Andrew Nicholls is a highly experienced educator, designer and OHSEM specialist. Moving from a career in Industrial Design for Education, for the last thirteen years Andrew has educated students in a broad range of disciplines and subjects including Visual Arts, Technologies (Design and Digital), Humanities, and VET Building and Construction.
As an educational leader, he has provided professional development to others on a wide-range of topics including transdisciplinary learning, technical and freehand drawing, continual improvement in educational performance and OHS compliance in schools.
In 2017, while completing Master degrees in Education and Occupational Health, Safety, and Environmental Management, Andrew began recieving further requests to assist in the development of learning spaces and OHS compliance in schools. Drawing from his diverse design and professional working experience, Andrew now provides high level expert advice on OHS compliance, learning space design and educational leadership to schools, teacher associations and architects.
In 1999 Sarah gained a Batchelor of Arts at the University of Brighton in Three Dimensional Crafts. Shortly after she became a Technical Demonstrator in Plastics at the same University. As well as this job, Sarah developed her practice in making. In 2004 she decided to pursue a career in secondary school teaching and trained to become a Design and Technology Teacher. Sarah has worked in a wide range of schools in the South and East of England. She has had a wide range of roles including Head and Second in Department. In 2007 Sarah started my own business, Lizzytish, specialising in laser cut products.
Currently teaching in a school in South Norfolk in UK Sarah is county subject lead for Design and Technology and a Parent Governor for a local primary school. Teaching interests include sustainability, new technologies, creativity and making links in the community.
Kate Bissett JohnsonIndustrial Designer | Lecturer
Kate Bissett-Johnson lectures into the Industrial Design and Product Design Engineering programs at Swinburne University. Her primary interest is in how Industrial Design can lead the world to a more environmentally and socially responsible future. Kate has a long track record of linking Universities with real world projects, locally and globally, in both her previous position at RMIT University and at Swinburne. She has developed design strategies and tools for teaching Industrial Design and Product Design Engineering, looking specifically at the interaction between user and product since completing her Master of Arts in the early 90s. Additionally her research interests span the domains of Public Good Design, Strategic & Transformative Design, and Sustainability. Katherine’s industry experience includes working as a designer at several of Melbourne's premier design consultancies, developing high volume commercial products for both local and international clients. More recently with the shift to online learning, Kate’s teaching has been increasingly focused on increasing student knowledge and skills around Critical and Digital literacy.