Amy Killen is a designer, researcher, and educator. She was the recipient of the 2022 Teaching Fellowship and coordinates units across the Collaborative and Industrial Design degrees. Her industry experience spans local and international design roles, including research with the Victorian government. Amy's PhD project, sponsored by Metro Trains Melbourne, sought to address rail vandalism using design intervention and was positioned within the Monash Mobility Design Lab. The research has been recognised by; the International Association of Public Transport (Stockholm summit), the International Design Awards, and the National Transport Research Awards, where she received the Research Rising Star Award.
Current interests lie in exploring and implementing interdisciplinary and collaborative approaches to design. Believing that design is becoming increasingly less siloed, she seeks to develop opportunities for cross-pollination between disciplines in the form of new electives, industry placements or engagement programs, and international engagement. International engagement is of particular interest, having received travel grants to attend and engage with Ideas on Design (Foshan, China), the International Institute of Technology (Mumbai, India), and Delft University (Netherlands).