Dr Janice Rieger

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PhD (University of Alberta), Master of Arts (York University), Graduate Diploma in Curatorial Practice in Visual Culture (York University), Bachelor's of Interior Design (University of Manitoba)

Janice is a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Creative Industries at Queensland University of Technology. Janice is also a Visiting Fellow at the University of Hasselt, Belgium. Janice was a Co-Director of the Disability Mundus International Doctoral School at the University Catholic Lille, France. She is also a Board Member for the European Society for Disability Research, France and is a member of the European Institute for Design and Disability and the EIDD-DfA Academic Network (Acanet). Janice was a Fellow of the Canadian Federation of University Women, is a member of the Women in Leadership program at QUT and was awarded a Fellowship with the Social Sciences and Humanities Council (SSHRC) of Canada. She is an expert reviewer for the ARC, TEQSA and has created a national program in accessible housing design (CSAHD) in Canada. Janice has been awarded for her leadership through a Mayor’s Award in Calgary, Canada and a State level award. Janice is also a Senior Fellow with the Higher Education Academy. Janice’s research and teaching encompasses issues related to spatial justice and creating cultures of inclusion, and has five broad themes:

  • Spatial Justice & Ableism
  • Diversity & Inclusion Policies and Programs
  • Design for Health & Wellbeing
  • Post humanism and Relational Ontologies
  • History and Theory of Spatiality & Disability Studies

Janice’s work has been published in a range of international journals and books, she has created many NTRO’s with international partners and she has presented at a number of international conferences. She has received grants, fellowships, contracts, consultancies and scholarships to conduct research in this area. Janice has been creating cultures of inclusion since 1994 and continues with this research program today.

  • PhD, Department of Human Ecology, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada, 2013-2016
  • Graduate Certificate in Academic Practice (GCAP), QUT, Brisbane, Australia, 2016
  • Higher Education Academy (HEA)  Senior Fellow,  2019
  • Doctoral School, KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium Hosted at Universidade de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal, 2014
  • MA, Master of Arts, Department of Art History and Visual Culture, York University, Toronto, Canada, 2000-2002
  • Graduate Diploma, Curatorial Studies in Visual Culture Department of Art History and Visual Culture, York University, Toronto, Canada, 2000-2002
  • Post Secondary Teaching Practicum,  CST, Centre of Support for Teaching, York University, Toronto, Canada, 2000-2002
  • BID, Bachelor of Interior Design, Faculty of Architecture, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada, 1994 -1998
  • BA, Bachelor of Arts, (prerequisite years) Faculty of Arts, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada, 1992-1994, 1999-2000

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ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

  • Senior Lecturer, School of Design, Faculty of Creative Industries, QUY, Brisbane, Australia, 2017-present
  • Lecturer, School of Design, Faculty of Creative Industries, QUT, Brisbane, Australia, 2015-2017
  • Visiting Fellow, Faculty of Architecture and Arts, UHasselt, Hasselt, Belgium, 2018-2019
  • Researcher in Residence, QUT Design Lab, 2019
  • Faculty and School Research Ethics Advisor, QUT, Brisbane, Australia, 2017-present
  • University Ethics Committee Representative (alternate) University Human Research Ethics Committee (UHREC), 2017-present
  • Program Leader and Chief Investigator, QUT Design Lab, Brisbane, Australia, 2016-present
  • Postgraduate Studies Coordinator, Interior Design, QUT, Brisbane, Australia, 2016-2017
  • Lecturer, Mount Royal University, Faculty of Arts, Department of Interior Design, Calgary, Canada, 2013-2015
  • Co-Developer and Co-ordinator, National Certificate Program, CSAHD Canadian Specialist in Accessible Housing Design, Mount Royal University, Calgary, Canada, 2012-2015
  • Lecturer, Mount Royal University, Faculty of Continuing Education, Calgary, Canada, 2014-2015
  • Lecturer, University of Calgary Faculty of Arts, Department of Communication and Culture, Calgary, Canada, 2013
  • Lecturer, Mount Royal University  Faculty of Arts, Department of Interior Design & Art History, Calgary, Canada, 2010-2013
  • Assistant Professor, (Term-Certain), Mount Royal University Faculty of Arts, Department of Interior Design & Art History, Calgary, Canada, 2009-2010
  • Instructor, Mount Royal College  Faculty of Arts, Department of Interior Design & Art History, Calgary, Canada, 2006-2009

SELECT PRESENTATIONS

Keynotes

Rieger, Janice, (2019) ‘Doing Dis/ordered Mappings: A New Method for Analysing Embodied and Relational Research’, International Institute for Qualitative Methodology Conference (Juried Keynote) Brisbane, Australia, May 4-6.

Rieger, Janice and Allana Bianchi (QLD Government), (2019) ‘Invisible disabilities and self-disclosure in the workplace’, Government Summit of Diversity and Inclusion, Sydney, Australia, August 6-8.

Rieger, Janice with Jasmien Herssens, Design for All Europe (DfA) Lecture, The Cube, P Block, GP- QUT, Brisbane, Australia, April 10, 2019.

