People

Associate Professor Kate Bishop

Associate Professor, Discipline Director, Landscape Architecture,
Landscape Architecture, Research Cluster Staff, People and Place

PhD (USyd), BA (USyd), BA (Vis) SCA

Room: 
4018
Building: 
Red Centre
Kensington
Phone: 
+61 407454261
Bio: 

Discipline Director, Landscape Architecture

Convenor, Children and Youth Research Network (CYRN), UNSW

Co-Chair of the CYE Research Network, EDRA, USA

Dr Kate Bishop's principal area of design and research interest is children, youth and environments. She has extensive experience as a design consultant with a particular interest in environments for children with special needs; the design of paediatric and adolescent health care facilities; and participatory methodologies in design and research with children and young people. She holds a PhD from the University of Sydney in Environment-Behaviour research (Topic: The role of the physical environment of hospital settings in children's well-being, from their perspectives); a BA from the University of Sydney (Major: Anthropology) and a BA (Vis) from Sydney College of the Arts (Major: Jewellery and Object Design). 

Research Activities: 

    Kate is the convenor of the new Children and Youth Research Network (CYRN) at UNSW. The main aim is to establish an interdisciplinary knowledge exchange network at UNSW for those working in the area of children and youth, which functions as both an internal and an external resource for industry, government and community partners.

    CYRN Website: 

    https://www.arts.unsw.edu.au/research/research-networks/children-and-youth-research-network/

    Media 2019: https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/swings-and-roundabouts-push-to-make-sydney-more-child-friendly-20190628-p52278.html

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    ate's own areas of research also reflect her interests in the relationship between people and place. Drawing on the theoretical traditions of environment-behaviour research, Kate explores the relationship between the physical environment and social experience. She has a particular interest in the experience of children and young people and specialises in using participatory qualitative methods.

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    he has completed research in the following areas:

    • Children’s lived experience of poverty

    • Young people's experience of work

    • Children’s participation in research

    • Children and young people's experience of an Australian neighbourhood setting

    • Children and young people’s experience of a paediatric hospital environment and its relationship to their feeling of well-being

    • Children's experience of school environments

    Books recently released:

    2019: The Routledge Handbook of People and Place in the 21st Century City, co-edited with Dr Nancy Marshall

    2017: Designing cities with children and young people: Beyond playgrounds and skate parks, co-edited with A/Prof Linda Corkery, Routledge, New York

    Current book project:

    The Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Themes in Urban Landscape Architecture Research

    Grants: 

    2018 Australian Government, Department of Industry, Innovation and Science: Smart Cities and Suburbs Program.

    Grant Title: ChillOUT: Smart Social Spaces Creating Connected Green Places

    CIs: Georges River Council (Lead)

    Project Partners:  Street Furniture Australia and UNSW: A/Prof. Nancy Marshall (lead), Dr Christian Tietz , Dr Kate Bishop, Prof. Linda Corkery, Dr Miles Park, Dr Christine Steinmetz, Prof. Susan Thompson

    Grant Value: $879,338

     

    2018 ACT Government: Capital Works, Transport Canberra and City Services.

    Grant Title: Nature Play Space Study

    CIs: Dr Cathy Hope, Canberra University (lead), Dr Kate Bishop

    Grant Value: $13,403

     

    2017 Australian Government, Department of Industry, Innovation and Science: Smart Cities and Suburbs Program.

    Grant Title: Smart Social Spaces: Smart street furniture supporting social health.

    CIs: A/Prof. Nancy Marshall, Dr Christian Tietz (leads), Dr Kate Bishop, Prof. Linda Corkery, Dr Miles Park, Dr Christine Steinmetz, Prof. Susan Thompson

    Project Partners: Georges River Council, Street Furniture Australia

    Grant Value: $657,742

    Media: 1: http://theconversation.com/sensors-in-public-spaces-can-help-create-cities-that-are-both-smart-and-sociable-93473

               2: https://www.foreground.com.au/technology/using-smart-furniture-data-shap...

