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Samantha Donnelly

PhD candidate, XYX Lab, Monash Uni and Lecturer, School of Architecture, UTS, Monash University

Samantha is a PhD Candidate in the XYX Lab at Monash University, researching the benefits of tailored design for women's refuges in NSW and quality affordable housing for older women in Australia. She lectures at the University of Technology Sydney in the School of Architecture, and collaborates with the UTS Design Innovation Research Centre to explore the future potential of safe spaces for women and children leaving domestic violence.


  • –present
    Scholarly Teaching Fellow, University of Technology Sydney


  • 1994 
    University of Adelaide, Bachelor of Architecture