Guy Collier

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Research Officer

Phone: +64 9 921 9999 ext 9179


Physical Address:
Room AB115, AUT North Shore Campus, 90 Akoranga Drive, Northcote 0627, Auckland, New Zealand

Links to relevant web pages:
Centre for Person Centred Research

Design for Health and Wellbeing Lab 


•    Master of Arts (Anthropology)
•    Post Graduate Diploma in Arts (Anthropology)
•    Bachelor of Arts (Sociology)

Memberships and Affiliations:

Design for Health and Wellbeing Lab

Research Areas:

•    Qualitative research methodologies
•    Medical anthropology
•    Co-design methods
•    Mild cognitive impairment 

Research Summary:

•    Understanding the lived experience and sociocultural context of cognitive ‘impairment’.
•    Integrating social science approaches to the study of dementia.
•    Co-designing with users of healthcare products and services.

Current Research Projects:

Living Well with Mild Cognitive Impairment
Nicola Kayes, Pauline Norris, Leigh Hale, Guy Collier
Funding: Brain Research New Zealand


Journal articles

Reay, S., Collier, G., Kennedy-Good, J., Old, A., Douglas, R., & Bill, A. (2016). Designing the future of healthcare together: prototyping a hospital co-design space. CoDesign, 1-18, DOI: 10.1080/15710882.2016.1160127.

Conference presentations

Collier, G. (2015, March). Medical Anthropology, Collaboration, and Designing for People with Mild Cognitive Impairment. Poster session presented at the AFRM/NZRA Rehabilitation Conference: Building an Enabling Society. Wellington, NZ.

Bill, A., Collier, G., & Reay, S. (2015). Making things happen: experiments in prototyping from a hospital design lab. In L. Collina, L. Galluzzo, & A Meroni (eds). Paper presented at The Virtuous Circle: Design Culture and Experimentation, Milan. 455-467. Italy: McGraw-Hill Education.

Reay S. D., Bill, A., Collier, G., & Kennedy-Good, J. (2015, October 13-17). Designing authentic learning experiences: Interdisciplinary collaboration between design and healthcare. Paper presented at AFRM/NZRA Rehabilitation Conference: Building an Enabling Society. Wellington, NZ.

Reay, S. D., Collier, G., Bill, A., Kennedy-Good, J., & Old, A. (2015, July 13-16). Designing New Healthcare Experiences: prototyping a physical space that enables a design approach to improving patient experiences in hospital. Paper presented at 3rd European Conference on Design4Health. Sheffield, UK.

Collier, G. (2014) “This Science is Still Here”: Ayurveda on New Zealand’s Medical Periphery. MA Dissertation, Dep of Anthropology, University of Auckland. An independent research project supervised by Dr Susanna Trnka and Dr Christine Dureau.