DR Megan McPherson

DR Megan McPherson


  • Art practice (Creative practice research)
  • Educational research (Studio Pedagogies)
  • Learning and Teaching (Academic development)
  • Social Media research (Academic use)



  • Megan McPherson is a practicing artist and educational researcher and has taught in the university art studio for over 20 years. Megan's PhD thesis is an interdisciplinary research study of the role of the crit in studio pedagogies. She is interested in emerging research design and methodologies, feminist critical theory and professional practice in the fine arts and education. Her research work in the university has included a number of studies that have investigated peer learning and peer assessment in the creative industries, elearning approaches in the university studio, and professional development for teaching in new generation learning spaces. Megan is currently working on a number of research projects that are investigating academic and artist identities and practices through and with artifacts and texts.   


Member of

  • AAANZ. Member 2018 -
  • AARE. Member 2016 -
  • NAVA. Member 2012 -


Selected publications


Education and training

  • PhD, Monash University 2018
  • GCALL, University of Melbourne 2016
  • AD EDIM, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology 2002
  • MA, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology 1997
  • BA Hons (FA), Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology 1990
  • BA (FA), Prahran College of Advanced Education 1988



Available for supervision

  • Y

Supervision Statement

  • Contemporary art practice, creative practice education, practice-based, feminist and queer methodologies.