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.
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.
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’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).
Natalie’s research in the learning sciences focuses on team collaboration centred on shared objects and their role in knowledge creation. With experience in learning design in higher education, she is interested in supporting and scaffolding students’ skills development and agency.
Karla’s research is in the field of Design Innovation, which is the application and adoption of design innovation methods into industry-led research projects. Her specific focus and contribution to the field is the continuing application and investigation of design methods in driving innovative digital solutions.
Celina has a research background in professional practice and learning, as well as technology-mediated learning and community and cultural education.
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 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’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.
Alicia is a PhD student in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at The University of Sydney. Her research interests in learning and teaching are focused on interdisciplinary contexts in higher education. She is particularly interested in identifying the main epistemic features of learning environments and activities that facilitate effective and productive interdisciplinary work and learning experiences.
Sujeewa (Sue) Tennekoon
Sue is a research student in the Master of Learning Sciences and Technology programme at the University of Sydney. She is interested in exploring the nuances and complexities of (epistemic) emotions in interdisciplinary contexts.
A leading Professor in Sociology from the University of Oslo, known for her work on expert epistemic cultures.
A distinguished Professor in Psychology from the University of Helsinki, renowned for his work on knowledge-creating learning.
Associate Professor in Learning Sciences from the University of Oslo, known internationally for her work on methods for tracing productive interactions in teams.
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).
A Professor in Educational Psychology from the University of Oulu, known for her work on instructional models for developing students’ knowledge work competences.