Welcoming Honorary Principal Fellow and Associate Professor Robert Nelson

Associate Professor and Honorary Principal Fellow Robert Nelson will be providing master classes and 1-on-1 mentoring for RHD students in how to prepare their research work as publications. The master classes will be called Writing for the Communicative Cities. RHD students are encouraged to apply.

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Associate Professor Robert Nelson is an art critic and theorist. He is the author seven books on art, design and architecture, learning and teaching and sustainability, as well as many articles and book chapters. He has been Associate Dean and Head of Department of Theory in Art Design and Architecture at Monash University, and also Associate Director Student Learning Experience. Robert has written over 1,000 newspaper reviews as art critic for The Age in Melbourne. His scholarly research incorporates philological methods to connect the aesthetic and the moral across many cultural forms. Robert was also a scene painter for the photographic artist Polixeni Papapetrou.

Robert is keen to contribute to our research graduate culture in a direct way through master classes and 1-on-1 mentoring. Robert’s role as mentor in the Writing for the Communicative Cities program follows from his enduring interest in the accessibility of academic writing. He is keen to help recent graduates and ECRs convert their dissertation for publication through scholarly presses and also, if possible, more general public channels of engagement.

For more information about the master classes and 1-on-1 mentoring, please contact Professor Nikos Papastergiadis.