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About David Ellis

David Ellis B.Ed(Syd) MUDS(Bond)
David is a lecturer in the School of Education’s Technology Education Program. David has worked in the building industry and has taught for many years in both NSW Government and Catholic high schools where he assumed Coordination roles in both Technological and Applied Studies and Vocational Education Departments. From 1999 to 2007, David worked for the Board of Studies marking both the HSC examination paper and Major Design Projects. He was approached in 2005 to co-Author a HSC text book. The book ‘Cambridge Design & Technology’ was first published in 2006.
As a Coordinator, David has always been interested in developing the capabilities of his teachers. He discovered inadequate systems in managing Workplace Health and Safety in Technology Education. His procedural system was adopted by schools in the Lismore Diocese to better equip them in documentation and procedural knowledge. Also his interest in Computer Aided Design and parametric modelling inspired him to develop professional implement opportunities for Technology Education on both the mid-north and north coast of NSW.
David’s personal interest in building design and construction lead him to complete a Master’s degree in Urban Development and Sustainability on the Gold Coast. It was here that he developed his interest in Ecologically Sustainable Development (ESD). He also enjoys timber sculpture and was chosen to exhibit his work at the East Coast Sculptural Show in 2007.
David’s current research interests relate to his PhD study including: developing teacher capability; eco-technologies and their status in Technology Education; STEM Education; Sustainability and urban agriculture; contemporary and emerging manufacturing technologies; The role of virtual environments in designing; Embedding sustainability as essential criteria in the design process.


Present Lecturer (Teaching Scholar), Southern Cross University School of Education


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Contact Information

Coffs Harbour Education Campus
Hogbin Drive
Coffs Harbour NSW
Australia 2450
Phone: (+61 2) 6659 3179
Fax: (+61 2)56659 3624
Mobile: 0409519722
Fax: (+61 2) 6659 3624
Mobile: 0409 519 722


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Journal Publications (6)

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Books (2)

Book chapters (7)