Scott Thompson-Whiteside

Executive Dean, Executive Dean

Accepting PhD Students


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Research Interests

My research interests span all things related to design, design technology and design education in higher education. More broadly I have interests higher education policy with specific interests in academic standards and quality.

Research Profile

Professor Scott Thompson-Whiteside is the Executive Dean for the Faculty of Design and Creative Technology and provides overall academic leadership to staff and students. Scott has over 25 years experience in leading design schools and faculties at universities across Europe, Asia and Australia. Originally trained as an Industrial Designer before moving into Design Management and Strategy, his Phd and research combines his interests in higher education policy, design strategy and design education. Before joining Torrens University, Scott was the Pro-Vice Chancellor for the Faculty of Health, Arts and Design at Swinburne University of Technology. 

Education/Academic qualification

Higher Education, PhD, - Understanding academic standards in the context of massification and internationalisation of Australian higher education, University of Melbourne

Award Date: 16 Jan 2012

Design Leadership, Master, Middlesex University

Award Date: 20 Dec 1993

Three dimensional design, Bachelor, University of the West of England

Award Date: 20 Aug 1991

External positions

Adjunct Professor, Swinburne University of Technology

1 Jan 2021 → …


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