Researcher

Ms Selena Joy Griffith

Biography

Senior Lecturer, School of Design Studies
Selena Griffith is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Design Studies at COFA where coordinates Dcourses in Design Management and Practice, Idenity, Branding, Sustainability, Whole Systems Design and Cross Disciplinary Collaboration fro Innovation. Originally qualifying for a Bachelor of Industrial Design, Honors, Selena has worked as a Design Manager in a variety of contexts from in house to...view more

Senior Lecturer, School of Design Studies
Selena Griffith is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Design Studies at COFA where coordinates Dcourses in Design Management and Practice, Idenity, Branding, Sustainability, Whole Systems Design and Cross Disciplinary Collaboration fro Innovation. Originally qualifying for a Bachelor of Industrial Design, Honors, Selena has worked as a Design Manager in a variety of contexts from in house to international consultancy and as a freelance designer with her own consultancy.

Griffith researches in Design Management, Sustainability, Collaboration, Social Innovation, Futures and Education. Her interest in creating positive futures through transformative design thinking as led her to produce tools and methods to assist with the development of innovation, collaboration and design thinking skills. Selena is very interested in how organisations can most effectively utilise design thinking to deliver more sustainable products and services. Co-creation and nexus - where people from different backgrounds and professions come together in collaborations that result in innovation or new perceptions has fascinates Griffith and she not only researches in this area but has also developed courses to teach the skills needed to run multidisciplinary creative collaborations.

Griffith was awarded a Global Future Leaders Award from the World Human Resources Development Congress in 2011 and has been accepted into the highly competitive Buckminster Fuller Institute's Catalyst Program for her work on The Island Innovation Lab

Selena is also:

    * A Fellow of the European Academy of Design
    * A Member of the Design Management Institute
    * Faculty Advisor for UNSW ENACTUS Social Entrepreneurship program
    * CoFouder of Social Innovation Sydney
    * CoFounder of Creation Nation
    * Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors
    * Councilor for NSW LGA Pittwater
    * Member Planning Committee of the UNSW Women in Research Network
    * Alumni UNSW Academic Women in Leadership program
    * Alumni of the UNSW Early Career Research program
    * An Executive member of the Society for Responsible Design 2007 - 2012
    * Coordinator of the COFA Annual 2009 – 2011
    * A Participant in the UNSW Faculty of Excellence Initiative – developing and testing effective online learning programs across UNSW


My Expertise

Design Management, Sustainability, Collaboration, Social Innovation, Futures and Education.

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+61 2 8936 0600
+61 2 8936 0712