Dr Kelly Greenop

Senior Lecturer in Architecture

School of Architecture
Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology
k.greenop1@uq.edu.au
+61 7 336 53845
0412807184

Overview

Dr Kelly Greenop is a senior lecturer within the School of Architecture and is affiliated with both the Architecture Criticism Theory History (ATCH) and Aboriginal Environments Research Centres (AERC) within the School. Her research has focused on work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in urban Brisbane, using ethnographic techniques to document the place experiences and attachment, and the importance of architecture, place, family and country for urban Indigenous people. She also conducts research into the intercultural place heritage of the Brisbane region, and the urban cultural history of Brisbane’s suburbs.

Kelly's latest research is in Digital Cultural Heritage, utilising 3D laser scanning of heritage environments and buildings in South East Queensland. She has been working with researchers from ATCH, School of Architecture, CSIRO and site managers at Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service to scan and archive fragile, remote and at risk sites, and research the use of scanning in architectural heritage practice.

With colleagues from AERC she has also conducted research into Aboriginal housing, particularly with respect to crowding and homelessness. Kelly’s research has been supported by grants from the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS), the Queensland Government, the Australian Federal Government and the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI).

Awards

National Trust (Queensland) John Herbert Memorial Award (best heritage project in the state) for Agency Programs, in collaboration with Queensland Rail, 2018

National Trust (Queensland) Gold Award for Agency Programs, in collaboration with Queensland Rail, 2018

Queensland Premier’s Sustainability Awards for Heritage: ‘Highly Commended’ for Moreton Bay Digital Cultural Heritage Projects, 2014

Best Paper, Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand Conference, 2013

Memberships

Member, International Association for People Environment Studies (IAPS)

Member, Society of Architectural Historians (US)

Member, Society of Architectural Historians Australia New Zealand (SAHANZ)

Member, Architectural Humanities Research Association (AHRA)

Member, Association of Critical Heritage Studies Member (Appointed), Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies

Research Interests

  • Housing
    Focusing on cultural factors that influence housing from Indigenous cultures as well as others. I am only accepting PhD student applications from exceptional students with a background in this field.
  • Digital Cultural Heritage
    Including intercultural heritage shared by Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians and the digitisation of cultural heritage. I am only accepting PhD student applications from exceptional students with a background in this field.
  • 3D laser scanning for heritage
    Digital collection of data using 3D laser scanning techniques, chiefly to record heritage places. I am only accepting PhD student applications from exceptional students with a background in this field.
  • Place and place attachment
    Analysis of the social, cultural and urban factors that enable the creation and maintenance of place attachment in cities. I am only accepting PhD student applications from exceptional students with a background in this field.
  • Urban social and cultural histories
    Suburban analysis including Inala and Logan, in South East Queensland
  • Urban Aboriginal cultures
    Ethnographic analysis of urban Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people's cultures in contemporary Australian cities. I am only accepting PhD student applications from exceptional students with a background in this field.

Research Impacts

Kelly's research has often focused on the implications of housing policy and management for Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. This has been funded by the Federal Government and formed the basis of several policy bulletins for practitioners and policy makers.

Kelly has been invited to speak about her research at Te Whare Kura, the University of Auckland's Indigenous knowledge centre, and has collaborated with University of Auckland academics on both teaching and research to share an intercutural, international perspective.

In 2012 Kelly and Emily Juckes (UQ School of Architecture PhD student) collaborated with CSIRO to use their Zebedee 3D laser scanner to digitise a number of Queensland Parks and Wildlife managed heritage sites in Moreton Bay. This has resulted in new techniques for digitising and analysing cultural heritage sites that are large, remote or fragile, and a better understanding of cutting edge digital cultural heritage practices, potentials and challenges gained.

