Researcher biography

Dr Kelly Greenop is a senior lecturer within the School of Architecture and is affiliated with both the Architecture Criticism Theory History (ATCH) and Aboriginal Environments Research Centres (AERC) within the School. Her research has focused on work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in urban Brisbane, using ethnographic techniques to document the place experiences and attachment, and the importance of architecture, place, family and country for urban Indigenous people. She also conducts research into the intercultural place heritage of the Brisbane region, and the urban cultural history of Brisbane's suburbs.

Kelly's latest research is in Digital Cultural Heritage, utilising 3D laser scanning of heritage environments and buildings in South East Queensland. She has been working with researchers from ATCH, School of Architecture, CSIRO and site managers at Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service to scan and archive fragile, remote and at risk sites, and research the use of scanning in architectural heritage practice.

With colleagues from AERC she has also conducted research into Aboriginal housing, particularly with respect to crowding and homelessness. Kelly's research has been supported by grants from the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS), the Queensland Government, the Australian Federal Government and the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI).


Queensland Premier's Sustainability Awards for Heritage: 'Highly Commended' for Moreton Bay Digital Cultural Heritage Projects, 2014

Best Paper, Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand Conference, 2013


Affilliate Member, Australian Institute of Architects

Member, International Association for People Environment Studies (IAPS)

Member, Society of Architectural Historians (US)

Member, Society of Architectural Historians Australia New Zealand (SAHANZ)

Member, Architectural Humanities Research Association (AHRA)

Member, Association of Critical Heritage Studies Member (Appointed), Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies

Areas of research