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Associate Professor of Sustainabilty and Social Innocation, Swinburne University of Technology

Dr Gavin Melles is currently Associate Professor and researcher affiliated with the Centre for Design Innovation, the Centre for Urban Transitions, and the CRC for Low Carbon Living. He is associate with the IEMA (International Environmental Management Association) and active in other associations. Dr Melles is stream leader on Sustainable Design for the Manufacturing Futures Research Institute (MFRI), Swinburne University. and also affiliated with the Social and Environmental Sustainability in Organisations Research Group (SESIO, Faculty of Business and Law). He is currently coordinating and associate supervisor of PhD students in faculties of engineering, architecture and design. Melles assesses and consults for the ARC, Ministry of Education Singapore, and other bodies.


  • 2006–present
    Lecturer, Swinburne University of Technology
  • 2001–2006
    Lecturer Applied Linguistics, Melbourne University


  • 2004 
    Deakin University, Doctor of Education
  • 1991 
    University of Costa Rica, Master of Linguistics

Grants and Contracts

  • 2011
    Design Research
    Visiting Researcher
    Funding Source:
    Swiss National Science Foundation
  • 2010
    Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst Academic Exchange
    Research Exchange
    Funding Source:
    German Government