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About this issue

Issue number
Volume 44 – Number 1


Jo-Anne Bichard is Senior Research Fellow at the Royal College of Art Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design. She is a design anthropologist whose research involves multi/inter-disciplinary collaboration and participatory engagement in the inclusive design process. Her primary research theme focuses on design for wellbeing in the built environment. With Gail Ramster, Jo-Anne is co-creator of The Great British Public Toilet Map and was runner up in the ESRC’s Outstanding Impact in Society award. Jo-Anne’s PhD ‘Extending Architectural Affordance; the case of the Publicly Accessible Toilet’ explored inclusive spatial, product and service design as crucial elements to afford access for users across abilities and age. She has published extensively on toilet design from an inclusive perspective.