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Associate Professor Stuart Medley

Associate Professor

Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 6304 6709
Mobile: 0488 331 564
Facsimile: +61 8 9370 6667
Campus: Mount Lawley  
Room: ML10.210B  

Stuart is the Course Coordinator for the Bachelor of Design (W64) within the School of Arts and Humanities.


  • Bachelor of Arts, Western Australian Institute of Technology.
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Edith Cowan University, 2009.


Recent Research Grants

  • Diagnosing Innovation: A Human-Centred Design Approach to Cultivate Innovative Culture in Western Australian Health System ,  Department of Health WA,  Scholarships to Support Industry Engagement PhD Projects,  2021 - 2024,  $70,000.
  • Aboriginal Health,  Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation,  Covid-19 Research Fund,  2020 - 2022,  $200,000.
  • Request for food and nutrition curriculum support materials as part of the WA Healthy Children Program - K-10 School Food and Nutrition Curriculum Support Materials,  Department of Health WA,  WA Healthy Children Program,  2013 - 2021,  $984,623.
  • Using community engagement and enhanced visual information to promote FireWatch satellite communication as a support for collaborative decision-making,  Australian Research Council,  Grant - Linkage (Projects),  2012 - 2016,  $487,368.
  • Screening the Score: Exploring the Potentials and Limitations of Presenting Music Notation on the iPad,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Early Career Researcher Grant - 2014,  2014 - 2016,  $20,000.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Book Chapters

  • Medley, S., (2019), Making Visible: Illustration Through Identification, Categorization, and Metaphor. A companion to illustration, 21-46, Hoboken, New Jersey, John Wiley & Sons, DOI: LCCN 2018049741.

Journal Articles

  • Medley, S., Mutard, B., (2019), Applied Comics For Law And The Avatar-Brainstorming. University of Western Australia Law Review, 46(2), 252-257, Perth,Australia.
  • Haimes, P., Medley, S., Brady, D., Baba, T., (2016), Exploring community attitudes towards sharing of bushfire information online. Journal of Disaster Research, 11(3), 552-558, Tokyo, Fuji Technology Press, DOI: 10.20965/jdr.2016.p0552.
  • Haimes, P., Medley, S., Baba, T., (2016), A pattern language: designing a hazard information map interface for community-based user. International Journal of Asia Digital Art and Design, 20(1), 5-13, DOI: 10.20668/adada.20.1_5.

Conference Publications

  • Medley, S., (2018), Deliberate Communication with Pictures: A Science Fiction?. Proceedings of International and Interdisciplinary Conference IMMAGINI?, 1(27–28 November 2017), 12p., Basel, Switzerland, Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute, DOI: 10.3390/proceedings1091115.
  • Price, A., Medley, S., (2018), The value of images: using pictures and words to enhance intercultural and international communication. ACUADS 2017 Conference: Australian National University School of Art & Design, 10p., ACUADS.
  • Medley, S., Mutard, B., (2017), Non-face caricature. Theory and workshop. CONFIA 2017 Proceedings, 253-263, Barcelos, Portugal, Instituto Politécnico do Cávado e do Ave.
  • Medley, S., (2016), Deliberately getting it wrong: accelerating towards finding a style for character design through the psychology of seeing. CONFIA 2016 Proceedings, 350-366, Barcelos, Portugal, Instituto Politécnico do Cávado e do Ave.

Research Student Supervision

Principal Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Toeing the triple bottom line: Interior design for retail spaces
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Designing for communities in bushfire-prone situations: Redesigning the firewatch website interface.
  • 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,  What remains is the book: The idea of the book in and around electronic space
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Print to pixel: How can the cultural implications of mediated images and text be examined using creative practice?
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Cultures of practice within design: An exploration of the differences and similarities between photography and painting as representational practices.
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  The other art of computer programming. A visual alternative to communicate computational thinking

Associate Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Improving the aesthetic and other experiential design aspects of bicycle paths in Western Australia
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