Vahri is a Senior Lecturer within the School of Arts and Humanities at Edith Cowan University's South West Campus.
Dr Vahri McKenzie is a Senior Lecturer within the School of Arts and Humanities at Edith Cowan University, with teaching expertise across a number of creative arts practices including writing, contemporary visual arts and performance, where these are linked by understandings of creativity as a phenomenon that can be taught and learned, experienced and shared.
- 2019 - Academic Board, Edith Cowan University (South West Academic and Professional Staff Representative)
- 2008-2019 - Australasian Association of Writing Program (Member)
- 2016-2019 - Australasian Association for Theatre, Drama and Performance Studies (Member)
Awards and recognition
University and National Teaching Awards
- 2018 - Vice-Chancellor’s Award: Excellence for Engagement in Research, Edith Cowan University
- 2016 - Vice-Chancellor’s Award: Excellence for Engagement in Learning and Teaching, Edith Cowan University
- 2016 - Finalist, Newcastle Short Story Award
- 2015 - Highly Commended, Hadow Stuart Short Story Competition
- 2013 - Winner, South West Writers Prize
Research Areas and Interests
- Theories and practices of writing;
- Creativity; improvisation, collaboration and embodiment in creativity;
- Artistic research design and methodologies;
- Theories and practices of contemporary performing arts;
- Artistic responses to science and technology.