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Dr Christopher Kueh

Senior Lecturer

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

  • 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.
  • Empowering YOUth Initiatives Round 2 - Designing for An Independent Future,  Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business,  Dept of Employment - Tender,  2017 - 2019,  $77,948.
  • 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.
  • 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)

Book Chapters

  • Kueh, C., Thom, R., (2018), Visualising Empathy: A Framework to Teach User-Based Innovation in Design. Visual Tools for Developing Cross-Disciplinary Collaboration, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Capacity, 177-196, Champaign, USA, Common Ground Research Networks.

Conference Publications

  • Thom, R., Kueh, C., Haddad, H., (2018), 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.

Research Student Supervision

Principal Supervisor

  • Master of Communications by Research,  Connecting dots: Interaction design for holistic learning
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  A study of walking and walkability through a spatial justice/spatial practice framework, in maylands, Western Australia

Co-principal Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Toeing the triple bottom line: Interior design for retail spaces

Associate Supervisor

  • 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.
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Religion, heritage, and power: Everyday life in contemporary China
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