School of Architecture and Built Environment
Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences
Dr Susan Shannon is an Architect and University Teacher, with a particular professional interest in evaluation of student learning outcomes and graduate hiring. For 25 years prior to joining the University in 2000, she practised architecture for major Australian and South Australian firms, and in her own practice. Her research focus is on women in architecture, broadening the scope to include the factors pertaining to the non-registration of women as architects.
Following her retirement in September 2014, Dr Shannon continues her engagement with the University of Adelaide through postgraduate supervision and coordination of an offshore studio in the School of Architecture and Built Environment.
Dr Susan Shannon is an Architect and was for 15 years a University Teacher, with a particular professional interest in evaluation of student learning outcomes.
Dr Shannon's research also focuses upon the use of blended learning in teaching the techtonics of design and generally how built environment design students learn best, including the challenges for first year students. Using mixed method research, and advanced evaluation skills, Dr Shannon has evaluated studio learning particularly the teaching of techtonics of design to first - third year design and architectural engineering students. She is interested in the contribution of blended learning environments to students' learning outcomes, and with that the contribution of digital and online assessment and evaluation for students in these areas.
In 2012, Dr Shannon's research focused upon the role of Architectural Registration. Her research focus was on women in architecture, broadening the scope to include the factors pertaining to women’s advancement in and withdrawal from the profession as well as registration as an architect. The research involved comparing Australian registration data with that from other countries with relevant registration procedures.
In 2013-2014 Dr Shannon persisted with her research into Factors in Non-Registration of Women as Architects, through making further research into men's patterns of registration. She has supervised Yishu Zeng,and Jenna Holder in Adelaide Summer Research Scholarships during summers of 2012-2013-2014 to develop a data-base of B Arch and M Arch graduates from both South Australian Universities and their registration status; as well as the numbers of South Australian graduates from both universities compared with registration data.This research is published in Creative Education 5 (16) (September 2014).
Report for External Bodies
Year Citation 2014 Shannon, S. J., & McEvoy, K. (2014). Developing a Culture of Peer Review of Teaching through a Distributive Leadership Approach. 2003 Shannon, S., & Doube, L. (2003). Factors influencing the adoption and use of web-supported teaching by academic staff at the University of Adelaide. University of Adelaide. 2003 Shannon, S., & Doube, L. (2003). Factors influencing the adoption and use of web-supported teaching by academic staff at the University of Adelaide: Executive summary. University of Adelaide.
Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)
Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name 2007 - 2010 Co-Supervisor Innovation and Difference: city planning in Adelaide from 1972 until 1993 within the historical framework of the politics of City/State relations from 1836 Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Michael Llewellyn-Smith 2007 - 2009 Principal Supervisor Social Housing for Culturally Diverse Groups: A Users' and Providers' Perspective Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Michael David Findlay 2002 - 2006 Co-Supervisor Reframing the Dynamics: A Case Study of the Interaction between Architectural Computing and Relationship-Based Procurement at the National Museum of Australia Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr John Swift
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