     

    2017 ACT Government: Land Development Agency.

    Grant Title: City to the Lake Project, Canberra Play Space Study, Phase 2

    CIs: Dr Cathy Hope, Canberra University (lead), Dr Kate Bishop

    Grant Value: $16,816

    Media: http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/canberras-playgrounds-have-evolved-since-the-safetyobsessed-80s-and-90s-20180315-h0xiwb.html

     

     

    2016 ACT Government ACT Government, Land Development Agency.

    Grant Title: City to the Lake Project, Canberra Play Space Study, Phase 1

    CIs: Dr Cathy Hope, Canberra University (lead), Dr Kate Bishop

    Grant Value: $13,838

     

    2015 Built Environment Research Start Grant:

    Grant Title: Social Enterprise + Youth Connection to Place: Examining links with environmental and creative industries
    CIs: Dr Kate Bishop, Dr Nancy Marshall
    Grant Value: $1,500

     


    2012 Built Environment Faculty Research Grant Program:

     Grant Title: BE Place Centred
    CIs: Dr Nancy Marshall, Dr Kate Bishop, Prof. Jon Lang
    Grant Value: $20,060

     


    2012 Built Environment Research Link Grant:

    Grant Title: BE Place Centred Services for MOU Partners
    CIs: Dr Nancy Marshall, Dr Kate Bishop
    Grant Value: $1,500

     


    2011 Built Environment Research Link Grant:

    Grant Title:Young people’s sense of place in urban landscapes
    CI: Dr Kate Bishop
    Grant Value: $2,000

    Awards: 

    2019 Committee for Sydney, Smart City Awards Highly Commended: Best Cross Sectorial Collaboration Initiative; Finalist: Best Emerging Idea

    2018 UNSW Faculty of Built Environment: Learning and Teaching Excellence Award 2018 for Design Excellence

    2017 UNSW President's Award for People's Choice: Awarded to the Women In Research Network Executive Committee

    Teaching & Supervision: 

    Kate is the Director of the Built Environment Interdisciplinary Learning (BEIL) program. This strategic initiative was introduced in 2012 in recognition of the interdisciplinary nature of professional practice. All senior undergraduate students are required to complete two BEIL courses as part of their undergraduate degrees. Currently BEIL offers 1200 places in 30 courses supplied by all seven undergraduate programs in the Faculty.

    Kate teaches Environmental Psychology based courses in the BEIL program and in the Landscape Architecture Program which currently include: People, Place & Design; Landscape Design for Wellbeing and Children, Youth & Environments. She also teaches LAND1421 and LAND1422, the Thesis Stream for undergraduate students in the Landscape Architecture Program.

    Engagement: 

    Engagement 

    International Engagement

    • From 2012: Co-Chair of the Children, Youth and Environments (CYE) Research Network for Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA, USA)
    • From 2012: Committee member of the CYE Research Network for the International Association People Environment Studies (IAPS)
    • 2010-16: Editorial Board: Asian Journal of Environment-Behaviour Studies

    • 2010-16: Editorial Board: Journal of ASIAN Behavioural Studies

    • From 2012: Scientific Committee: EDRA’s annual conference

    • 2010-16: Standing Scientific committee member: ASIA Pacific International Annual Conferences on Environment-Behaviour Studies (AicE-Bs)

    • 2010-16: Standing Scientific committee member: ASEAN annual conferences on Behavioural Studies (AcE-Bs)
    • 2006: Co-Chair: People in Place in People, Inaugural International Conference in Environment-Behaviour Research. Environment, Behaviour and Society Research Group (EBS), Faculty of Architecture, University of Sydney, 9-11 February
    • 2016: Reviewer: Environment and Behaviour

    • 2014: Reviewer: Child: Care, Health and Development

    • 2011: Reviewer: Children and Society

    • 2010-16: Reviewer: Asian Journal of Environment-Behaviour Studies

    • 2010-16: Reviewer: Journal of ASIAN Behavioural Studies

    • 2008: Reviewer: Children, Youth and Environments (CYE Online) 

