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Highly skilled Assistant Professor with 15+ years of experience teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in design theory, design thinking, industrial design, and research methods. Proven record of excellence in university teaching, including receiving multiple awards for innovative undergraduate courses and curriculum in design studies topics. Strong research background with numerous publications on design philosophy, design theory, design education, and the application of systems thinking in design.

International teaching and research experience in the design field spanning Australia, Denmark, Finland, and New Zealand. Demonstrated ability to actively contribute to program building through student advising, assessment, and admissions support. Well-prepared to develop externally funded research initiatives and support students through a contemporary design programs.

Education/Academic qualification

Education, Master of Education, The Idea of the Doctorate in Art and Design: A Literature Review using an Argument-Based Approach to Validation, Auckland University of Technology

Award Date: 13 Dec 2023

Design, Doctor of Philosophy, Investigating Collaboration in Interdiscipliary Design Teams, Swinburne University of Technology

Award Date: 17 Jul 2015

Social Science Research, Graduate Diploma in Arts, Victoria University of Wellington

Award Date: 22 Feb 2010

Design Studies, Master of Design, The Science of Multiplicities: Poststructuralism and Ecological Complexity in Design, Victoria University of Wellington

Award Date: 12 Dec 2007

Industrial Design, Bachelor of Design, Victoria University of Wellington

Award Date: 7 May 2004


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