Researcher biography

Dr Cathy Keys is a Research Fellow - Indigenous Design Place. She completed her doctoral studies in the Aboriginal Environments Research Centre in 1999. Her doctoral thesis 'The Architectural Implications of Warlpiri jilimi' was concerned with the People Environment relations of Aboriginal women living in Central Australia. She is committed to exploring the social and cultural properties of architectural space. Cathy has taught in Aboriginal Environments and architecture subjects in the School of Architecture, The University of Queensland and she also led the development of a new elective on Aboriginal Architecture. performed architectural consultancies in Central Australian Aboriginal communities and worked extensively in the government sector. Cathy is an accomplished ceramic artist with a track record of solo and group exhibitions.

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