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Fiona Chatteur (née Kerr) is a high calibre Senior Lecturer with experience in design thinking and innovation. Successfully founded two research centres for Torrens University.  PhD research into design patterns for e-learning, with the aim of facilitating learning by embedding pedagogical theories into screen design and interaction. Seventeen years teaching digital media, web, visual effects, 3D animation, design theory, project management and film and TV studies to tertiary students. Lecturing experience with the University of Sydney, University of Canberra, Academy of Interactive Technology and NSI TAFE, and now Torrens University.

Over 20 years of professional experience in media and digital media production, including twelve years in ABC TV production, six years international experience in websites and e-learning with the BBC and BBC Worldwide, three years in 3D modelling and animation for gaming. HTML scripting and research programming experience.  Professional highlights include working on the web team for the Cassini-Huygens spacecraft landing on Titan, winning the Royal Television Society Educational Television Awards Lifelong Learning and Multimedia Award, winning the Grand Prix Japan The Maeda Prize, presenting at the 8th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies and having 42,000 respondents for the BBC’s Child of Our Time “Who Am I” interactive survey, breaking a UK record. Other highlights include being a finalist in two categories for the Webby Awards and being part of the Walkley and Logie award winning team for the Lateline TV programme  Russia specials, in 1991.

Research interests

Machine Learning, social network analysis, data visualisation, typography and further developing design patterns into the areas of design and interaction, design thinking, virtual reality, 3d modelling and e-learning. 

Education/Academic qualification

Design, PhD, Design for Pedagogy Patterns for E-learning, University of Sydney

Award Date: 1 Jan 2012

Master of Design Science M. D. Sc. (Hons) , Master, The Interactive Narrative , University of Sydney

Award Date: 1 Jan 1997

Bachelor of Arts B.A. , Bachelor, University of Canberra

Award Date: 1 Jan 1990


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