The ATCH research centre congratulates recent ATCH PhD graduate Dr Gill Matthewson, who has been been awarded the Dean’s Award for Outstanding Research Higher Degree Theses. This significant honour recognises less than 10% of RHD graduates and is based on commendations by their independent thesis examiners. Her dissertation, 'Dimensions of Gender: Women’s Careers in the Australian Architecture Profession’ conferred in 2015, involved ethnographic research into a number of Australian architectural practices to study the careers of women and men in architecture. This research has far-reaching implications for the architecture industry in Australia.
Following her PhD, Gill has been appointed to the architecture school of Monash university, where she will continue her research into the effects of gender in architecture, as well as teaching. Gill is also co-editor of Parlour, the discussion and information website on equity and architecture, which has an international reach beyond Australia.
Before completing her PhD at UQ, Gill practised as an architect for over twelve years in Britain and New Zealand, and taught on and ran the design degree program at the Wellington Institute of Technology.
ATCH wishes Gill luck in her bright future.