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Dr Kim Snepvangers is Director, Professional Experience & Engagement Projects at UNSW Sydney: Art & Design. She is also Associate Professor at the UNSW Scientia Education Academy (SEA), and Internationally is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA). As a recent UNSW Teaching Fellow and recipient of a Strategic Educational Fellowship Grant titled: New Approaches to the Development of Professional Identity through Independent Critical Reflection her research interweaves creative and professional industry contexts. Recent leadership includes the People’s Choice UNSW Presidents Award for her work as the Art & Design representative in the UNSW Women in Research Network (WIRN); South East Asia and Pacific World Councillor for International Society for Education Through Art (INSEA) and Co-Convener Arts Education Research Practice Special Interest Group (AERPSIG) within the Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE). Kim is a UNSW PhD Scientia Scholarship Supervisor with active international, national and local projects in social data visualisation and marginalisation in diverse communities. In 2018 she will exhibit her work on alongside seven Indigenous and non-Indigenous women at the Anywhere Festival in 2018 for the project, Storying ancestry and place: interrogating belonging in Australia, at the Indigenous Talking Circle Space Kuril Dhagun, at the State Library of Queensland.
In her previous role as Head, School of Art History & Art Education, Kim managed the strategic direction of art & design education and art history & theory which gained a maximum 5-star rating in ERA. As Director; Professional Experience & Engagement Project’s Kim engages innovative strategic partnerships with over 1,000 key creative industries, museums, galleries and collectives by designing innovative research teaching and learning projects and pathways to meet future/current needs of students. She has extensive management and research experience in developing transitional educative spaces between academic, creative and professional practice. Kim has a concurrent research interest in critical pedagogy, Indigenous perspectives in tertiary education, ecologies of practice, community engagement, participatory economies, interdisciplinarity and the relationships necessary to sustain critical partnerships with social/educational agencies of the artworld.
Recent HDR Completions
Margaret Blackmore (2014). PhD. Informing research: Art and design practitioner researchers engaging with information.
Nico Roenpagel (2014). PhD. The spirit of engagement: A holistic approach to art museum education.
Rose Costelloe (2013). MArtEd (Honours). Making People's stories matter: A reflective case study of a community arts project with a group of migrant women cleaners.
Meg Lomm (2012). MArtEd (Honours). A blended learning approach to interaction in visual arts education: A case study of an online learning environment.
Rebecca McMillan (2011). MArtEd (Honours). Museum access: two case studies of outreach programs that engage audiences with disabilities.
Monique Bacic (2007). MDes (Honours). The central role of the designer’s ‘appreciative system’ in socially situated design activity.