tracey Shea, Byron Kinnaird, Maryam Gusheh, Brian Cooper, Naomi Stead, Kirsten Orr, Liz Battiston, Julie Wolfram Cox

    We can now report the findings of the major survey of wellbeing of architectural students in Australia, undertaken in 2021.

    Web link / Perma-link

    The Wellbeing of Architects 2021 Practitioner Survey, Primary Report

    Tracey Shea, Brian Cooper, Maryam Gusheh, Byron Kinnaird, Naomi Stread, Kirsten Orr, Liz Battiston, Julie Wolfram Cox

    We are pleased to share the important findings of the first major survey of work-related wellbeing of practitioners in the Australian architecture profession, undertaken in 2021.

    Web link / 2022 / Perma-link

    Work-related Wellbeing – Initial Findings

    Naomi Stead

    Monash University Professor of Architecture Naomi Stead provides an update on the three-year, Australian Research Council–funded research project about the wellbeing of practitioners and students in architecture, with an emphasis on some early findings of the recent practitioner survey.

    Association of Consulting Architects / 2021 / Perma-link

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    Valuing architecture key to improving work-related wellbeing, researchers find

    Naomi Stead, Julia Rodwell, Maryam Gusheh, Brian Cooper, Julie Wolfram Cox, Byron Kinnaird, Kirsten Orr

    The research team reports on the landmark survey of work-related wellbeing in architecture that has found that architects feel systemically misunderstood and under-appreciated, leading to long hours, deadline pressures and inadequate pay conditions.

    ArchitectureAU / 2021 / Perma-link

    Work-related mental wellbeing in architecture

    Naomi Stead, Maryam Gusheh

    In contrast to many other professions, the architecture profession knows relatively little about the mental wellbeing of its practitioners. And yet, in a sector as complex and paradoxical as this, in an age in which mental illness is so common, an examination of the relationship between work and wellbeing appears crucial. Just as we have begun to address gender equity issues in architecture in Australia, it is time to get the facts straight on mental health so that we can act accordingly.

    Architecture Australia / March 2020 / Perma-link