Detailed Profile

Research Examiner Profile

Full Name
Nicola St John
RMIT University
Area/s of expertise
Research Interests
Design Communication, Design Education, Design History, Design Theory, Participatory, Visual Culture, Indigenous Design
About Me
Dr Nicola St John is an award-winning researcher and design lecturer. Her research explores cultural perspectives of design and the value of communication design education and enterprise within Aboriginal communities. Her research is largely community-based, partnering with Indigenous art-centres, creative industries, and Indigenous community schools in participatory action research projects. Her works seeks to increase Indigenous access, participation, and representation in design-based industries. Nicola holds a BA in Creative Arts, a BA in Media and communication, a Masters in Communication Design and a PhD in Design. Her research interests and expertise traverse communication design research, Indigenous design perspectives, participatory action research, design history, and social and behaviour change design.
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Masters: Number of international examinations and/or international student examinations
Years Since PhD/Doctoral Completion
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Supervisions Completed
Design, Digital