Methologica is an applied research and evaluation consulting firm specializing in assessing how the design of the built environment impacts human behaviour, social interaction and well-being. Working with architects, hospitals and the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (MOHLTC), Methologica has been influential in the research and development of new design guidelines that re-imagine hospitals as places of wellness instead of places of illness.
Contribution: I have been working with Methologica as a Research Associate since its inception in 2014. My primary responsibility is to provide qualitative research expertise including the conceptualization, implementation and training of qualitative methodologies and techniques. Projects to date: Bridgepoint Active Healthcare, Toronto, ON; West Park Healthcare Centre, Toronto, ON; Providence Care Hospital, Kingston, ON; Niagara Health, St. Catharines Hospital, St. Catharines, ON (current). Reports to date:
Alvaro, C., Kostovski, D., Wilkinson, A., Gardner, P., & Gallant, S. (2015). A planning guide for post occupancy evaluation: The ABCs of POEs. Prepared for the Health Capital Investment Branch, Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care, Toronto, Canada.
Alvaro, C., Kostovski, D., Wilkinson, A. & Gardner, P. (2015). Design and Evaluation: The Path to Better Outcomes, The Final Report on the Bridgepoint Active Healthcare Pre and Post Occupancy Evaluation. Bridgepoint Active Healthcare. http://www.bridgepointhealth.ca/en/what-we-do/Hospital-design-and-health-outcomes.asp
Alvaro, C., Kostovski, D., Wilkinson, A. & Gardner, P. (2014). Design and Evaluation: The Path to Better Outcomes. A Preliminary Report on the Bridgepoint Active Healthcare Pre- and Post Occupancy Evaluation. Bridgepoint Active Healthcare.