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PDBE Student Spotlight

Deborah Wingler, MSD-HHE, EDAC

Deborah is a third-year doctoral student in the Clemson PDBE program. She holds a Master of Science and Design in Healthcare and Healing Environments from Arizona State University Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, and a B.S. in Chemistry from Northern Arizona University. Her dissertation examines the impact of using an induction room vs. the operating theater for anesthetic induction on child and parent anxiety for children who are undergoing an ambulatory surgical procedure and their parents. By eliciting real-time data from both child and parent physiological and affective responses, Deborah’s dissertation study extends upon and merges neuroscience and healthcare architecture research. Her study will provide new insight into the role of design in supporting the child and parent experience during the ambulatory surgical process.

During her time at Clemson, Deborah has studied under Anjali Joseph, Ph.D., EDAC in the Architecture + Health concentration, and held a graduate research assistantship with the Center for Health Facilities Design and Testing. She has worked on multiple large grant funded projects, co-authored and published three peer reviewed journal articles, multiple industry publications, and disseminated the findings of her collaborative and individual research through over twenty national and international presentations. Deborah is well known as a patient and family advocate for healthcare design and also serves as a reviewer for peer-reviewed journals and industry competitions.



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The role of the real estate development process in countering terrorism: Current considerations, barriers and incentives in the UK, US and Australia

Recent attacks on crowded places such as Helsinki in August 2017, Las Ramblas, Barcelona in August 2017, London Bridge and Borough Market in June 2017, Manchester Arena in May 2017, Stockholm in April 2017, Westminster Bridge in March 2017, Berlin Christmas Market in December 2016 and Nice in July 2016, have powerfully illustrated the devastating impact terrorism can have on society. The purpose of this research, the first such study of its kind, investigates how the real estate development process is currently used, and how it could better be used, as the foundation of counter terrorism protective security for crowded places of all sizes. The research aims to develop an understanding of how and when counter terrorism protective security (CTPS) is currently considered across core sectors involved in the real estate development process, the current barriers to adoption of CTPS measures, and the strategies which could potentially incentivize counter terrorism protective security. The research is undertaken as a collaboration between Coventry University, the University of Technology Sydney, University of Ulster, and the University of Central Oklahoma. Results from approximately 150 interviews in Australia, the United States and United Kingdom will provide evidence to expand decision-making during the planning, design and development stages to include counter-terrorism measures in crowded places creation and thereby help create more resilient cities. Interviews have been carried out in Belfast, London and Manchester in the UK; New York City, Washington DC and Oklahoma City in the US; and Sydney, Canberra and Melbourne in Australia in 2017.