Katie Phillips

Location:    Melbourne, Australia

E-mail:         redefiningobesity@gmail.com


Katie Phillips

Professional info

Katie is strongly influenced by the effect of art on social change.  She is currently working as a design consultant on a project basis through her company, ARCHE Design.  Her goal is to design ways to bridge the gap between what is and what could be.


Redefining Obesity

2012 - present

Redefining Obesity was created to challenge the calorie-in/calorie-out paradigm of obesity in the interest of building a stronger foundation for addressing and researching obesity.  It is currently a four-part project including: social media presence (Twitter and Blog), website (redefiningobesity.com), mental health App development (working title ACT Now), and ongoing Literature/Program Review.

2010 - present

Knowledge Exchange Program (Onemda)

2013 - present

This project consisted of the design and implementation of a Knowledge Exchange Program for Onemda (an Indigenous Health organization based at Melbourne University's School for Population and Global Health).  The program was developed to incorporate principles of Knowledge Exchange into front-end research proposals in order to ensure ongoing alignment with Onemda values of community engagement.

2010 - present

The Canvas as a Common Ground: Communication through Contemporary Indigenous Art in Australia

2005 - 2007

This Honours Thesis was completed and published through New College of Florida in 2007.  The work followed three paintings from their inception to current placement.  The journeys were used to illustrate a wide range of social, political, and ecological issues Indigenous Australians have faced since colonisation.


Swinburne University of Technology
Masters of Design (Anthropology)

2012 - present

New College of Florida
Bachelor of the Arts (Honours) Cultural Anthropology/Fine Arts

2003 - 2007

University of Melbourne
SIT (School for International Training)
Identity and Public Policy in a Multi-Cultural Society
2006 - 2007