SMARTDESIGN Interdisciplinary
Research Group

People

Professor Mario Minichiello

Professor Mario Minichiello

Officially appointed as the Head of the discipline of Design, Professor Minichiello has a reputation for innovation, taking risks and developing different ways of thinking. Although born in Italy, Professor Minichiello started his professional career in the United Kingdom. He worked for seven years for BBC Newsnight as a reportage illustrator making drawings for events such as the Spycatcher Trials.

Associate Professor Mark Roxburgh

Associate Professor Mark Roxburgh

Associate Professor Mark Roxburgh worked in industry in the time of the dinosaurs as a photographer and photo-illustrator for about 5 years before becoming a career egghead. Prior to his post at UON he has been Senior Lecturer and Program Director in Visual Communication (School of Design, University of Technology Sydney), Lecturer in and co-ordinator of Singapore based Bachelor of Design Visual Communication (School of Design, University of Western Sydney), Lecturer in and Co-ordinator of Photomedia (School of Design, University of Western Sydney).

Conjoint Professor Chris Levi

Conjoint Associate Professor Chris Levi

Professor Christopher Levi is a stroke neurologist, NHMRC practitioner fellow and Director of Clinical Research and Translation for the Hunter New England Local Health District. Professor Christopher Levi established acute stroke services in Hunter New England, which is now one of the leading stroke services nationally and has a broad research portfolio covering acute stroke trials, health systems, clinical trials across pre-hospital, acute and stroke recovery, biomarkers and genetics stroke and stroke imaging.

Professor John Attia

Professor John Attia

Professor Attia is currently Academic Director of general medicine at John Hunter Hospital and is responsible for the foundation and running of the advanced training program for general physicians, one of the only fully supported such programs in the state. He is also co-director of the Clinical Research Design, IT, and Statistical Support (CReDITSS) Unit, a unit that provides methodological and analysis advice to clinical researchers.

Dr David Cornforth

Dr David Cornforth

Dr David Cornforth has a BSc in Electrical engineering and a PhD in Computer Science. He teaches students to write computer code for PCs, mobile Apps and the Cloud, and Project Management. He researches how to use machine learning techniques to identify complications of diabetes, and more recently on human-computer interaction and applications of information technology in stroke rehabilitation.

Dr Marc Adam

Dr Marc Adam

Dr Marc Adam is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computing. He received a diploma in Computer Science from the University of Applied Sciences Würzburg, Germany, and a Ph.D. in Economics of Information Systems from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany. In his research, he investigates how the design of information systems can influence the cognitive and affective processes of human users and how this in turn effects their decision making and behaviour in different contexts, such as electronic markets, risk taking, and emotion regulation.