Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Western Australia.
Graduate Diploma in Education, Other WA higher ed institution, 1985.
Graduate Diploma, Curtin University of Technology, 1984.
Bachelor of Arts, Curtin University of Technology, 1982.
Recent Research Grants
`The stubborn murmur?: The Armenian Genocide in artistic decision., Edith Cowan University, ECU Early Career Researcher Grant - 2012 (Round 1),
2012 - 2014, $24,879.
'Deep Within My Soul': Recovering Memory in Bilingual Early Alzheimer's Patients, Edith Cowan University, ECU Industry Collaboration - Grant,
2008 - 2013, $84,302.
Recent Publications (within the last five years)
Polain, M., Uhlmann, P., (2015), cloud stutter. IMPACT 9: Printmaking in the Post-Print Age: Critical and Creative Methods in the context of Contemporary Art and Society, China Academy of Art, HangZhou, China.
Polain, M., (2014), Micheline Aharonian Marcom and the hamam shoes. Westerly, Perth, W.A..
Uhlmann, P., Polain, M., Pedersen, F., (2014), Conversations with ghosts. inConversation, Spectrum Project Space.
Polain, M., (2013), The Curtain Man. antiTHESIS, Melbourne.
Polain, M., (2012), Vanessa Wallace: emerging from ground - Artist Profile. Imprint Volume 47 Number 4, Fitzroy, Victoria.
Polain, M., (2012), A calf is an animal. Westerly, Perth, Western Australia.