Dr Hannah Robertson combines a socially driven and contextually responsive design approach with policy experience to work with remote communities. She has worked on building and design projects with Indigenous communities in Cape York and Arnhem Land, Australia. Her master's thesis 'Bush Owner Builder' involved collaborative self-building on homelands surrounding Hope Vale, Cape York and was awarded the Royal Institute of British Architect's President's Dissertation Medal and a commendation in the Architecture Institute of Australia's Colourbond Steel Biennale. Hannah was awarded her PhD in architecture in 2018. Her study is based in remote Northeast Arnhem Land and investigates how a territorial and regional resource based approach to building can contribute to the development of local industry and the enhanced satisfaction of human needs. As Innovation Fellow at Monash University's Art, Design & Architecture Faculty she continues to research and teach in these pursuits.