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Oya Demirbilek

Associate Professor / Associate Dean of Education - Faculty Leadership, Associate Dean of Education ADE Unit, UG Teaching Staff, Industrial Design, Design Research Collaboration

PhD IntArch & EnvDesign (Bilkent), PhD ProdDes (Marmara), MBldgSc (METU), GradCert in L&T (UNSW), BIndDes (METU)


Phone +61 2 9385 4742

Fax +61 2 9385 5613

Email o.demirbilek@unsw.edu.au


Room 2045

Building Level 2, West Wing Red Centre Building

Campus Kensington


Associate Professor Oya Demirbilek is passionate about the ways industrial design can enhance life for everyone, and in particular for an ageing population. She loves to teach about design research methods, universal design and empathy.

Oya is currently the Associate Dean Education at the Built Environment, and Associate Professor in the Industrial Design Program at UNSW. Prior to this, Oya held other positions at UNSW. She was Program Head for Industrial Design (2006-09), Senior Lecturer - Industrial Design Program (2003-09), and Postgraduate Program Director for the MID and MSc(IDES) Postgraduate Programs (2002-05). Prior to this she was a Lecturer within the Department of Industrial Design (2000-02).

Prior to joining UNSW, Oya was an Assistant Professor at the Middle East Technical University (METU), Turkey, where she previously held a Lecturer position (1997-99), and a Research Assistant position (1990-97). Oya also held an Instructor position with the Department of Product Design, at the Art Center College of Design (Europe), La Tour-de-Peilz, Switzerland (1989-90).

Oya brings many years of teaching, research and freelance design work to her current role.