Team

The core project team is comprised of three Chief Investigators from The University of Sydney. It is supported by five established international collaborators
and key informants from the interdisciplinary research settings.

Chief investigators

Lina Markauskaite

Professor of Learning Sciences, Co-director of the Centre for Research on Learning and Innovation, Sydney School of Education and Social Work, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, The University of Sydney 

Lina’s research focus is on: 1) development capabilities for complex professional and scientific knowledge work; 2) development of ICT literacy and ICT use in teaching and learning; and 3) innovations in educational research methods. 

Peter Goodyear

Professor of Education, Founding Co-director of the Centre for Research on Learning and Innovation, Sydney School of Education and Social Work, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, The University of Sydney

Peter’s research over the last 30 years has been directed by a practical ambition: improving the work of teachers, educational designers, technologists and others who shape learning environments, curricula and educational opportunities.

Cara Wrigley

Professor & Chair of Design Innovation, Director of the Design Innovation Research Group, Sydney School of Architecture, Design and Planning, The University of Sydney 

Cara’s main research focus have been in the areas of: 1) design innovation (a hybrid of design thinking, business and technology); and 2) building an evidence base for design’s value in various industries (in particular the medical field). 

Celina McEwen

Postdoctoral Research Associate, Sydney School of Education and Social Work, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, The University of Sydney

Celina has a research background in professional practice and learning, as well as technology-mediated learning and community and cultural education.

PhD students

Genevieve Mosely

Genevieve is a PhD candidate in the Design Innovation Research Group at The University of Sydney. Her research focuses on design education as well as the application of design thinking in diverse, interdisciplinary contexts to help capture new value through better understanding users and their needs.

Leela Cejnar

Leela works as an Interdisciplinary Lecturer at the University of Sydney, in the Education Portfolio of the Office of the Deputy Vice Chancellor.  She is interested in how interdisciplinary cultures form. Her research focuses on mapping key practices and features that students share across the boundaries of their disciplines when co-creating new knowledge.  

Dwayne Ripley

Dwayne’s PhD research aims to embrace and articulate complexity in expert knowledge work. He is particularly interested in how the fields of design and learning sciences can draw on one-another and the role they play in advancing approaches to preparing students and workers to address complex problems that span disciplinary and industry boundaries.

International collaborators

Monika Nerland

A leading Professor in Sociology from the University of Oslo, known for her work on expert epistemic cultures.

Kai Hakkarainen

A distinguished Professor in Psychology from the University of Helsinki, renowned for his work on knowledge-creating learning.

Crina Damsa

Associate Professor in Learning Sciences from the University of Oslo, known internationally for her work on methods for tracing productive interactions in teams.

David Shaffer

Vilas Distinguished Professor of Learning Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, renowned for his pioneering work in quantitative ethnography and Epistemic Network Analysis (ENA).

Hanni Muukkonen

A Professor in Educational Psychology from the University of Oulu, known for her work on instructional models for developing students’ knowledge work competences.

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