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Dr. Gavin Melles

Senior Lecturer Swinburne UniversityFaculty of Health, Arts & Design
Location: Melbourne, Australia Website: Senior Lecturer


I am or have been research supervisor for PhD projects in Australia and Germany. Sustainable development, design thinking and education are the areas I work on in Teaching and Research. I’m involved as researcher CI or Phd supervisor with 3 CRC projects: CRC Low Carbon living and AutoCRC (focused on Malaysian EV Bus project). I have a PhD (Education), Masters (Linguistics), and other qualifications. I recently completed an MSc in Sustainable Development at School of African and Oriental Studies (SOAS), London University, which integrates Climate Science, Development Economics, Evidence and Impacts of Climate Change, and Politics, Processes. I’ve been DAAD, SNF (Swiss National Science Foundation) STINT (Swedish Higher Education) and ERS (RWTH Aachen) Research Fellow in Europe. I consult on strategic design and social impact especially in India is a key interest. I am happy communicating in English, Spanish, French or German …. Less so in Russian or Hebrew.
PhD Education; MSc Sustainable Development; MLinguistics; BA & DipEd



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