Megan McPherson is a practicing artist, educational researcher and has taught in the university art studio for 15 years. Megan is a PhD scholar in the Faculty of Education, Monash University where she is conducting 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 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 identities and practices through and with artifacts and texts.