Professor Daphne Flynn

Professor Daphne Flynn

Professor Daphne Flynn

Director, Health Collab

Department of Design

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Graduate research supervisor

Daphne is Director of Design Health Collab, Monash Art, Design and Architecture’s Health and Wellbeing lab. Daphne works to encourage collaboration with university researchers, industry partners and medical bodies.

As a Practice Professor, Daphne draws on a broad range of experiences with various design consultancies, as well as a variety of business from small firms to multinational companies.

Daphne’s interest is in applying design thinking methodology to facilitate innovation, particularly in the area of healthcare and wellbeing.

Whether the challenge is considering the ergonomics and ease of use of medtech devices or creating better patient experiences in healthcare organisations, design can play a central role in facilitating innovation and change.

Daphne’s experience includes collaborations with MIME in medtech research, designing the award-winning asthma prediction device X-halo, and investigating a Hospital-to-Home healthcare pilot program for Philips.

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Awards of Merit honours for Monash Design and Architecture at Design Australia Awards

Monash Design and Architecture and research labs SensiLab and Wominjeka Djeembana took out six Awards of Merit at the Design Institute of Australia (DIA) Designers Australia Awards 2023.


Co-design for Healthy Ageing

Inspired by Singapore, a cross-cultural, cross-generational student project.

Emergency Waiting Rooms

A co-design investigation into Emergency Department waiting rooms.

Hand Hygiene Compliance

Positive behaviour change through design.

Intelligent Footware

Creating an intelligent shoe to monitor the symptoms of people with diabetes.

Venous Access

Improving the efficacy and experience of Venous Access.

Project GLOOK

Exploring the feasibility and acceptance of a wearable device that monitors blood glucose in patients with diabetes and the effectiveness of real time physician feedback in modifying health behaviour.

Mobile Stroke Imager

A lightweight mobile stroke imager designed to fit into standard ambulances and provide faster stroke diagnosis at the point of care.

Asthma nebuliser / PALM

Breathing new life into asthma treatment using the PALM of their hand.


Improving blood donor retention through design.

Future Healthcare

This Monash-led interdisciplinary initiative is at the intersection of university, healthcare, community, government and industry.