A/Prof Clare Newton

Associate Professor in Learning Environments


Clare Newton is an architect and Doctor of Education. She is an Associate Professor in Learning Environments and was a founding member of the Learning Environments Applied Research Network (LEaRN). Clare was first-named Chief Investigator on two Australian Research Council LInkage Projects, Smart Green Schools and Future Proofing SchoolsFuture Proofing Schools included partners from six education departments around Australia which facilitated  the establishment of PrefabAUS, Australia's first peak body for prefabrication. Clare is Chair of the Hallmark Ageing Research Initiative (HARI) and teaches Design for Ageing within the Masters of Ageing. Clare has led or participated on fourteen additional multidisciplinary research grants and is currently a Chief Investigator on a four-year $2M Linkage Project, Innovative Learning Spaces and Teacher Change (ILETC). Clare has won ten competitive Learning and Teaching grants. She has undertaken leadership roles as Chair of the Accreditation Panel for the Commonwealth Association of Architects (CAA), elected Council Member for the Australian Institute of Architects (AIA) and is currently a Board Member for the Architects Registration Board of Victoria (ARBV). She has been a Competition Advisor for the AIA and member of many award juries and selection panels. She received the Victorian NAWIC Award of Excellence for Innovation in Construction and is a winner of AIA Sisalation Prize.

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Healthy Communities and Infrastructure Practice and Construction Innovation

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