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Research Assistant
Aug - Nov 2022

Long-COVID Patient Journey, RMIT School of Health & Biomedical Sciences

☞ Qualitative Methods & Analysis: Conducting participant interviews, collating and analysing long-study data to develop health journey and experience maps.
☞ Co-design Research: Co-ordinating and conducting sessions with long-COVID patients to co-design health journey maps using their data points.
☞ Interdisciplinary Collaboration:
Supporting researcher from Allied Health, Applied Science, Customer experience and marketing.

The Long-COVID Patient Journey Study is an interdisciplinary team of allied health, applied science and customer experience experts gathering information about this emerging condition to inform the design of programs to support their return to health.

Research Assistant
Sept 2021 - Nov 2022

Safeness by Design, RMIT School of Design

☞ (2022) Future of Work: Literature review, coordination of WorkSafe student studio and report.
☞ (2021) Enabling an Ageing Workforce:
Literature review and development of WorkSafe report.

Safeness by Design ︎, an initiative emerging from RMIT University’s School of Design, aims to enhance health, wellbeing, and social values by using design to achieve actual and evident safeness across various environments and contexts.

Research Assistant
Aug 2020 - August 2022

Shaping Connections, RMIT School of Economics, Finance & Marketing

☞ Qualitative Methods & Analysis: Conducted remote interviews and workshops for thematic analysis.
☞ Logistics & Accessibility: Coordinated with participants, producing all materials to ACCAN standards.
☞ Interdisciplinary Collaboration: Engaged with professionals and specialists towards achieving goals.

Shaping Connections ︎ research program brings together academics and stakeholders with a variety of expertise and seeks insights on connectedness and technology use among older Australians to better understand and enhance social inclusion and participation.

Sessional Lecturer

Industrial Design, RMIT School of Design

☞ Teaching Fundamentals: Organised class material, taught weekly tutorials, and assessed students’ work.
☞ Design Studies Course:
Developing the context and stucture for the Materials of Ageing course.

The Materials of Ageing Course: This course explores how older people continue to be unsupported and misrepresented by the products and services meant to support later life. With the technification of later life, we seek to engage with older people to understand their concerns around being left behind and develop responsive design initiatives.

Industrial & Graphic Designer
May 2019 - Feb 2020

MWT Retail Solutions

☞ Design & Development: Consistent high-quality design for manufacturing solutions for clients.
☞ Managing Production Process: Coordinating projects, budget & timeframes across the business.

MWT Retail Solutions ︎ is a versatile leader in the industry of acrylic plastic fabrication, displays, point of sale & signage. One of the most reliable, responsive and versatile companies in Melbourne with supporting a wide range of industries including Retail, Hospitality and Construction.

I acknowledge the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nations on whose unceded lands I conduct my work. I respectfully acknowledge their Ancestors and Elders, past, present and emerging.

©2022 Jacob Sheahan