Professor of Architecture and Urban Design, RMIT University

Professor Elizabeth Grant, CF is a leading international researcher and practitioner in the field of Indigenous architecture and placemaking.

She has published four books (including lead editing The Handbook of Contemporary Indigenous Architecture (Springer 2018)) and over 70 papers and reports.

Professor Elizabeth Grant is regularly called before national and international Royal Commissions, Ministerial and Senate inquiries and serves as an expert witness, and works with national and international firms on the design of environments for Indigenous peoples.

She is an elected member of Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS), a member of the International Association for People-Environment Studies (IAPS), the Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA), the Architectural Humanities Research Association (AHRA), the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association (NAISA), the Australian New Zealand Society of Criminology (ANZSOC), the Australia and New Zealand Chapter of the Association of Critical Heritage Studies and a member of the expert panel of the International Corrections and Prisons Association (ICPA) research group.

Professor Grant is a member of the Australian Creative Team for the 2020 Venice Architecture Biennale. The exhibition’s theme ‘How Will We Live Together?’ with a series of powerfully optimistic works that foreground agency, deep listening, Indigenous knowledge and connection to context.


  • –present
    Senior Research Fellow, University of Adelaide


Sir Winston Churchill Fellow, International Correctional and Prison Association Excellence in Research Award