Dr Federica Pascale

Lecturer

Faculty:Faculty of Science & Technology

Department:Engineering and the Built Environment

Location: Chelmsford

Areas of Expertise: Built environment

Federica's main focus is on the requirements needed in the planning, design, and construction of sustainable and resilient health and social care environments.

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federica.pascale@anglia.ac.uk

Background

Federica obtained her PhD in Architectural Technology, at the University of Naples “Federico II” (FIIU), in January 2012, having also obtained her BSc and MSc in Civil Engineering, with first class-honours, from the same university. During her experience at FIIU, she also contributed to several BSc and MSc modules in Architectural Engineering and Building Engineering.

In 2012 Federica joined Loughborough University (LU) as a Post-doctoral Research Associate. She was involved in Phase 2 of The Health and Care Infrastructure Research and Innovation Centre (HaCIRIC), a collaboration between Imperial College London and the Universities of Loughborough, Reading and Salford.

In 2015, Federica joined Anglia Ruskin University as a Lecturer in Architectural Technology.

Research interests

Federica's research focuses on the requirements needed in the planning, design, and construction of sustainable and resilient health and social care environments able to deal with the current trend of social and environmental change, considering factors such as resilience and performance, medical processes, vulnerable population (e.g. aging population, dementia sufferers) and mass casualty events.

She has collaborated with the Department of Health Dementia Capital Investment Programme, supporting the DH in the selection process, development of delivery confidence, quality measures and evidence gathering; and on the development of the new HBN 08-02 “Dementia-friendly Health and Social Care Environments’”.

Teaching

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Federica teaches on the BSc (Hons) Architecture and BSc (Hons) Architectural Technology programmes.

Research grants, consultancy, knowledge exchange

  • Day-to-day co-investigator and co-author of the consultancy proposal “New HBN for Improving the Environment of Care for People with Dementia”. Department of Health. Total value: £ 49,000.
  • Day-to-day co-investigator and collaborator of the enterprise proposal “Activity-Acuity-Adaptability-Flow (A3F)”, funded through LU’s impact acceleration grant: : £97,197.
  • Day-to-day co-investigator and co-author of the research proposal “Improving the environment of care for people with dementia”. Department of Health. Total value: £270,000.

Professional Activity

Since 2007, Federica has worked as Healthcare Designer Consultant for different design firms and companies. She has contributed to large healthcare design project, such as design of operating rooms, intensive care units, emergency departments, care home. Her role was to provide an innovative research-based approach on issues related to the impact of medical process, special needs of vulnerable population (e.g. aging population) and special circumstances (such as mass casualty) on built environment and the layout.

Selected recent publications

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Pascale F, Achour N, Price A D F and Polverino F, (2014). Evaluation of factors and approaches affecting emergency department space planning. Facilities, Vol. 32 No. 13/14, 2014, pp. 761-785, DOI 10.1108/F-09-2012-0073.

Achour, N, Miyajima, M, Pascale, F and Price, ADF (2014). Hospital resilience to natural hazards: classification and performance of utilities, Disaster Prevention and Management, 23(1) 40-52, DOI: 10.1108/DPM-03-2013-0057

Achour N, Pascale F, Soetanto R, and Price ADF, “Healthcare emergency planning and management to major disasters in the UK”, International Journal of Emergency Management, 11(1).

Achour, N, Pantzartzis, E, Pascale, F, Price, ADF, (2014), “Integration of resilience and sustainability: from theory to application”, International Journal on Disaster Resilience in the Built Environment (IJDRBE). [In press]

Guidelines

Pantzartzis E, Pascale F, Price ADF. Health Building Note 08-02: Dementia-friendly Health and Social Care Environments. Department of Health, 2015.

Reports

Price A D F, Pascale F, Pantzartzis E, (2014), DH Improving the environment of care for people with dementia: Final Recommendation Report. [In press]

Awards

2015 Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence as Highly Commended paper for “Evaluation of factors and approaches affecting emergency department space planning” published in Facilities. The paper was chosen as “it is one of the most impressive pieces of work the team has seen throughout 2014”.

Enterprise Awards 2015 as Highly Commended project for the Health Building Note 08-02: Dementia-friendly Health and Social Care Environments.

Design & Health International Academy Award Categories 2015 as Best Non-Student Research Project for “Design for People living with dementia” Selected by the RIBA President’ Awards for Research 2015 for the project ‘Health Building Note 08-02: Dementia-friendly Health and Social Care Environments’.

Recent presentations and conferences

Pantzartzis, E, Price, AD, Pascale, F, (2014), The environment of care for people with dementia: evidence-based design solutions and best practices for integrated care delivery in times of radical change. Proceedings of 23rd International Federation of Hospital Engineering (IFHE), 13th -16th October 201 Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Achour N, Pantzartzis E,  Pascale F, Price A D F,  (2012), Opportunities associated with the integration of environmental and resilience appraisal tools, Japan-UK joint workshop on Policy Integration between Environmental Assessment and Disaster Manage Chiba University of Commerce | 30 Nov.- 3 Dec. 2012 | Ichikawa, Japan.

Pascale F, Achour  N,  Price A D F,  and Polverino F, (2012), Evaluation, analysis and benchmarking of the design of emergency departments in Italy, Conference Proceedings of the 5th Annual Conference of the Health and Care Infrastructure Research and Innovation Centre – Cardiff, UK.

Pascale  F, (2011), Issues of functional flexibility of Emergency Department in mass casualty event. Elements of analysis and design, Proceedings of the IV National Conference of the Italian Society of Architecture and Engineering for Health: Health and federalism: the future of technical areas and renewed commitment to in the ethics” – Naples, Italy.

Giannone, D, Pascale, F and Polverino, F, (2009) Heavy prefabrication construction in the Monteruscello experience, Twenty years later, Proceedings of the “Technological evolution of the concrete. Tradition, present situation and prospects”. Termoli, Italy. ISBN: 88-6026-094-9