Sally Augustin, PhD

Sally Augustin

Sally Augustin, PhD

Consulting Expert
Environmental/Design Psychologist,
& Principal at Design With Science

Sally Augustin, PhD, is a practicing environmental psychologist and a principal at Design With Science ( She has extensive experience integrating science-based insights to develop recommendations for the design of places, objects, and services that support desired cognitive, emotional, and physical outcomes/experiences. Her clients include design firms, manufacturers, and service providers worldwide.

Dr. Augustin, who is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, holds leadership positions in professional organizations such as the American Psychological Association and the Environmental Design Research Association. She is the author of Designology (Mango, 2019), Place Advantage:  Applied Psychology forInterior Architecture (Wiley, 2009) and, with Cindy Coleman, The Designer’s Guide to Doing Research: Applying Knowledge to Inform Design(Wiley, 2012).   Sally’s work has been discussed in publications such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, Forbes, and Psychology Today.   Her work has been published by the Harvard Business Review Press.

Sally has talked about using design to enhance human performance and psychological wellbeing on mass-market national television and radio programs in the United States and in Europe as well as on and She speaks frequently to audiences in North America, Europe, and Asia at events such as the annual meeting of the American Institute of Architects, WorkTech, the International Design & Emotion Conference, the bi-annual meeting of the Association of Neuroscience for Architecture, NeoCon/IIDEX, the American Psychological Association’s annual meeting, the Environmental Design Research Association annual conference, Living-Futures, and Applied Brilliance.  

As the editor of Research Design Connections ( is external)), Sally has written widely on science-based design for a broad audience of people interested in the designed world. Her Research Design Connections blog is read by thousands of individuals each month.

Dr. Augustinis a graduate of Wellesley College (BA, economics major), Northwestern University (MBA, majors in finance and marketing), and Claremont Graduate University (PhD, psychology).  


Spotlight on Sally Augustin, HealthyWorkplaces Interdisciplinary Team member

In our September newsletter, we put the spotlight on Dr. Sally Augustin, one of our Interdisciplinary Team members. Here, we would like to elaborate on her work with us and the work she does as an environmental psychologist and how her work contributes to the efficacy of our Interdisciplinary team.