Dr Kerry Thomas is an Associate Professor in the School of Education UNSW and Visiting Fellow at the College of Fine Arts UNSW. Her research focuses on the study of creative practice as a form of social reasoning and as a function of misrecognition in teacher-student exchanges. This year she lectures in the areas of Creativity and Giftedness, and Ethnographic Methods in the School of Education. Prior to her various appointments at UNSW, she was Inspector, Creative Arts NSW Board of Studies with responsibilities for syllabus development in the Arts, in particular the Visual Arts. Kerry is recognised as a leading advocate for a non-reductive approach to the Arts in current Australian curriculum debates. In 2011 she was awarded an Australian Learning and Teaching Council Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning.