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Dr Christopher Kueh

Senior Lecturer

Contact Information Telephone: +61 8 6304 6387, Email:, Campus: Mount Lawley, Room: ML10.210A
Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 6304 6387
Campus: Mount Lawley  
Room: ML10.210A  


Christopher is a Senior Lecturer within the School of Arts and Humanities.


  • Doctor of Philosophy, Curtin University of Technology, 2006.
  • Bachelor of Arts Design With First Class Honours, Curtin University of Technology, 2002.
  • Bachelor of Arts Design, Curtin University of Technology, 2000.


Recent Research Grants

  • The Uncomfortable Silence: The design of a specialised wheelchair seating process using co-design to investigate, hear and include stakeholder needs,  Disability Services Commission WA,  Scholarships to Support Industry Engagement PhD Projects,  2016 - 2019,  $39,000.
  • Empowering YOUth Initiatives Round 2 - Designing for An Independent Future,  Department of Jobs and Small Business,  Dept of Employment - Tender,  2017 - 2019,  $77,948.
  • Holistic Parental Engagement Toolkit to Improve Child Health, Wellbeing, and Education in Mirrabooka, Western Australia: A Design Thinking Approach,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Industry Collaboration Scheme - 2016 Open Round,  2016 - 2018,  $101,079.
  • Students leading change to reduce sexting-related harm to young people,  Healthway (WA Health Promotion Foundation),  Healthway - Health Promotion Research Project Grant,  2013 - 2017,  $221,207.
  • Reimagining Perth's Lost Wetlands,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Industry Collaboration Grant - 2014 (Round 2),  2014 - 2016,  $76,334.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Journal Articles

  • Ryan, J., Brady, D., Kueh, C., (2015), Where Fanny Balbuk Walked: Re-imagining Perth’s Wetlands. M/C Journal, 18(6), online, Kelvin Grove, Queensland, Australia, Queensland University of Technology.
  • Adams, L., Kueh, C., Newman, R., Ryan, J., (2015), This is Not an Article: a reflection on Creative Research Dialogues (This is Not a Seminar). Educational Philosophy and Theory, 47(12), 1330-1347, London, Routledge, DOI: 10.1080/00131857.2015.1035630.

Conference Publications

  • Thom, R., Kueh, C., Haddad, H., (2017), Design of Value and Value of Design: The roles of strategic design in (traditionally) non-design disciplines. ACUADS 2017 Conference: Australian National University School of Art & Design, 18p., ACUADS.
  • Medley, S., Kueh, C., (2015), Beyond problem solving: A framework to teach design as an experiment in the university environment. Ministry of Design: From Cottage Industry to State Enterprise, Colloquium Proceedings, 2(28-29 May 2015), 170-180, St. Augustine, Trinidad, The University of the West Indies.
  • Adams, L., Kueh, C., Newman, R., Ferguson, N., (2015), Capturing Creative Practice. Australian Council of University Art and Design Schools Conference 2014: The Future of the Discipline, 9p, Online, ACUADS.
  • Adams, L., Newman, R., Ferguson, N., Kueh, C., (2015), Messy never-endings: Curating inConversation as interdisciplinary collaborative dialogue. ACUADS Conference 2014: The Future of the Discipline, 9p, Online, ACUADS.
  • Kueh, C., (2013), Design Thinking Practice and Research: Building Research Culture in Undergraduate Studies. Papers of the 2012 Australian Council of University Art and Design Schools conference, 8p, Perth, Western Australia, Australian Council of University Art and Design Schools.
  • Kueh, C., Medley, S., Price, A., (2013), Service Design 101: The joy and challenge of introducing service design into an undergraduate design curriculum. Crafting The Future: 10th European Academy of Design Conference, 13p, Gothenburg, European Academy of Design.

Non-Traditional Research Outputs

  • Adams, L., Newman, R., Kueh, C., (2014), Curating the conversation: messy never endings. inConversation, Spectrum Project Space, Edith Cowan University.
  • Adams, L., Newman, R., Kueh, C., (2014), inbetween. inConversation, Spectrum Project Space, Edith Cowan University.
  • Adams, L., Newman, R., Kueh, C., (2014), inConversation catalogue. inConversation, Spectrum Project Space, Edith Cowan University.
  • Giblett, R., Ryan, J., Saraswati, A., Murray, J., Brady, D., Kueh, C., (2014), Reimagining Perth's Lost Wetlands Exhibition. Reimagining Perth's Lost Wetlands, Perth Town Hall.
  • Adams, L., Newman, R., Kueh, C., Ferguson, N., (2014), inConversation. inConversation, Spectrum Project Space, Edith Cowan University.
  • Kueh, C., Haddad, H., Ormsby, E., Medley, S., Price, A., (2014), The Happiness Project. The Happiness Project, Fremantle Town Hall.

Research Student Supervision

Principal Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy,  A Study Of Walking And Walkability Through A Spatial Justice/spatial Practice Framework, In Maylands, Western Australia
  • Master of Communications by Research,  Connecting Dots: Interaction Design For Holistic Learning

Associate Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Religion, Heritage, And Power: Everyday Life In Contemporary China
  • Master of Arts by Research,  A Design Thinking Approach To Professional Development In Reasonable Adjustment: A New Methodology For Trainers In The Vocational Education And Training Sector Of Western Australia
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Cultures Of Practice Within Design: An Exploration Of The Differences And Similarities Between Photography And Painting As Representational Practices.
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