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Senior Lecturer in Interaction Design, Queensland University of Technology

Dr Nick Kelly is a Senior Lecturer in Interaction Design in the School of Design at QUT. His research addresses design cognition (how designers think), interaction design (how we design interactions within a sociocultural context), and teacher education (how we can better support high school teachers by applying ideas from design cognition and interaction design). He is a member of the QUT Digital Learning for Change Group, the QUT Design Lab, the QUT Centre for Inclusive Education, and the QUT Digital Media Research Centre.


  • 2016–present
    Adjunct Senior Research Fellow, University of Southern Queensland
  • 2016–present
    Senior Research Fellow, Queensland University of Technology
  • 2013–2016
    Research Fellow, University of Southern Queensland
  • 2011–2012
    Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Sydney
  • 2012–2012
    International Research Fellowship, Pontifical University of Chile


  • 2011 
    The University of Sydney, PhD
  • 2005 
    The University of Sydney, BDesComp (Honours and University Medal)