The Centre for Conscious Design

Jenna Mikus

Founder & Managing Partner, Eudae Group

Honorary Fellow, University of Melbourne’s Centre for Wellbeing Science

Visiting Fellow, Queensland University of Technology’s Centre for Decent Work & Industry

Harvard University’s Human Flourishing Program’s (HFP) Flourishing at Work Interest Group Member & Speaker

Harvard University’s Human Flourishing Program’s (HFP) Flourishing by Design Community of Practice Founder

Research Advisor and Former Health Equity Advisor, International WELL Building Institute

Mentor and Judge, Engineers Without Borders

Expert Contributor, Wellbeing Magazine

Jenna Mikus, PhD is a design strategist, researcher, mentor, and speaker. As the Founder and Managing Partner of the Eudae Group, Jenna focuses on fostering environments that promote flourishing health and well-being. Drawing from a global educational background spanning engineering (BSc in the US), architecture (MSc in the UK), and design (PhD in Australia), Jenna seamlessly combines rigorous research with innovative strategies. Her approach integrates evidence-based science with engaging co-design methods to visualize and actualize organizational and spatial transformational change across a spectrum of sectors.

Throughout her career, Jenna has served a prestigious roster of global clients. However, it is her work and research relating to eudaemonic (i.e., “best self”)-focused design that is most recognized, as it underscores a commitment to realizing human flourishing in and by design, given its dual interpretation as both intentional research praxis (i.e., engaging people inclusively via co-design and creative methods) and spatial curation practice (e.g., creating enriched, experience-enhancing environments that promote health and happiness for people and the planet).

An ardent advocate for bridging industry practice with academic theory and research, Jenna holds esteemed positions as an Honorary Fellow with the University of Melbourne’s Centre for Wellbeing Science and a Visiting Fellow with QUT’s Centre for Decent Work & Industry. She also contributes her expertise as a Research Advisor for the International WELL Building Institute and serves as a Mentor and Judge for Engineers Without Borders.

Beyond her professional endeavors, Jenna is deeply engaged in fostering community and advancing interdisciplinary dialogue. She is actively involved in the Harvard University’s Human Flourishing Program’s Flourishing at Work Interest Group and is spearheading initiatives such as the HFP Flourishing by Design Community of Practice, aimed at promoting intentional design processes and outcomes. Jenna has also recently rekindled her childhood appreciation for the arts. Personal and professional pursuits include rediscovering inspiration through music and aesthetics as a member of the Royal Melbourne Philharmonic Chorus, a student of Dalcroze, and a ceramicist as well as participating in neuroarts (e.g., JHU Arts+Mind Lab’s Intentional Spaces Summit) and neuroarchitecture (e.g., Academic of Neuroscience for Architecture & Moving Boundaries) events, respectively.

When she’s not immersed in her work or artistic interests, Jenna enjoys exploring her new Melbourne home with her husband and beloved pup, indulging in her passion for cycling, nurturing her extensive collection of indoor plants, experimenting with new recipes, and embarking on adventures that nourish the body, mind, and soul.

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