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Nicholas Stevens

Senior Lecturer and Researcher, Land Use Planning & Urban Design, University of the Sunshine Coast

Dr Nicholas Stevens is a landscape architect and urban planner with a background in regional planning and urban design. His research areas include evaluating and planning the integration of airport master planning and local and regional planning; the teaching of urban spatial principles through digital technologies; and applying human factors methods to a range of urban planning and urban design challenges.

He is the Deputy Director at the Centre for Human Factors and Sociotechnical Systems and a member of the Urban Design Advisory Panel for the Sunshine Coast, Queensland. Nicholas has significant experience in collaborative research projects with Australian local, state and federal governments, private enterprise, and national and international research institutions.


  • 2015–present
    Deputy Director, Centre for Human Factors and Sociotechnical Systems


Planning Institute of Australia (QLD) Cutting Edge Teaching and Research, 2018; Planning Institute of Australia (QLD) Award for Overall Excellence, 2018; Teaching Citation Award, 2015, Commonwealth Office for Learning and Teaching (OLT).