Elizabeth Shaw is an academic and Convenor of the Fine Art Program and Convenor of Jewellery and Small Objects at Queensland College of Art Griffith University. She maintains an active research portfolio while providing academic leadership for Fine Art and Jewellery and Small Objects. She holds a research Masters, her creative research is object based informed by her training as silversmith. She employs traditional crafts techniques to explore ideas of functionality, ethical practice and material culture, working with mixed media combining found objects with precious metal. She writes and exhibits regularly. Shaw chaired the 2013 JMGA Conference Participation and Exchange –valuing the participative community (Brisbane). She participated in the inaugural Haptic Interface in Hong Kong 2012. She contributed to the delivery of the Ethical Metalsmith’s Radical Jewelry Makeover in Brisbane Australia 2010 and in New Mexico USA 2011 and presented at the Academy of Arts and Creative Industries International Conference in Timor 2011.