NICOLETTA SETOLA

NICOLETTA SETOLA PhD, Arch
Assistant Professor in Architectural Technology
Department of Architecture – TESIS Centre, University of Florence

Nicoletta is Architect, PhD in Architectural Technology and Design (2009), Assistant Professor at the School of Architecture at University of Florence from 2016.

Nicoletta’s work is on investigate the impact of healthcare architecture on human health and wellbeing. Her research focuses on project evaluation tools supporting design of healthcare spaces. She is expert in methodology and tools for the spatial-functional configuration analysis related to people flow in healthcare buildings and built environment.

Her past researches were on Space Syntax theory and methodology and its experimentation in hospitals to favor rights to health, identity, accessibility, relationships among people. Her last book published by Routledge is Designing Public Spaces in Hospitals.

Currently Nicoletta’s research is related to Birth Space Design. She was involved in the COST IS1405 BIRTH “Building Intrapartum Research Through Health” as representative member for Italy where she investigated the relationship between physical environment and birth outcomes.

She contributed as expert to the writing of the European Midwifery Unit Standards update (2018) in the section “Environment and Facilities”.

She is working on practice-based research on birth environment to support Italy NHS in designing new healthy Birth Centers.