Dr Russell Kennedy
Russell Kennedy (PhD. FRSA. FIDA) is a Senior Lecturer and Course Director of Visual Communication Design at Deakin University. Kennedy’s research is in the area of cultural representation focusing on the relationship of Indigenous visual culture to national Identity. Kennedy’s PhD thesis is titled Designing with Indigenous Knowledge: Policy and protocols for respectful and authentic cross-cultural representation in communication design practice. Kennedy is a Fellow of both the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufacture and Commerce (RSA) and the Design Institute of Australia (DIA). He was President of the International Council of Design Ico-D (2009-2011) and a board member (2003 -2013). Kennedy was a Regional Ambassador to INDEX: 'Design to Improve life', the Danish Government’s International Award program (2007-2013).