People / Nadia Beyzaei

Manager, Health Design Lab

Nadia Beyzaei is the Manager of the Health Design Lab and is responsible for the development, growth and leadership of the lab, from August 2022 – September 2023, while the Director of the Health Design Lab is on Maternity leave. Nadia is a designer and researcher working in the spaces of health and community engagement, as well as Sessional Faculty in the Faculty of Design + Dynamic Media. Prior to her role as Manager, Nadia was the Coordinator of the Health Design Lab for 5 years and engaged as a communication designer and design researcher on Indigenous health, aging, and complex care projects, while supporting the dissemination of research both locally and internationally.

During her 8 years at BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute, Nadia worked on a range of behavioural health research projects, including UX/UI projects which aim to improve access to care, and service design projects across clinics at BC Children’s Hospital.Nadia holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of British Columbia and a Master of Research in Healthcare + Design degree from the Royal College of Art, with her thesis work focusing on how design can enhance engagement in evidence-based medicine. Her multidisciplinary background in science, design and health research equally inform her participatory design-focused research practice, approach to social innovation projects, and interest in making complex topics accessible and approachable through visual and strategic design.

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