Professor Margot Brereton

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Faculty of Science,
School of Computer Science

Personal details


Professor Eng. & Interaction Design
Faculty of Science,
School of Computer Science


Human-Computer Interaction, Participatory Design, Social Computing, Tangible Interaction, Theories And Methods Of Design, Ubiquitous Computing, Understanding socio-technical systems, Design of socio-technical systems


Information Systems, Design Practice and Management, Distributed Computing

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


  • PhD (Mechanical Engineering Design) (Stanford University)
  • Masters (Technology Policy) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
  • BSc.Eng (Hons) (Bristol University)

Professional memberships and associations

Member of the Association of Computer Machinery (ACM)


I team teach in the following units:

Previously I have taught:

  • Engineering Honours Thesis
  • Advanced Engineering Design and Professional Practice
  • Interaction Design
  • Visual Thinking
  • Design Studio
  • Advanced / Human-Computer Interaction
  • Power Transfer Systems
  • Mechanical Design
  • Manufacturing


Selected publications

QUT ePrints

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Research projects


Current supervisions

  • Engaging Citizen Scientists in Ecological Acoustics Through Participatory Design
    PhD, Associate Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Professor Paul Roe
  • Exploring and Co-designing Emerging Technologies to Enhance the Reading Experience of Namibian Children while Preserving Indigenous Stories
    PhD, Principal Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Dr Alessandro Soro
  • Exploring the practice, knowledge and contingency of Augmented Participation
    PhD, Mentoring Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Dr Alessandro Soro, Associate Professor Ross Brown, Professor Kevin Desouza
  • Co-designing engaging multimodal technologies with people with intellectual disability and their support networks
    PhD, Associate Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Associate Professor Laurianne Sitbon