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Dr. Nick Kelly

Dr. Nick Kelly Research

  • Senior Research Fellow at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in Science and Engineering Faculty as well as the Faculty of Education (joint appointment)
  • Adjunct Senior Research Fellow at the University of Southern Queensland in the Digital Life Lab

Research overview

I am a transdisciplinary researcher in the Social Sciences, particularly across the fields of Design and Education.

My research is a mix of data-led research (large scale datasets in learning analytics and education), design-led research (in learning technologies and design cognition), and theory-led research (in design and teacher education).

I recommend using the Google Scholar link in the left menu for my most recent research publications.

My research blog has occasional posts about recently published work or work under development.

 Research questions

Current research addresses the following questions:

 Short CV

Dr Nick Kelly is a Senior Research Fellow at the Science and Engineering Faculty at Queensland University of Technology as well as the Faculty of Education; and an Adjunct Senior Research Fellow at the Digital Life Lab at the University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba.

After receiving his PhD at The University of Sydney, he has been a post-doctoral researcher at the CoCo Research Centre at Sydney University and the Faculty of Education at the Pontificia Universidad Católica in Santiago, Chile. He has published over 60 scholarly works in books, journals and conference proceedings.

He is a project leader of the TeachConnect project and has conducted research on three ARC funded projects as well as leading two industry funded grants. He is an international consultant in the fields of learning analytics and online community design. He has been associate supervisor for a number of PhD students through to completion and a curriculum writer for a senior Queensland curriculum. He reviews for international journals including Knowledge-Based Systems and Teaching and Teacher Education.


Dewy spider web - Collection of research and developing ideas for Dr Nick Kelly
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Senior Research Fellow at Queensland University of Technology and Adjunct Senior Research Fellow at the University of Southern Queensland, Australia. Research on teacher support, online communities and the cognition of creativity.