About: Shane is the Dean of Monash Art Design & Architecture. Shane Murray is an authority in the discipline of architectural design and has published and lectured extensively in this subject. He has a track record of strategic leadership and management within the university context. Shane has held several key leadership positions including Director of Architecture RMIT and Director of the Urban Architecture Laboratory RMIT. His research interests include architectural design and contemporary housing. He is a recipient of research funding from both industry and government including the Australian Research Council and continues to conduct research into contemporary housing issues.In 2001 Shane Murray was elevated to Fellow of the Royal Australian Institute of Architects in recognition of his services to architecture and he regularly chairs and participates in RAIA award juries and committees. In 1999 he was Artistic Director of the architectural component of the inaugural Melbourne Biennale. In 2006 Shane Murray was Co Artistic Director of the Australian Pavilion exhibition Micro Macro City for the 2006 Venice Architecture Biennale. In November 2007 Shane was appointed Foundation Professor of Architecture and inaugural Head of Department for the new architecture program in the Faculty of Art & Design at Monash University.