Dr Stefan Schutt

Contact details

Phone: +61 3 9689 7310

PhD Animation & Interactive Media, RMIT University, Adv Dip Prof Writing & Editing RMIT, BA, Eng Lang & Lit Adel Uni, Cert Eng Lang Teaching to Adults RSA/Cambridge Uni, Cert IV Workplace Trng & Ass Vic Uni, Dip Voc Ed & Trng Vic Uni

Senior Educator Research & Learning, Work-based Education Research Centre

Stefan is an award-winning researcher and educator whose specialty is new technology and young people, as well as narrative and the Internet.

Stefan runs a range of virtual world, mobile phone and web technology projects for VU. He is the co-founder of a technology club pilot for young people with Aspergers Syndrome, and chief investigator for VU's involvement in an Inspire Foundation-led Cooperative Research Centre in young people, technology and wellbeing.

Stefan has published internationally and was on the Committee for the 2011 AVETRA Conference and the 2008 Margins to Mainstream World Mental Health Conference.

Previously, Stefan ran the VicHealth-funded Avatar and Connected Lives projects, which researched the use of technology by disadvantaged young people. Both these projects received national awards in 2009 and 2010. He also undertook commissioned research for the Victorian Government and was founder of the Hybrid project, a technology innovation initiative that received four 2006 Vice Chancellor’s Awards.

Prior to working at VU, Stefan established and ran Australia’s first Computer Clubhouse, an international skills initiative for disadvantaged young people.

His PhD at RMIT's Centre for Animation and Interactive Media focused on a web-based system for the publishing and sharing of personal life stories.

Stefan's background is in multimedia teaching, project development and the Internet industry, and prior to that in music and professional writing.

Page last updated: Thursday 19 May 2011