Dr David Challis

Postdoctoral researcher and sessional tutor, University of Melbourne

Dr David Challis is a postdoctoral researcher and sessional tutor in the Art History program at the School of Culture and Communication at the University of Melbourne. His PhD thesis examined the socio-economic context and art historical consequences of the large-scale translocation of French modernist art in the first half of the twentieth century. He was the recipient of the Art History program’s Dwight Final Assessment Prize (Fine Arts) for academic merit 2014, the Australian Post-Graduate Award 2015 and the Australian Centre PhD Top-Up Scholarship for academic merit 2015. David returned to full time study at Melbourne University in 2013 after a successful twenty-five-year career in the Financial Markets Industry based in Australia and London.

Experience

  • 2013–present
    Postdoctoral researcher and sessional tutor, University of Melbourne

Education

  • 2019 
    PhD - Art History, University of Melbourne

Publications

  • 2018
    Journal for Art Market Studies, Rodin's sculpture in Japan and the Economics of translocation https://www.fokum-jams.org/index.php/jams/article/view/21