Lisa Chandler is an educator, writer and curator and is Adjunct Associate Professor in Creative Industries at the University of the Sunshine Coast (USC). She was foundation director of the USC Gallery and has curated numerous exhibitions including co-curating the award-winning East Coast Encounter: re-imagining 1770. She has published widely on art, curatorship and visual culture and was the recipient of a curatorial research fellowship at the National Library of Australia. She is a Senior Fellow, Higher Education Academy and has received university and national teaching awards. In 2009 she was awarded the Sunshine Coast Regional Council Australia Day Creative Award for services to regional creative industries.