Dr Lindy Osborne Burton

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PhD (Queensland University of Technology), Postgraduate Diploma in Architecture (University of Natal)

Originally educated in South Africa, Lindy moved to Australia in 1996 where she commenced working as an Architect, at Cox Rayner Architects in Brisbane. During her twelve years of practice, and working as a Queensland Registered Architect since 2000, she received 14 professional awards in addition to her work being recognised in multiple printed media.  Following one year of sessional part-time teaching at QUT, Lindy decided to pursue a full-time academic career, in 2008.  Now a Senior Lecturer in Architecture at QUT, Lindy has taught in all areas and all years of the course, but specialises in Design, Professional Practice and Technology.  She was awarded a Vice Chancellor’s Performance Award for Teaching Excellence, at the end of her first year as a full-time academic and an Australian Government Office of Learning and Teaching Citation, in 2012.  Lindy’s research interests centre around innovative Architectural Education and the Design of Future Learning Environments, and she is in the process of completing her PhD in this field. Lindy is a member of the Design Learning Collective at QUT, a group of academics who are seeking to develop a research profile around Design and Architecture Education, and she is also currently seconded to QUT’s Chancellory as a Transformation Fellow, where she is working in a team to help transform future post-graduate level online education.

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Appointment to State/National/International Reference Group or Government Committees
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Registered as an Architect with the Board of Architects of Queensland [Registration Number 3368]
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
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QUT Vice-Chancellor's Performance Award "Outstanding effort in planning and lecture preparation resulting in exceptional LEX results" $5,000
Design and architecture practice research: contemporary PhD (DAP_r)
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CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
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Practice Based Research;Embedded Industry Research;Studio Pedagogy;Design;Architecture;PhD Training;Higher degree;SME;Small to Medium Enterprise