Dr Nifeli Stewart

PhD (Design and Management), MSc (Innovation), BBus (Marketing and Tourism)

RMIT University
Research Expertise
Change Management, Design Thinking, Systemic Thinking
Dr Nifeli Stewart is an experienced Strategic Planning, Research and Marketing Professional with 17 years in industry and 7 years in academic research. Her PhD focused on the challenges of successful project implementation in complex organizational systems. She explored design thinking, systemic thinking and business practices in addressing these challenges and in developing new models and tools. Her research revealed the implications these new models have for business and design practices, and how we educate students to not only think systemically but how to capitalize on each other’s strengths. Her interest is in understanding this nexus between design and business and how it can translate into new collaborative practices between the two fields of inquiry.
Industry Experience
  • RMIT University
  • Laminex Group
  • Ansett Australian

Research project collaborations with

  • Monash University
  • Origin Energy
  • Deloitte Digital
  • Zoo Victoria
  • Second Road Consultancy
  • Australasian Commonwealth Research Centre for Interaction Design