Dr. Gavin Melles
I am or have been research supervisor for PhD projects in Australia and Germany. Design Thinking is one of the areas I work on in Teaching and Research. I'm involved as researcher PI or Phd supervisor with 3 CRC projects. I have a PhD (Education), Masters (Linguistics), and other qualifications. I recently began an MSc in Sustainable Development at School of African and Oriental Studies (SOAS), London University, which integrates Climate Science, Development Economics, Evidence and Impacts of Climate Change, and Politics, Processes. I've been DAAD, SNF (Swiss National Science Foundation) STINT (Swedish Higher Education) and ERS (RWTH Aachen) in Europe. I consult on strategic design and social impact especially in India is a key interest. I am happy communicating in English, Spanish, French or German .... Less so in Russian or Hebrew..During 2009-2010, I managed faculty across the departments of interior, industrial and product design engineering. Social Innovation and Design Thinking is a key area for my PhD student group.
Specialties: design education, research methodologies, social science methods