Researcher biography

Dr Kali Marnane is an Associate Lecturer and Postdoctoral Research Fellow at The University of Queensland's School of Architecture. She is currently leading community engagement for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Design Principles Project and teaching into the Bachelor of Architectural Design, Master of Architecture and Master of Urban Design and Development courses.

Kali employs qualitative and architectural research methods to understand and co-design spaces that reflect local place and sustain communities socially, culturally, environmentally and economically. She studies architecture with a focus on urban design, city planning, social life and culture, and holds a PhD on the significance of marginalised built environments. Her doctorate researched informal settlements in Ahmedabad, India and was undertaken at The University of Queensland under the guidance of Dr Kelly Greenop and Dr Timothy O'Rourke.

As a registered architect, Kali has experience delivering commercial, retail and mixed-use projects in Australia and educational projects in disadvantaged communities in India and Nepal. Kali's previous position was a Project Architect for The Anganwadi Project, where she delivered a preschool in the Ramapir No Tekro informal settlement in Ahmedabad, India.

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