My name is Mieke van der Bijl-Brouwer and I am a researcher, designer and educator in the fields of human-centred design and social and public sector innovation. I strongly believe that we need to develop a better understanding of the creative practices that are required to address today’s complex societal problems. As a Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Transdisciplinary Innovation at the University of Technology Sydney I therefore study these practices, contribute to the development of methods and tools, and share this knowledge through my publications, website and education. My work includes working with people in various public sector organisations across domains such as education, health, housing and community. Furthermore I contribute to the design and delivery of the educational program of UTS’ Bachelor of Creative Intelligence and Innovation, a world-first, future-focused transdisciplinary degree.
On this website you will find information on the different methodologies that I use and have developed. If you are a researcher you might also be interested in my academic publications on these topics. If you are a prospective research student interested in contributing to this research you can find more information about research opportunities here. You can read more about my personal journey towards becoming a creative practice researcher in this sector here. I have also included a blog below to share my thoughts and ideas. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you would like to know more and/or would like to collaborate.
I am particularly interested in collaborating with:
- public and social sector organisations who are looking for support in tackling complex societal problems
- social design and innovation agencies who would like to exchange knowledge on design innovation practices
- academics who would like to collaborate on research and education projects
- students who would like to enrol in a postgraduate research degree in transdisciplinary creative practice in a public or social sector context.