Mel Dodd will leave her current post as associate dean of knowledge exchange at Central St Martin's in London and take up her new position in January 2021.

She is to replace the current incumbent Naomi Stead when she completes her term.

Dodd says, “I am delighted to be joining Monash Art, Design and Architecture as Head of Architecture, and excited at the opportunity to collaborate with and lead such a strong team.

"I am committed to transformative architectural education and research, embedded in urban contexts - and I know that my ambitions to widen participation with broader audiences, civil society, government and industry is in strong alignment and synergy with the department’s own mission.

"Given the unprecedented challenges facing society, a more radical engagement and interaction with cities, their systems and people, is now a compelling necessity.”

Dodd has previously served as an adjunct and visiting professor for Monash. Alongside her teaching work, Dodd has been a regular collaborator with muf architecture/art.

At Central St Martin’s, Dodd established courses including the MArch (RIBA Pt 2) and MA Cities.