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Ken Doust

BEng(Hons)(NSWIT), GradDipEng(UOW), MEng(UNSW), PhD(UNSW)

Adjunct Senior Lecturer

Faculty of Science and Engineering

02 6626 9716
[email protected]
Room A2.09, A Block, Lismore
Ken Doust


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Ken was the Course Coordinator for Engineering Management at SCU between 2016 and 2021. Ken also has a broad knowledge of the transport industry with a long-term corporate knowledge of the NSW portfolio of railway infrastructure, spanning 40 years within engineering, maintenance, asset management and regional infrastructure planning, including strategic planning roles within City Rail and in the private sector.


Ken is passionate about sustainability, and how to achieve it through holistic approaches such as systems thinking and knowledge sharing. Interests include the re-engineering of existing infrastructure, the aim being to leverage its value by applying leading technologies to suit emerging industries and rejuvenate communities & their local economies.

Community engagement

Ken has through his career been active in connecting with communities both in the Northern Rivers and the Sydney and South Coast areas of NSW. Most recently assisting the Northern Rivers Producers and Manufacturers in shaping a supply chain strategy and in 2017 overseeing a two day workshop on climate change response initiatives.


Currently Principal Supervisor for a Master by Research student.


A key part of Ken's interest is to contribute to the wider education of up and coming graduates and graduates already in the workforce. In particular, to help empower them with emerging methodologies and tools to face the challenges to shift our communities toward more sustainable futures.


Member of Engineers Australia, Director of Windana Research Pty Ltd, a Director of the Urban Climate Change Research Network Australia Oceania Hub and a senior visiting fellow at the UNSW Research Centre for Integrated Transport Innovation (rCITI).

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