Dr. Lindsay McCunn

Dr. Lindsay McCunn

Chairs/ Chaires

Chair-Elect for the Environmental Psychology section of the Canadian Psychology Association
Co-Chair of Vancouver Island University’s Sustainability Advisory Committee

Leadership Roles/ Rôles de leadership

Principal, McCunn & Associates Consulting
Commissioning Editor for the journal Cities & Health
Co-editor of the upcoming special issue of the Taylor and Francis journal Cities & Health, titled “Sound and the Healthy City”
Board member of the Journal of Environmental Psychology
Contributor to the International Energy Agency’s Energy in Buildings and Community Programme Annex on Occupant-centric building design and operation

Awards/ Prix

Past-holder of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canadian Graduate Scholarship (doctoral)

Biography

Dr. Lindsay McCunn is a Professor of psychology at Vancouver Island University and Director of the Environmental Psychology Research Lab at VIU. Her research concerning sense of place, organizational commitment, and other psychosocial constructs has been published in interdisciplinary journals, such as Cities, Architectural Science Review, the Journal of Management in Engineering, the Journal of Library Administration, the Seniors Housing & Care Journal, and the Health Environments Research & Design Journal. She has also co-authored book chapters about the research methods used in environmental psychology and presented research at national and international conferences.

Currently, Lindsay is working on a project taking place with a team of architects, business scholars, and criminal justice researchers in California in conjunction with the non-profit organization Designing Justice+Designing Spaces. Generously funded by the James Irvine Foundation, the research concerns the creation of pop-up resource villages in disadvantaged communities and encourages place-making and local entrepreneurship opportunities. She has also been funded by Island Health to complete two projects investigating the extent to which recent sustainable design alterations to parts of each hospital (e.g., biophilic mural installments; circadian lighting programmes) affect staff experiences at work.

Lindsay has won institutional funding to complete a follow-up study concerning teachers’ reactions to the learning commons model in BC secondary schools. Dr. McCunn published results from three initial studies with School District 63 in 2013 and is now continuing this line of inquiry by making design recommendations to transition traditional secondary school libraries to learning commons and measuring how teachers perceive their levels of professional collaboration, productivity, and engagement at work.

Lindsay is also working with faculty members and post-doctoral fellows in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Washington on a series of studies concerning the impacts of LED lighting programs on office employee satisfaction, perceived productivity, and controllability in the UW Tower on campus in Seattle, WA. These projects have been funded by UW’s Green Seed Fund grant program. Two of the three studies have been published in peer reviewed journals; the third study is currently being completed. This team also works with the City of Bellevue, WA conducting technical and observer-based environmental assessments of air quality in the first certified Fitwel government building in the Puget Sound region.

Biographie

Dre Lindsay McCunn est professeure de psychologie à la Vancouver Island University et directrice du laboratoire de recherche en psychologie environnementale à la VIU. Ses recherches sur le sens du lieu, l’engagement organisationnel et d’autres concepts psychosociaux ont été publiées dans des revues interdisciplinaires telles que Cities, Architectural Science Review, the Journal of Management in Engineering, the Journal of Library Administration, the Seniors Housing & Care Journal, and the Health Environments Research & Design Journal. Elle a également co-écrit des chapitres de livres sur les méthodes de recherche utilisées en psychologie de l’environnement et présenté des recherches lors de conférences nationales et internationales.

Actuellement, Lindsay travaille sur un projet avec une équipe d’architectes, de chercheurs en affaires et de chercheurs en justice pénale en Californie, en collaboration avec l’organisation à but non lucratif Designing Justice + Designing Spaces. Généreusement financée par la Fondation James Irvine, la recherche concerne la création de villages de ressources éphémères dans les communautés défavorisées et encourage les opportunités de création de sites et d’entreprenariat local. Island Health a également financé deux projets visant à déterminer dans quelle mesure les récentes modifications apportées à la conception durable de certaines parties de chaque hôpital (p. Ex., Les règlements biophiliques sur les peintures murales et les programmes d’éclairage circadien) influent sur les expériences du personnel au travail.

Lindsay a obtenu un financement institutionnel pour réaliser une étude de suivi concernant les réactions des enseignants au modèle d’apprentissage commun dans les écoles secondaires de la Colombie-Britannique. Dre McCunn a publié les résultats de trois études initiales avec le district scolaire 63 en 2013 et poursuit maintenant cette démarche en formulant des recommandations de conception pour faire évoluer les bibliothèques traditionnelles engagement au travail.

Lindsay travaille également avec des membres du corps professoral et des boursiers postdoctoraux du Département de génie civil et environnemental de l’Université de Washington sur une série d’études concernant les impacts des programmes d’éclairage à LED sur la satisfaction des employés de bureau, la productivité perçue et la contrôlabilité. Tour sur le campus à Seattle, WA.
Ces projets ont été financés par le programme de subventions UW’s Green Seed Fund. Deux des trois études ont été publiées dans des revues à comité de lecture; la troisième étude est en cours d’achèvement. Cette équipe collabore également avec la ville de Bellevue, dans l’État de Washington, à des évaluations environnementales de la qualité de l’air dans le premier bâtiment gouvernemental certifié Fitwel de la région de Puget Sound.

