Researcher biography

I’m a registered architect, passionate about understanding and creating places that sustain communities. My professional experience includes mixed-use, commercial, educational and public architecture. I’m particularly interested in places that bring people together, and projects that contribute to city and community making. I recently volunteered with the Anganwadi Project in India. Based in Ahmedabad, the largest city in the state of Gujarat in India’s north-west, I worked for six months in close consultation with the local community to design and oversee construction of a preschool in the Ramapir No Tekro informal settlement. Working in disadvantaged communities in India has inspired my doctoral research at The University of Queensland. I'm studying small urban spaces in informal settlements to identify the form, structure and character of those places that sustain social, cultural and economic wellbeing.

Kali's principal advisor is Dr Kelly Greenop.