    National Engagement

    • 2018: Chair: In Their Best Interests: The Inaugural Showcase of Interdisciplinary Research Partnerships from the new Children and Youth Research Network at UNSW
    • 2016: Co-Chair: Resilience for People and Place: Research, Policy, Practice Synergies. People & Place Research Cluster, UNSW, September 21st
    • 2015: Chair: Delivering for Diversity in the 21st Century City. People & Place Research Cluster, UNSW, 25th June
    • 2014: Co-Chair: Place and Placelessness in the 21st Century City. People & Place Research Cluster, UNSW, 4th September
    • 2013: Chair: Who is Making Place? People & Place Research Cluster, UNSW, 11th October
    • 2011-12: Co-chair: Designing for kids in the city: Beyond playgrounds and skate parks. A series of five seminars hosted by both UNSW and the NSW  Commission for Children and Young People

    Leadership and Engagement at UNSW

    • From 2017: Convenor: Children and Youth Research Network (CYRN), UNSW

    • 2016-2019: Faculty Representative and Executive Committee member of the Women in Research Network (WiRN), UNSW
    • 2016-2019: Convenor of WiRN's Share & Connect informal networking lunchtime series.
    • 2011-2017: Convenor, People and Place Research Cluster, Faculty of Built Environment
    • 2011-2017: Committee member of the Research Management Committee, Faculty of Built Environment
    • From 2012: Director, Built Environment Interdisciplinary Learning (BEIL) initiative

    • From 2012: Committee member of the BEIL Reference Group

    • From 2011: BE Higher Degree Research Review Committee member

       

    Membership

    • Co-Chair of the Children, Youth and Environments research network for the Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA) 
    • Member of International Association People-Environment Studies (IAPS)
    • Member of Association for the Wellbeing of Children in Healthcare (AWCH)
    • Member of the Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth (ARACY)
    • Editorial board: Asian Journal of Environment-Behaviour Studies
    • Editorial board: Journal of Asian Behavioural Studies
    • Reviewer: Children and Society, Wiley
    • Reviewer: Child: Care, Health and Development, Wiley
    • Reviewer: Asian Journal of Environment-Behaviour Studies
    • Reviewer: Journal of Asian Behavioural Studies

    Scientific Committees

    • Scientific Committee member: EDRA
    • Scientific committee member: ASIA Pacific International Conference on Environment-Behaviour Studies (AicE-Bs)
    • Scientific committee member: ASEAN Conference on Environment-Behaviour Studies (AcE-Bs)
    • 2009-11  Judge: International Design Awards: International Academy of Design and Health

    Practice

    Design Consultant: Children, youth and environments

    Major projects: Children’s environment projects (in particular: inclusive play environments and healthcare settings).

    Recent Projects

    • Collaroy All-Abilities Playground (Part of Disabiltiy Recreation Precint), (Warringah Shire Council, Sydney)
    • Beaton Park Regional All-Abilities Playspace, (City of Nedlands, Perth)
    • Yokine Regional Open Space Inclusive Playground, (City of Stirling, Perth)
    • Edwardes Lake Park All-Abilities Playspace, (City of Darebin, Melbourne)
    • Playground for Great Garden Courtyard, The New Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne (DHS Victoria)
    • Strathfield Park All-abilities playground (Strathfield City Council, Sydney)

    Consultant advisor

    • 2009-12 NSW Commission for Children and Young People: assisting in their response to the NSW Parliamentary Enquiry into Children, Young People and the Built Environment
    • 2012 Stronger Families Alliance - training on engaging young people in civic processes (Blue Mountains City Council)
    • 2012 National Think Tank on developing national inclusive play guidelines, Canberra
    • 2010 National Think Tank on National Plan for Young Australians, Parliament House Canberra
    • 2006-10 Board of Directors, Association for the Well-being of Children in Healthcare (Secretary to the Board, 2006: Vice President of the Board,2009)
    • 2008-9 National Executive Committee, UNICEF Child Friendly Cities Initiative
    • 2007-8 Youth Advisory Committee, Association for the Well-being of Children in Healthcare
    • 2007-8  Expert Advisory Committee, Starlight Foundation