Selected Publications/ Publications sélectionnées

Peer-Reviewed Articles/ Articles révisés par des pairs

McCunn, L. J., Kim, A., & Lew, J. (2017). Office Workers’ Reactions to a Lighting Retrofit: Exploring Perceptions of Productivity, Controllability, and Affective Organizational Commitment.
Journal of Energy Research and Social Science, 37, 154-164.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.erss.2018.02.002

McCunn, L. J. & Gifford, R. (2017). Spatial Navigation and Place Imageability in Sense of Place.
Cities, 74, 208-218.
DOI:
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cities.2017.12.006

Kim, A., McCunn, L. J., & Lew, J. (2017). Successful facility change management practices for retrofit projects: A case study in lighting.
Journal of Management in Engineering, 33, 1-8.
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)ME.1943-5479.0000519#sthash.xTUgbXYc.dpuf

McCunn, L. J. (2017). Surveying a special population: Understanding accessible design in the subsidized housing sector.
In SAGE Research Methods Cases: Health.
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781526409225

McCunn, L. J. (2017). Surveying teachers’ responses to library design: Lessons from the learning commons model.
In SAGE Research Methods Cases: Education.
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781526402677

McCunn, L. J. (2017). Studying environmental design in acute care settings: Interviews, walkthroughs, and transferability in literature.
In SAGE Research Methods Cases: Health.
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781473981072

McCunn, L. J., & Gifford, R. (2016). Choosing between modern and heritage
buildings for professional services.
International Journal of the Built Environment and Asset Management, 2, 80-98.
DOI: http://doi.org/10.1504/IJBEAM.2016.10001627

McCunn, L. J., & Gifford, R. (2015). Teachers’ reactions to learning commons in secondary schools.
Journal of Library Administration, 55, 435-458.
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01930826.2015.1054760

McCunn, L. J., & Gifford, R. (2014). Accessibility and aging in place in
subsidized housing.
Seniors Housing & Care Journal, 22, 18-29.
ISSN: 1941 7187

McCunn, L. J., & Gifford, R. (2014). Interrelations between sense of place,
organizational commitment, and green neighborhoods.
Cities, 41, 20-29.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cities.2014.04.008

McCunn, L. J., & Gifford, R. (2013). Environmental Design in Acute Care Settings: A Case Study of a Neurological Rehabilitation Unit.
Health Environments Research & Design Journal, 7, 102-113.
DOI: http://doi.org/10.1177/193758671300700109

McCunn, L. J., & Gifford, R. (2012). Do green offices affect employee engagement and environmental motivation?
Architectural Science Review, 55, 128-134.
DOI: http://doi.org/10.1080/00038628.2012.667939

Book Chapters/ Chapitres de livres

Gifford, R., & McCunn, L. J. (In press). Appraisals of built environments and
approaches to building design that promote well-being and healthy behaviour.
In L. Steg, A. van den Berg, & J. de Groot (Eds.), Environmental psychology: An introduction, 2ed ed.

Farbstein, J., Wener, R., & McCunn, L. J. (2015). Planning the built environment: Programming.
In R. Gifford (Ed.). Research methods for environmental psychology (pp. 221-248). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley. ISBN: 978-1-118-79545-3.

Zeisel, J., Gifford, R., Martin, M., & McCunn, L. J. (2015). Researching special populations.
In R. Gifford (Ed.). Research methods for environmental psychology (pp. 345-368). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley. ISBN: 978-1-118-79545-3.

Wener, R., McCunn, L. J., & Senick, J. (2015). Did that plan work? Post-occupancy evaluation.
In R. Gifford (Ed.). Research methods for environmental psychology (pp. 249-270). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley. ISBN: 978-1-118-79545-3.

Gosling, S. D., Gifford, R., & McCunn, L. J. (2013). The selection, creation, and perception of interior spaces: An environmental psychology approach.
In Brooker, G, & Weinthal, L. (Eds.), The Handbook of Interior Architecture and Design (pp. 278-290). Oxford, UK: Berg. ISBN: 9781847887450.

Gifford, R., & McCunn, L. J. (2012). Appraisals of built environments and approaches to building design that promote well-being and healthy behaviour.
In L. Steg, A. van den Berg, & J. de Groot (Eds.), Environmental psychology: An introduction, 1st ed. (pp. 87-95). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley. ISBN: 978-0-470-97638-8.

Encyclopaedia Entries/ Encyclopédie

Gifford, R., & McCunn, L. J. (2012). Behavioral aspects.
In A. T. Carswell (Ed.). Encyclopedia of Housing, 2nd ed. (pp. 35-37). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage. ISBN: 9781412989572.