Mario Minichiello

Professor Mario Minichiello, Ph.D. studied at Leicester Polytechnic, Saint Martins, and Loughborough in England. He has over thirty years of experience in industry and academia including leading roles in the academy at Leicester DMU, Birmingham City University, Loughborough University in the UK, and the University of Newcastle in NSW. As a researcher, he has investigated and prototyped and visualized new ideas and experiences through a range of graphic mediums- He has developed his research using tacit and explicit knowledge with creative practices. As a Practitioner, he has had leading roles in design agencies, at the BBC, as well as the Guardian Newspaper as a political artist. He is Professor of Design and Director of the Future Arts Science and Technologies Laboratory (FASTlab) at the University of Newcastle. Minichiello has the rare distinction of working closely with Birmingham Children’s Hospital (UK), a world-leading teaching hospital, and with the Hunter Medical Research Institute, one of the foremost medical research centers in the world. He is the author and co-author of a number of books, journal articles as well as developing creative outputs and intellectual property.