    Supervision Area: 

    Children, youth and environments; Social inclusion and design; People and place; Paediatric design

    Supervising: 
    1. Gunawardana Samaratunga: Development of an evidence-based behaviour model for dwelling energy consumption to support sustainability assessment, inform building design and policy decisions

    PhD Completions

    1. 2019: Parisa Kalali: Ethnic and cultural representations in the built environment and their relationship with place identity: A case study of Cabramatta, Sydney

    2. 2018: Fatemeh Aminpour: Exploring the role of children's use of in-between spaces in school environments in Australia in their development of their sense of agency

    Publications:
    Books

    Bishop K, 2009, Through children's eyes: Experience of a hospital environment, 1st, VDM Verlag Dr Muller., Saarbrucken, Germany

    Book Chapters

    Steinmetz C; Oren H, 2020, 'Tel Aviv: Making Place Through Technology', in Marshall N; Bishop K (ed.), The Routledge Handbook of People and Place in the 21st Century City, New York, pp. 219 - 228

    Marshall N; Rahmat H, 2020, 'Web 2.0 Social Media: Supporting People-Place Relationships', in Bishop K; Marshall N (ed.), The Routledge Handbook of People and Place in the 21st Century City, Routledge, New York, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9781351211543

    Easthope H; Liu E; Ho C; Buckle C, 2019, 'Diversity in density: Encouraging participation in higher density living', in Bishop K; Marshall N (ed.), The Routledge Handbook of People and Place in the 21st-Century City, Routledge, New York, pp. 79 - 87, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9781351211543

    Crommelin L, 2019, 'Making place by making things again? How artisanal makers are reshaping place in post-industrial Detroit and Newcastle', in Bishop K; Marshall N (ed.), The Routledge Handbook of People and Place in the 21st Century City, Routledge

    Tietz C, 2019, 'Overcrowding and Domestic Use of Public Space', in Bishop K; Marshall N (ed.), The Routledge Handbook of People and Place in the 21st-Century City, Routledge, Milton, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9781351211543-23

    Marshall N; Cogger R, 2019, 'A Sound Understanding of Vibrant Cities', in Bishop K; Marshall N (ed.), The Routledge Handbook of People and Place in the 21st Century City, Routledge, New York, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9781351211543

    Marshall N; Bishop K, 2019, 'Meeting the Demands for Change, Adaptation and Innovation in 21st Century Cities', in The Routledge Handbook of People and Place in the 21st Century City, Routledge, New York, pp. 305 - 311

    Bishop K; Marshall N, 2019, 'The Power of Cities on People-Place Relationships', in The Routledge Handbook of People and Place in the 21st Century City, Routledge, New York, pp. 1 - 6

    Bishop KG; Aminpour F, 2019, 'Knowing their place: Children, young people and cities', in The Routledge Handbook of People and Place in the 21st Century City, edn. Routledge Handbook, Routledge, New York, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9781351211543-11

    Corkery LF; Bishop KG, 2019, 'The Power of Process and Partnerships: Sharing the shaping of our public domain with young people.', in Fostering the Inclusion of Youth in the Public Realm, Routledge, New York

    Corkery L; Bishop K, 2017, 'NSW parliamentary inquiries into children, young people and the built environment: what are they and how did they come about?', in Designing Cities with Children and Young People: Beyond Playgrounds and Skate Parks, Routledge, New York, pp. 161 - 173, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9781315710044

    Bishop KG; Corkery L, 2017, 'Conclusion [Designing cities with children and young people]', in Designing cities with children and young people: Beyond playgrounds and skate parks, Routledge, New York

    Bishop KG; Corkery L, 2017, 'Introduction [Designing cities with children and young people]', in Designing cities with children and young people: Beyond playgrounds and skate parks, Routledge, New York

    Bishop KG; Marshall N, 2017, 'Social interactions and the quality of public space', in Abraham M (ed.), Encyclopedia of Sustainable Technologies, Elsevier, pp. 63 - 70, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-409548-9.10177-0

