Healthcare Council

Changing the design industry for the better

The Healthcare Design Advisory Council (HDAC) consists of experts across the healthcare design sector; an important but often overlooked area of the industry. By forging links between designers, the industry and educators, the Council is influencing healthcare design at all levels.

Diana Celella – Chairman
Chairman of the Healthcare Panel

Diana is SBID's President Elect and Chairman of the Healthcare Panel (HDAC). As Director of The Drawing Room Interiors, she works in both the residential and commercial sectors and has designed many healthcare projects.

Professor June Andrews
Director of Dementia Design School, University of Stirling

June Andrews is an award-winning world authority on dementia care. She was awarded the 2012 Nursing Times Chief Nursing Officers’ Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of her work.

Lesley Palmer
University of Stirling

Lesley Palmer is the Chief Architect for the Dementia Services Development Centre at the University of Stirling. With over 14 years of professional practice experience, she is responsible for design training on the importance of and practical application of dementia design principles.

Alison Gilmore
Polyflor

Alison is experienced in the development and use of vinyl floor coverings across the broad spectrum of healthcare establishments and understands the impact flooring can have in improving the patient experience.

Colin McDermid
Akzonobel ICI Paint

With over 35 years’ experience in the decorative paints industry, Colin has specialist knowledge in colour in the built environment, decorative trends, period decoration and furnishings.

Carmel Satterthwaite
Panaz

Carmel has grown the Panaz Healthcare brand by focusing on technical innovation without compromising aesthetic appeal. She has also developed collaborations with specialist partners such as Stirling Dementia Centre, independent test houses and specialist mills.

Emma Raybould
Panaz

Emma Raybould is an experienced sales professional in contract interiors and looks after the interests of Panaz in the UK and Ireland across the healthcare, hospitality and workspace sectors.

Victoria Croft
YTM Furniture

Having worked for YTM Group for over 12 years, Victoria has a expert understanding of furniture design and manufacture for the varying needs of the care sector.

Andrew Dunning
APD Interiors

Andrew launched his design business in 2004. Having undergone an amputation above his left knee aged 19, he understands the issues of a disabled person in the 21st century.

Jacqui Smith
HomeSmiths Ltd

An interior designer who permanently lost vision in one eye in 2012, Jacqui uses her experiential knowledge of visual impairment in her care home projects. She has collaborated with sight loss charity Thomas Pocklington Trust on a guide for designers.

Neil Tomkinson
Lumen Designers Ltd

Neil designs standard and bespoke lighting schemes, incorporating new lighting technologies, for environments built around a ‘residential feel’. In his work, Neil considers the impact on patients / residents and staff while trying to reduce initial capital and ongoing costs.

Sarah Bax
Southamption Solent University

As the course leader at Southampton Solent University, Sarah aims to bring together education, research and industry to contribute to the learning and enrichment of the next generation of interior designers. Sarah combines teaching with running a small refurbishment and planning practice.

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