Justin is the Director of Ara Manawa at Auckland City Hospital. Having left Kiwibank in 2009 with a Lean Six Sigma skill set, Justin has held a range of portfolios at the hospital, including the set-up of a production planning team, supporting lean and design in ward refurbishments, to co-directing the Design for Health and Wellbeing Lab venture with AUT.
Ara Manawa is a small interdisciplinary design team employed by the hospital. The team have a research and innovation focus, re-imagining how care is delivered. The goal of Ara Manawa is to improve the experience of patients, whānau, and clinicians through re-imagining the spaces, systems, stuff and activity of staff involved in the delivery of health care.
In addition to offering in-house design capability, Ara Manawa connects to the local research and innovation eco-system outside the hospital. Ara Manawa offer meaningful problems for students, researchers and industry to solve. Ara Manawa work with a range of capabilities outside design, including bio-engineering, Architecture, Business, and Creative Writing.