Rieger, Janice (2018) Keynote Speaker: Disability Action Week, “Cultures of Inclusion: International Case Studies”, invited by the Public Service Commission of the Queensland Government, Brisbane, QLD, Sept 14.

Peer-reviewed Conference Presentations

Strickfaden, Megan, Lara Pinchback, Jasmien Herssens and Rieger, Janice, ALTER Conference, (2019) ‘Seeing, Vision, the Body and Public Art: Experiencing Culture in the City’, Sept 5-6, Cologne, Germany.

Rieger, Janice, (2019) ‘Codesigning Access for Inclusion in Australian Art Museums’ Australian Museums and Galleries Association Annual Conference, Alice Springs, Australia, May.

Rieger, Janice, Herssens, Jasmien and Strickfaden, Megan (2018) “Reimagining Co-design through Ability and Techné”, 3rd Australian Universal Design Conference, Brisbane, QLD, Sept 4-5 (Poster).

Rieger, Janice and Rolfe, Annie (2018) “So Close and Yet So Far Away: Teaching Design Students to Design for Differences through Reflective Practice and Authentic Learning”, 3rd Australian Universal Design Conference, Brisbane, QLD, Australia, Sept 4-5 (Poster)

Franz, Jill, Rieger, Janice, Annie Rolfe and Jessop, Joanne (2018) “Housing Design for People with Prader-Willi Syndrome: A Review of National and International Literature, 4th Asia Pacific Prader-Willi Syndrome Conference, Brisbane Australia, October 18-20.

Rieger, Janice, Strickfaden, Megan and Van Assche, Kristof (2018), “Assemblages of Remembering and Forgetting Disability in Museums”, 7th Annual Conference of Alter – European Society for Disability Research/Société Européenne de Recherche sur le Handicap, Lille, France, July 5-7.

Herssens, Jasmien, Strickfaden, Megan and Rieger, Janice (2018), “Drawing Out Alternative Methods for Understanding the Material Culture of Disability, 7th Annual Conference of Alter – European Society for Disability Research/Société Européenne de Recherche sur le Handicap, Lille, France, July 5-7.

Beligatamulla, Gnanaharsha, Rieger, Janice and Franz, Jill (2018), “”Towards a design thinking pedagogy with phenomenography” SIG 9 Conference, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, United Kingdom, September 16-18.

Rieger, Janice and Strickfaden, Megan (2018) “Enacting Assemblages of Care and Access in Museums”, CAA 106th Annual Conference, College Arts Association, Los Angeles, USA, February 21-24.

Rieger, Janice (2017) “Doing dis/ordered Mappings: Embodied and Material Explorations of Design” Object/Subject Conference, Canberra, Australia, Nov 10-11.

Strickfaden, Megan, Herssens, Jasmien and Rieger, Janice (2017) “Mappings Spatial Movements and Memories” The Idea of Place, Space and Culture 20th Anniversary Conference, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada, May 5-7.

Rieger, Janice (2016) “Beyond Imagined users: Designing with people with differing abilities.  HERN 2016 Symposium, 29 November 2016, QUT, Brisbane, QLD.

Strickfaden, Megan and Rieger, Janice (2016) “Dis/ordered Mappings: drawing out embodied encounters for designing” ijade Conference 2016, Riverside Innovation Centre, Riverside Campus, University of Chester, Castle Drive, Chester, November 18-19, 2016.

Strickfaden, Megan and Rieger, Janice (2016) “Mapping the Representation of Disability in the Museum Environment, 5th Annual Conference of Alter – European Society for Disability Research/ Société Européenne de Recherche sur le Handicap, Stockholm, Sweden, June 30.

Rieger, Janice and Strickfaden, Megan (2016), “Representation as Multisensorial Inclusion in Museum Environments,” Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics Conference, AHFE, Florida,  USA, July 27-31.

Rieger, Janice and Strickfaden, Megan. (2016) “Moving beyond access: Translations from policy to practices in interior and architectural design.” Universal Design Conference, Sydney Town Hall, Sydney, Australia, Aug 30-31

Rieger, Janice and Strickfaden, Megan (2016) “Remembering and Forgetting: the Material Culture of Disability in Canadian National Museums,” Alberta Human Ecology and Home Economics Association (AHEA) Annual Conference, Lacombe, Canada, April 29. (Poster)

 

Type
Fellowship of a Learned Academy or Membership of AIATSIS
Reference year
2018
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Awarded as a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, UK
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International Collaboration
Reference year
2018
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Awarded EU Erasmus Grant for international research with QUT and the University of Hasselt, Belgium
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Membership of Review Panels on Prestigious Grant Applications
Reference year
2018
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Assessor/Reviewer for ARC
Type
Assessor, Examiner or Supervisor Role
Reference year
2017
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Associate Supervisor of PhD student Hui Ren in Aging & Design Studies, Department of Human Ecology, University of Alberta, Canada
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Recipient of a Nationally Competitive Research Fellowship
Reference year
2017
Details
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Fellowship Award
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2016
Details
President's Doctoral Prize of Distinction, University of Alberta
Type
Recipient of a Nationally Competitive Research Fellowship
Reference year
2016
Details
Awarded Nationally Competitive Fellowship from the Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW)
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2015
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Queen Elizabeth II Doctoral Award