Prof. Andrea Siodmok OBE

Dean, School of Design
RMIT University


Andrea Siodmok is Dean of the School of Design at RMIT and a governor of the Glasgow School of Art. Formerly Chief Design Officer at the Design Council she was part of a small team of design strategists that developed the ‘Double Diamond’ design methodology.  

Since then, her design practice has spanned policy, technology, economics and futures. An internationally renowned expert in policy design, she founded the UK Government’s first Policy Lab supporting over 100 policies working under three Prime Ministers. 

Andrea has judged international design prizes and given design keynotes across five continents. Prior to moving to Australia she was Chief Impact Officer at the Royal Society of Arts, where she was also a recipient of the Bicentenary Medal for Policy Design. An industrial designer by training, she has been recognised as ‘one of the UK’s foremost design thinkers’ and ‘one of the world’s most influential public sector innovators’.