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University of Sunderland

Dr Faye Sedgewick

Dr Faye Sedgewick

KTP Research Associate, Building Design Northern

With a PhD in creating supportive living environments and as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA), Faye is committed to designing, delivering and advocating for better and more inclusive environments that promote healthy ageing.

Currently, Faye leads and manages one of the few Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) projects within the architectural field. This collaboration between Building Design Northern (BDN) and Northumbria University is driven by a shared goal of fostering innovation to enhance the quality of homes and care environments in the North East. Central to this mission is the development of BDN's Longevity Housing and Care Approach, which draws upon the collective insights of older adults, healthcare professionals, social care experts, and built environment specialists.

Faye's expertise includes creating age-friendly environments, implementing evidence-based design principles, and facilitating cross-disciplinary knowledge exchange. She has collaborated with organizations like the Centre for Ageing Better and the RSA, leading the creation of 'Home Sweet Home,' a design brief to inspire the next generation of designers to reimagine age-friendly design. Her work has received national and international recognition and has been featured at the London Design Festival, the Royal Institute of British Architects, and the Association of Project Safety.