    Sherry C, 2017, 'Accommodating children's activities in the shared spaces of high density and master-planned developments', in Bishop K; Corkery L (ed.), Designing with Children and Young People: Beyond playgrounds and skateparks, Routledge, New York, pp. 123 - 136

    Bishop KG, 2017, 'Utilizing research for the benefit of children’s lives in cities: acknowledging barriers and embracing change.', in Designing Cities with Children and Young People: Beyond Playgrounds and Skate Parks, Routledge, New York, pp. 79 - 91

    Bishop KG, 2016, 'The risk of placelessness for children and young people in 21st century cities', in Freestone R; Liu E (ed.), Place and Placeslessness Revisited, Routledge, New York, pp. 138 - 149, https://www.routledge.com/Place-and-Placelessness-Revisited/Freestone-Liu/p/book/9781138937116

    Bishop KG, 2009, 'Participating in research: What’s it really like for kids?', in Involving children and young people in research. A compendium of papers and reflections from a Think Tank co‐hosted by the Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth and the New South Wales Commission for Children and Young People on 11 November 2008., edn. 1st, ARACY and the NSW Commission for Children and Young People, Canberra, Australia

    Bishop K, 2004, 'Designing sensory play environments for children with special needs', in Clements R; Fiorentino L (ed.), The child's right to play: A global approach, edn. 1st, Praeger, USA, pp. 233 - 243

    Edited Books

    Bishop K; Corkery L, (ed.), 2022, The Routledge Handbook of Urban Landscape Research, Routledge, New York

    Bishop KG; Marshall N, (ed.), 2020, Routledge Handbook of People and Place in the 21st Century City, Routledge, New York

    Bishop KG; Corkery LF, (ed.), 2017, Designing cities with children and young people: Beyond playgrounds and skate parks, Routledge, New York, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9781315710044

    Bishop KG, (ed.), 2009, Involving Children and Young People in Research. A compendium of papers and reflections from a Think Tank co‐hosted by the Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth and the New South Wales Commission for Children and Young People on 11 November 2008., ARACY and the NSW Commission for Children and Young People, Canberra, Australia

    Bishop KG, (ed.), 2009, Built4Kids, NSW Commission for Children and Young People, Sydney, Australia

    Journal articles

    Steinmetz C; Rahmat H; Marshall N; Bishop K; Thompson S; Park M; Corkery L; Tietz C, 2020, 'Liking, Tweeting and Posting: An Analysis of Community Engagement through Social Media Platforms', Urban Policy and Research, pp. 1 - 21, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08111146.2020.1792283

    Aminpour F; Bishop K; Corkery L, 2019, 'The hidden value of in-between spaces within outdoor school environments for children's self-directed play.', Journal of Landscape and Urban Planning

    Samaratunga G; Ding L; Bishop K; Prasad D; Yee K, 2017, 'Modelling and analysis of post- occupancy behaviour in residential buildings to inform BASIX sustainability assessments in NSW.', Science Direct, vol. 180, pp. 344 - 355, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.proeng.2017.04.193

    Bishop K; Corkery LF, 2017, 'Children's rights to the city: Beyond playgrounds and skate parks', Human Rights Defender, vol. 26, pp. 8 - 10

    Marshall N; Bishop K, 2015, 'Is there any correlation between place-making and place attachment? A Challenge for interdisciplinary research.', International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social and Community Studies, vol. 9, pp. 1 - 10, http://ijiscst.cgpublisher.com/product/pub.263/prod.88

    Bishop KG, 2014, 'Challenging Research: Completing Participatory Social Research with Children and Adolescents in a Hospital Setting', Health Environments Research & Design Journal, vol. 7, pp. 76 - 91, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/193758671400700205

    Bishop KG; Marshall N, 2014, 'Towards an evidence-based model for assessing urban squares as social places.', International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social and Community Studies, vol. 9, pp. 33 - 44, http://ijiscst.cgpublisher.com/product/pub.263/prod.71

