ELIZABETH MARY GRIERSON — EDUCATOR
Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand http://www.vulcanchambers.co.nz/
Australian Lawyer (Vic)
Emeritus Professor RMIT University Melbourne Australia
Lawyer Editors’ Collective Council (EPAT Journal)
EDUCATION – LAW – ART
- Doctor of Philosophy (Education, Auckland)
- Juris Doctor with Distinction (RMIT University)
- MA 1st Cl Hons (Art History Auckland)
- Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice (College of Law Victoria)
- BA (English Literature Auckland)
- Diploma of Teaching (Auckland)
- LSB Licentiate Diploma (NZ Speech Board Wellington)
- ATCL Associate Diploma Trinity College London (University of London)
Life Fellow of Royal Society of Arts for encouragement of Arts, Manufacturers & Commerce (UK)
- Significant reputation for academic management, scholarship and research, publications and conferences.
- World Councillor of InSEA International Society of Education through Art (2006-12 two terms);
- Represent NZ, Australia & Pacific region at World Creativity Summits, Taipei Taiwan and Newcastle UK;
- Appointed Head of School of Art, RMIT University, Melbourne Victoria Australia (2005-2012) Head-hunted for the position while Associate Head of School of Art & Design, AUT University.
- Appointed Adjunct Professor AUT.
- Professor RMIT; leading researcher in the Design Research Institute and Centre for Art, Society and Transformation .
- President NZ Art Educators Association, New Zealand (2001-2005, two terms);
- President Royal Society of Arts for the encouragement of Arts, Manufacturers and Commerce (NZ, 2003);
- Represent New Zealand at UNESCO meetings in Fiji for arts education in Pacific Region (2002);
- Represent New Zealand in public speaking World Finals, International Training in Communication, St Louis Missouri, USA.
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BARRISTER at VULCAN CHAMBERS BARRISTERS AT LAW, Vulcan Lane Auckland https://gressonlaw.com/
- 2016-cont. lawyer for Editors’ Collective Council http://www.editorscollective.org.nz/
- Continuing research in law and education: cyberbullying, law of evidence, fiduciary duty in employment law, contract law, criminal law, restorative justice, defamation, intellectual property and publishing laws, women in law, refugee laws.
- Active researcher in education, art and aesthetics, law and justice;
- Law research in criminal jurisdiction Interlocutory Appeals;
- Visiting Research Fellow at University of Brighton UK (1997-98);
- Active in establishing inaugural Global Studies Association at Manchester Metropolitan University UK;
- Active in establishing Design Research Institute and Global Cities Research Institute, RMIT;
- Leading researcher Design Research Institute and CAST Centre for Art Society and Transformation;
- Law and Social Justice; Criminal law, Restorative Justice, Therapeutic Jurisprudence;
- Cyber Laws;
- Legal history New Zealand and Australia;
- Philosophy of Education; Continental philosophy; Art and Aesthetics.
Current research projects:
- Transformations: art and the city (book published 2017);
- Jutland and Beyond (Battle of Jutland 31/05/1916);
- Politics of knowledge in education;
- Gresson family Judges 1856 to 1967: His Honour Justice Henry Barnes Gresson, first resident Judge of Canterbury and South Island of NZ; His Honour Justice Sir Kenneth Gresson P, first President NZ Court of Appeal; His Honour Terence A. Gresson, youngest appointed Supreme Court Judge (now High Court) in NZ; His Honour Sir John Edward Denniston, first Judge wholly educated in law in NZ.
- 42 books, book chapters;
- 48 refereed journal articles;
- 45 conference papers;
- Editor of ACCESS: Critical Perspectives on Communication Cultural & Policy Studies incorporated with EPAT Educational Philosophy and Theory, Routledge Taylor & Francis http://www.tandfonline.com/loi/rept20 http://www.tandfonline.com
- Responsible for two special issues of ACCESS Journal per year.
Philosophy of Education, Philosophy of Art and Aesthetics.
- Keen understanding of art and aesthetics both theoretically and practically;
- Ability to bring theory and practice together in viable working relationship;
- Exhibited artworks in New Zealand for over 20 years prior to academic management and law;
- Built a strong reputation for compelling lectures on art and art history at the University of Auckland Department of Continuing Education: Women in Art, Women Studies, New Zealand Art;
- Well known for advocacy of creative disciplines in education; and public speaking on art and education;
- Strong reputation in NZ, Australia and internationally for educational work in art and aesthetics.
Doctorate supervising and examining:
- Distinguished record of Doctorate & Master degree supervisions in NZ & Australia: RMIT, The University of Auckland, AUT;
- Examination of Doctorate and Masters at universities in NZ: AUT, The University of Auckland, University of Canterbury, Massey University; and Australia: Monash University, University of Melbourne, James Cook University;
- Specialises in practice-based research supervision: research of place and identity through contemporary jewellery; the body in art; urban art and the city; aesthetic knowledge and identity formations; philosophy of education focusing on Continental philosophies; art as experience John Dewey.
- Abilities in public speaking;
- Represented New Zealand internationally in public speaking;
- Winner of Debating contests and Best Speaker Award;
- Invited speaker many international conferences, symposia, events: London, Brighton, Manchester, New York, St Louis, Munich, Viceu, Lisbon, Talin Estonia, Shanghai, Seoul, Tokyo, Osaka, Taipei, Singapore, Hong Kong, Fiji, Australia, New Zealand.