Associate Professor
Janice Rieger

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Faculty of Engineering,
School of Architecture & Built Environment

Personal details


Associate Professor
Faculty of Engineering,
School of Architecture & Built Environment


inclusive design, material/visual culture, architecture & interior architecture, disability, museum & gallery studies, universal design, design education, art & architectural history, design for all, co-design


Architecture, Curatorial and Related Studies, Design Practice and Management

Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008


  • PhD (University of Alberta)
  • Master of Arts (York University)
  • Graduate Diploma in Curatorial Practice in Visual Culture (York University)
  • Graduate Certificate in Academic Practice (Queensland University of Technology)
  • Bachelor's of Interior Design (University of Manitoba)

Professional memberships and associations

Professional Memberships
  1. ALTER, European Society for Disability Research, 2014-present
  2. Canadian Disability Studies Association (CDSA), 2020-present
  3. Centre for Universal Design Australia (CUDA), 2016-present
  4. CAA, College Arts Association, USA, 2017-present
  5. EIDD-DfA, European Institute for Design and Disability, 2019-present
  6. AHFE, Scientific Advisory Committee, Design for Inclusion, Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics,  USA, 2020-present
  7. HERN, Higher Education Research Network, QUT, 2016-present
  8. IDEC, Interior Design Educators Council, 2009-2017
  9. IDEA, Interior Design/Interior Architecture Educators Association, 2015-present


Dr. Janice Rieger has taught, developed and co-ordinated 61 units, and 23 different units at 4 institutions in Canada and Australia over the past 15 years. She has completed a two year Post-secondary Teaching Practicum, a Graduate Certificate in Academic Practice (GCAP) and is a member of the Higher Education Research Network (HERN), QUT.

Janice is a registered expert with the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) with the Commonwealth of Australia. She also has an appointment to the University Curriculum Standards Committee (CSC) at QUT and is an Expert Peer Reviewer of Educational Practice (ExPREP) with QALT. Janice has completed curriculum development for several units, national certificates, accredited courses, graduate diplomas and bachelors degrees in Canada and Australia. She has experience with lecturing, studio tutorials, online learning, technology-enhanced learning (TEL), professional education and blended delivery.

Janice is a Senior Fellow of The Higher Education Academy (SFHEA) (UK) and an Associate Fellow (Indigenous) which recognises teaching and learning support in higher education as evaluated against the UK Professional Standards Framework.


  • Design Issues
  • Spatial Histories
  • Design in Society
  • Design and Sustainability
  • Universal Design
  • Interior Design 3
  • Interior Design 4
  • Design I
  • Design II
  • Design III
  • Design (Visual) Communications II
  • Construction I
  • Colour and Light
  • History of Interiors
  • History of Modern Art & Architecture I
  • History of Modern Art & Architecture 1850 -1920
  • History of Modern Art 1850 -1920
  • History of Art & Architecture, 1920 to today
  • Roads to Modernity
  • Modernity
  • Accessible Housing Design: Concepts and Art and Ideas
  • Case Studies-Field Trip to New York
  • Directed Reading Courses


Selected publications

QUT ePrints

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Research projects


Current supervisions

Completed supervisions (Masters by Research)