    Bishop K, 2011, 'Considering art in a hospital environment from children’s and young people’s perspectives', Asian Journal of Environment-Behaviour Studies, vol. 5, pp. 13 - 24, http://fspu.uitm.edu.my/cebs/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=215&Itemid=10

    Bishop K; Said I, 2011, 'Reflections on the challenges of completing participatory qualitative research in a hospital setting in Malaysia and Australia', Asian Journal of Environment-Behaviour Studies, vol. 2, pp. 1 - 11

    Bishop K, 2010, 'Through the eyes of children and young people: the components of a supportive hospital environment', Aust Confederation of Peadiatric and child health nurses Aust neonatal nurses assoc, vol. 13, pp. 17 - 26

    Bishop KG, 2009, 'Through children’s eyes: Understanding how to create supportive healthcare environments for children and adolescents', World Health Design Journal, pp. 61 - 67

    Conference Papers

    Rahmat H; Marshall N; Steinmetz C; Park M; Tietz C; Bishop K; Thompson S; Corkery L, 2018, 'Smart City Initiatives: A Catalyst for Meaningful Collaboration', in Smart City Initiatives: A Catalyst for Meaningful Collaboration, Smart and Sustainable Built Environment (SASBE) Conference, Sydney, presented at Smart and Sustainable Built Environment (SASBE) Conference, Sydney, 04 December 2018 - 07 December 2018

    Corkery L; Bishop K, 2015, 'Envisioning Urban Futures with Children and Young People', in Burton P; Shearer H (ed.), State of Australian Cities Conference 2015: Refereed Proceedings, State of Australian Cities Research Network, Gold Coast, Queensland, presented at State of Australian Citites Conference 2015, Gold Coast, Queensland, 09 December 2015 - 11 December 2015, http://soacconference.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/Corkery..pdf

    Bishop K, 2012, 'Placemaking for Children and Young People in a Hospital Context', in Proceedings of the 43rd Annual Conference of the Environmental Design Research Association, The Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA), Vancouver, pp. 24 - 28, presented at EDRA43 Seattle, Seattle, Washington, USA, 30 May 2012 - 02 June 2012, http://www.edra.org/sites/default/files/publications/EDRA43%20Proceedings.pdf

    Bishop K, 2010, 'The role of art in a paediatric healthcare environment from children’s and young people’s perspectives', in Abbas MY; Bajunid AF I; Azhari NF N (eds.), Proceedings AicE-Bs 2010, Universiti Teknologi Mara, Malaysia, pp. 81 - 88, presented at AicE-Bs 2010: Asia Pacific International Conference on Environment-Behaviour Studies, Kuching, Malaysia, 07 December 2010 - 09 December 2010, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.sbspro.2012.03.327

    Bishop K; Said I, 2010, 'The experience of completing participatory qualitative research in a paediatric setting: A cross cultural comparison', in Proceedings AicE-Bs 2010, Universiti Teknologi Mara, Malaysia, presented at AicE-Bs 2010: Asia Pacific International Conference on Environment-Behaviour Studies, Kuching, Malaysia, 07 December 2010 - 09 December 2010

    Reports

    McKenzie L; Rahmat H; Corkery L; Marshall N; Bishop K; Thompson S; Steinmetz C; Park M; Tietz C, 2020, Heat Study for ChillOUT Hubs: Implications for Design and Use

    Bishop K; Rahmat H; Marshall N; Corkery L; Park M; Steinmetz C; Tietz C; Thompson S, 2019, Behaviour mapping report 2: Smart social spaces, smart street furniture supporting social health

    Bishop K; Rahmat H; Marshall N; Corkery L; Park M; Steinmetz C; Tietz C; Thompson S, 2019, Behaviour mapping report: Smart social spaces, smart street furniture supporting social health

    Hope C; Bishop K, 2018, Canberra Nature Play Space Study

    Hope C; Bishop K; Alston S; Fulller G; Turner B; Cleland D; Curham L, 2018, Canberra Destinations Playground Study

    Hope C; Bishop K; Mews G; Turner B; Hoyos CM; Fuller G, 2018, City Renewal Authority Canberra Play-Based Study

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