Qualifications

  • PhD, The University of Queensland
  • Graduate Certificate in Higher Education, The University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Architecture with Honours, The University of Queensland

Publications

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Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Master Philosophy

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Available Projects

  • Using CSIRO's Zebedee hand-held laser scanner to record cultural heritage sites in Moreton Bay, near Brisbane, this project seeks to answer questions about how digital recordings of cultural heritage sites can be used to better understand intercultural (Indigenous and settler) places, monitor heritage sites over time, and use the digital 3D point cloud data in new and insightful ways. Pilot projects on Peel Island and Fort Lytton would be expanded and the Bay as a set of places would be considered. A student with experience in architecture, 3D scanning, social archaeology and related fields would be considered and there would be a possibilty of joint supervision with CSIRO staff, expect in technical aspects of the project.

    I am only accepting PhD student applications from exceptional students with a background in this field.

  • This project would involve ethnographic study of migrant families experiences, attachment to, and identification with place. The aim would be to better understand the processes of place attachment and how significance of place is developed for migrants and their communities. Suggested case study sites and communities are Logan's Pacific Islander peoples; Inala's Vietnamese communities; Sunnybank's Chinese populations.

    I am only accepting PhD student applications from exceptional students with a background in this field.

  • This project would carefully investigate Indigenous people's use of houses in urban areas. It would involve careful discussion with household residents about how they use their houses everyday and what they value in them. It may also investigate the materials, design, orientation and energy use of the house, depending on interest of the student.

    I am only accepting PhD student applications from exceptional students with a background in this field.

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Publications

Featured Publications

Book

Book Chapter

Journal Article

Conference Publication

Edited Outputs

  • Kelly Greenop and Chris Landorf eds. (2019). Proceedings of digital cultural heritage: FUTURE VISIONS London Symposium. digital cultural heritage: FUTURE VISIONS London Symposium., London, United Kingdom, 13-15 November 2017. Brisbane, QLD Australia: Architecture Theory Criticism History Research Centre, The University of Queensland.

  • Kelly Greenop and Chris Landorf eds. (2018). Proceedings of digital cultural heritage: FUTURE VISIONS. digital cultural heritage: FUTURE VISIONS, State Library of Queensland, Brisbane, 19-21 April 2017. Brisbane, QLD Australia: Architecture Theory Criticism History Research Centre, School of Architecture, The University of Queensland.

Other Outputs

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Note for students: Dr Kelly Greenop is not currently available to take on new students.

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Master Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

Completed Supervision

Possible Research Projects

Note for students: The possible research projects listed on this page may not be comprehensive or up to date. Always feel free to contact the staff for more information, and also with your own research ideas.

Dr Kelly Greenop is not currently available to take on new students.

  • Using CSIRO's Zebedee hand-held laser scanner to record cultural heritage sites in Moreton Bay, near Brisbane, this project seeks to answer questions about how digital recordings of cultural heritage sites can be used to better understand intercultural (Indigenous and settler) places, monitor heritage sites over time, and use the digital 3D point cloud data in new and insightful ways. Pilot projects on Peel Island and Fort Lytton would be expanded and the Bay as a set of places would be considered. A student with experience in architecture, 3D scanning, social archaeology and related fields would be considered and there would be a possibilty of joint supervision with CSIRO staff, expect in technical aspects of the project.

    I am only accepting PhD student applications from exceptional students with a background in this field.

  • This project would involve ethnographic study of migrant families experiences, attachment to, and identification with place. The aim would be to better understand the processes of place attachment and how significance of place is developed for migrants and their communities. Suggested case study sites and communities are Logan's Pacific Islander peoples; Inala's Vietnamese communities; Sunnybank's Chinese populations.

    I am only accepting PhD student applications from exceptional students with a background in this field.

  • This project would carefully investigate Indigenous people's use of houses in urban areas. It would involve careful discussion with household residents about how they use their houses everyday and what they value in them. It may also investigate the materials, design, orientation and energy use of the house, depending on interest of the student.

    I am only accepting PhD student applications from exceptional students with a background in this field.

  • This project would involve archival work to map, record and create a database of Brisbane's Aboriginal places from the colonial period, and fieldwork to examine and record the current state of any of these places. This could involve work with other advisors from outside architecture to engage with mapping technologies.

    I am only accepting PhD student applications from exceptional students with a background in this field.