Dr Kathryn Grushka is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Newcastle’s School of Education, Visual Arts and Design. Kathryn is known especially for her research work in curriculum, the performative role of artmaking, imaginative becoming, refl ective practice, art/science knowing, adaptive knowledge and transformative learning. Kathryn draws significantly on research methods evolving from arts inquiry, visual methods and narrative methodologies. She sits on international and national editorial teams for art and teacher education journals. She has numerous awards, including the NSW Institute for Educational research, Doctoral Award. In 2005 she received the University of Newcastle’s prestigious University awards for Teaching Quality and Student Learning.