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Associate Professor Elizabeth Grant, CF is an transdisciplinary academic (architecture, anthropology, criminology) with a distinguished record in the field of Indigenous architecture with specialist interests in the design of institutional environments and reform for Indigenous peoples. Professor Grant is an Associate Professor of Architecture and Urban Design at RMIT University and holds an adjunct Associate Professorship at the University of Queensland and an adjunct Professorship at the University of Canberra.

A/Professor Grant is an elected member of Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS), a member of the International Association for People-Environment Studies (IAPS), the Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA), the Architectural Humanities Research Association (AHRA), the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association (NAISA), the Australian New Zealand Society of Criminology (ANZSOC), the Australia and New Zealand Chapter of the Association of Critical Heritage Studies and the International Corrections and Prisons Association (ICPA).

A/Professor Grant is a Churchill Fellow, has published four books and over 70 papers and serves as a peer reviewer and referee for more than 10 international journals. She is the lead editor of the International Handbook of Contemporary Indigenous Architecture (Springer 2018). In 2015, she was honoured with the International Prison and Correctional Association (ICPA) Excellence in Research Award for her work in this area. In 2017 she was invited to submit to three Government inquiries and appointed as an expert witness and participant for closed forums as part of the Royal Commission into the Protection and Detention of Children in the Northern Territory. In 2018 she has appeared before Ministerial and Senate inquiries into the housing needs of Indigenous peoples living with a disability.

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Prisons Engineering & Materials Science
Freight transportation Engineering & Materials Science
housing Social Sciences
social development Social Sciences
mental illness Social Sciences
Canada Social Sciences
parliament Social Sciences
insurance Social Sciences

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Research Output 2001 2019

Recent work in rural and remote Australia: Iredale, Hook and Pederson

Grant, CF, E., 1 Mar 2019, Architecture Australia, 108, 1, p. 64-68 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to Newspaper/Magazine/BulletinArticle

Open Access
4 Citations (Scopus)

Affirming and Reaffirming Indigenous Presence: Contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community, Public and Institutional Architecture in Australia: Contemporary aboriginal and torres strait islander community, public and institutional architecture in Australia

GRANT, E. & Greenop, K., 26 Jun 2018, The Handbook of Contemporary Indigenous Architecture. Grant, E., Greenop, K., Refiti, A. & Glenn, D. (eds.). Singapore: Springer, Vol. 1. p. 57-105 49 p. (The Handbook of Contemporary Indigenous Architecture).

Research output: A Conference proceeding or a Chapter in BookChapter

The forced imposition of architecture: Prison design for Indigenous peoples in the United States of America and Canada

GRANT, E., 1 Aug 2018, The Handbook of Contemporary Indigenous Architecture. Grant, E., Greenop, K., Refiti, A. & Glenn, D. (eds.). 1 ed. Singapore: Springer, p. 869-894 25 p.

Research output: A Conference proceeding or a Chapter in BookChapter

correctional institution
planning process

The Handbook of Contemporary Indigenous Architecture

GRANT, E. (ed.), Greenop, K. (ed.), Albert, R. (ed.) & Daniel, G. (ed.), 1 Aug 2018, 1 ed. Singapore: Springer. 1001 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

cultural identity
New Zealand