MDIT staff are connected with a community of local and international experts within their research field. They are actively engaged in government funded and industry partnered research projects that feed into the teaching of MDIT Design Studios, Electives and Major Project supervision.
Professor Michael Trudgeon
Michael’s research develops strategies to prototype new technology solutions and new patterns of use that manage the risks of change and innovation.
Associate Professor Ross McLeod
Ross’s research extends the boundaries of contemporary interdisciplinary design practice and its relationship to technological, social and environmental issues. His design practice explores the manipulation of the phenomena and perception of the physical world in order to create spatial experiences.
Associate Professor Lawrence Harvey
Lawrence’s research integrates urban soundscape, acoustic design and spatial music composition and performance.
Dr Malte Wagenfeld
Malte’s research investigates the phenomenological qualities of sensual and perceptual atmospheric encounters (sound, light, air, breezes, smells, humidity and temperature).
Professor Sarah Teasley
Sarah’s research crosses methods and knowledge from social history, the history of technology and design research, with an emphasis on old new biomaterials/biotech and the impact of implicit and explicit power relations on design outcomes and experience.
Dr. Ollie Cotsaftis
Ollie’s research is post-disciplinary and speculative, operating at the intersection of the human experience, the built environment and the realm of creative technologies.
Dr. Pirjo Haikola
Pirjo’s research focuses on social-environmental-technological systems aiming to help restore marine ecosystems, contribute to sustainable livelihoods for coastal communities and create awareness of marine issues.
Jeff’s research encompasses spatial sound design methods and techniques, focusing on a compositional strategy for spatialising sound over multichannel sound systems.
Dr Jordan Lacey
Jordan’s research investigates environmental design and urban sound installations, for the development of creative cites and improved social wellbeing.