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John Redmond

Professor John Redmond


Professor Redmond is an industrial designer and Dean of the School of Architecture, Design and Planning at the University of Sydney. Previously he was at Monash University where he served, for 16 years, as foundation dean of the Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture. He was also chair of the Monash University Museum of Art (MUMA), and oversaw the development of the new award-winning museum. Before that he was foundation head of the Department of Industrial Design at the University of New South Wales.

His research has been particularly focused on design research for industry, work in the theory of form, and the development of research and doctoral studies in the core of design, using design methods to achieve innovation and discovery. He was a member of the Design Committee for the Sydney Olympic Games, the Federal Attorney‐General’s consultant to the Law Reform Commission’s Review of the Design Act, chaired the 2006 Victorian Government Premier’s Design Awards and was a delegate to the Federal Government’s 2020 Summit.

Professor Redmond is a graduate of the Royal College of Art in London, a Fellow of the Design Institute of Australia (and Hall of Fame), and an Emeritus Professor at Monash University.

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Professor Robyn Dowling

Associate Dean Research, Deputy Dean

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Dr Adrienne Keane

Associate Dean Education

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Associate Professor Lee Stickells

Associate Dean Research Education

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Professor Michael Tawa

Associate Dean Indigenous Strategy and Services

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Jonathan Hulme

School General Manager

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Sydney School of Architecture, Design and Planning