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Dr Vaughan Dai Rees is the Associate Dean - International, in the Faculty of Art & Design. He is a practicing artist and, an art and design educator. His research focuses on Visual Autobiography as both an artistic outcome and as a research methodology. The dominant medium of his art practice is drawing and recently he has been exploring the notion of place, travel, personal consumption and global transformation. Dr Rees has exhibited in Australia, Canada, China, Singapore and the United States of America. He co-authored the successful book series Artifacts published by McrGraw-Hill and was awarded an Australian Book Publishers' Award for the first book in the series. In 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 he co-editored and wrote chapters in two books on pedagogy and the visual arts for Common Ground Publishers. For many years Dr Rees has championed professional internships for young designers and was given a national award (Carrick Institute) for his "...outstanding contributions to student learning".