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Dr Laini Burton is Senior Lecturer at the Queensland College of Art, Griffith University where she is the Convenor of Higher Degree Research Programs. Her research interests centre on body politics, bio-art and design, contemporary art practise and criticism, fashion theory, performance and body/spatial relations. In particular, her focus lies in the historical dimension and contemporary applications of new technologies in art and design, including areas such as embodiment and technology, and the shaping of identities and everyday life by through creative practices. Laini's research activities reflect an ongoing desire for broad involvement in industries centred on art and design dialogues. Local, national and international connections in both academic and professional contexts are sought to extend her scholarship to the broader community in a range of platforms. She regularly participates in international and national conferences, acts as Panel Chair and panellist, peer reviews books and articles, performs public lectures, curates exhibitions, writes catalogue essays, assesses external PhD, Masters and Honours examinations, and publishes on identified research topics. As HDR Convenor she maintains the standard of excellence established in the support and development of HDR Candidates and Supervisors. At postgraduate level, Laini supervises PhD, DVA and Masters research candidates whose areas of investigation align with her research expertise. Prior to her current role, she was Program Director of Honours Degrees in Design, Fine Art, Photography and Digital Media. She has also been Head of Studio Art, and has developed curriculum and taught and/or convened 1st, 2nd and 3rd-year tertiary courses across art and design. Additionally, Laini designed and delivered the Fashion Major at the Gold Coast Griffith University campus, managing the program from 2013-2016.
- Doctor Of Visual ArtsGRIFFITH UNIVERSITY2002 - 2006
- BVA Hons Bachelor of Visual Arts (Honours)Griffith University2001 - 2001