Research project on mental health in architecture receives funding

A ground-breaking research project investigating the work-related wellbeing of architects and architecture students, as linked to professional cultures and professional identity, has been funded in the most recent round of the Australian Research Council’s Linkage Projects scheme.

Titled ‘Architectural Work Cultures: professional identity, education and wellbeing,’ the project will be an interdisciplinary collaboration between researchers in the Monash University Department of Architecture (Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture) and Department of Management (Faculty of Business and Economics).

It will be the first major study to use interdisciplinary, qualitative and quantitative methods to address the question of how workplace cultures and professional identity affect subjective wellbeing in architecture – and lay the foundations for practical improvements in the future.