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About Kurt W Seemann

Kurt W. Seemann
BSc(UNSW)DipEd(Hons)(UNSW) Grad Cert (Competent Management) Deakin, ACM-Australian Institute of Management, PhD(UNSW)

Associate Professor: Centre Director 2014-2018
Centre for Design Innovation
Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne (2012+)
a/School Director for Higher Degrees Research and Training (2011-12)
Director of Research (Aug 2011-August 2012)
School of Tourism and Hospitality Management
Southern Cross University
Adjunct Associate Professor – Sustainable Settlements Research (2008-2011)
Curtin University Sustainability Policy Institute (CUSP)
National Core Project Manager (2006-2009)
Desert Knowledge CRC - Sustainable Desert Settlements
School of Tourism and Hospitality Management
Southern Cross University.
Project Leader (2003-2005)
Desert Knowledge CRC - Aboriginal Remote Housing and Technology Education Lifecycle Research
School of Education
Southern Cross University.
2009-2011 Appointed Thinker Online/Thinker On-Hand, to the Design and Technology Teacher's Association (DATTA) of Victoria.
2011+International Rep. elect. on the Board of DATTA Australia.
2009+ Invited Member of the World Society for Ekistics (WSE). World membership limited to 400.
Dr Seemann's research investigates the relationship between People, Technology and the Environment as a complex adaptive system. The scale of his research has focussed at two levels: the human scale of holistic technology education and processes of innovation, and the larger societal scale of systems driving and defining the sustainability of human settlements.
RESEARCH H-INDEX as @ June2012 = 7
NOTE: Commenced academic career in June 1999


Present Stream Leader: Sustainable Cities, Swinburne University of Technology - Australia ‐ Smart Cities Research Institute
November 2013 - December 2018 Founding Director, Swinburne University of Technology - Australia ‐ Centre for Design Innovation

Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests

People, Technology & Ecology System, Sustainable Human Settlements, Cross-cultural technology education, Aboriginal Technology Research, Aboriginal Remote Communities, Technacy and Innovation Education, and Technology Transfer

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Contact Information

Centre for Design Innovation
Swinburne University of Technology
Melbourne, Australia.


Curriculum Vitae (CV) (1)

Career CV

Journal articles - Peer Reviewed (14)

report (1)

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Books and Monographs Peer Reviewed (6)

Book chapters - Peer Reviewed (10)