Dr Michal Gath-Morad
Dr Gath-Morad is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Architecture at the University of Cambridge, where she directs the Cambridge Cognitive Architecture research group. She is a registered architect (B.Arch. and M.Sc., summa com laude) and a cognitive scientist, holding a Ph.D. in Cognitive Neuroscience from ETH Zurich. Her interdisciplinary research employs methods from cognitive neuroscience to address architectural design challenges, focusing on creating inclusive and legible built environments, particularly in healthcare settings. Her research revolves around three key themes: understanding how architecture impacts spatial cognition, translating behavioural findings into evidence-based design tools, and analysing how evidence influences architects' cognition, design communication, and design outcomes. Dr Gath-Morad also holds an honorary research associate position at the Space Syntax Lab at UCL and serves as a visiting lecturer at the Chair of Cognitive Science at ETH Zurich.