Academic Profile

For the past decade Assistant Professor Lisa Winstanley has worked internationally as a design educator, however her academic career is also supported by over 20 years of commercial experience; working in the UK as a creative practitioner and design consultant with clients such as, Nestlé, Cadbury and Vimto Soft Drinks.

As a visual communicator, Lisa’s work has won many prestigious industry awards including, The Applied Arts Award, 2018 for Editorial Design, The World Wide Logo Design Awards (WOLDA) 2019 Gold Award and most recently her branding work has been awarded the top 25 Graphic Designs of 2019 for Creative Quarterly best 100 Journal. Her poster design work has been selected as part of The Ecuador Poster Bienal 2018 and subsequently showcased across Latin America and Europe. Most notably, in the Ecuadorian House of Culture Benjamín Carrión and the University of the Americas. Lisa's poster design series entitled, Connection Lost, was exhibited at Manchester School of Art as part of Techno-storytelling: Past, Present, Future. 10th International Conference of the Image and her most recent poster designs were exhibited in the University of Florida's MetroLab Gallery for the Looking Good 20/20 exhibit, in conjunction with Fort Lauderdale’s 2020 Art & Design Week.

Lisa's current research reviews the links between design and trust focussing on two concomitant areas: ethical design practice and collaborative design practice. These areas of interest have culminated into her current research projects which explore Facilitating production & publication of international, collaborative creative practice by fostering a culture of creative trust and preventing visual plagiarism to cultivate a culture of academic trust.

Lisa's creative work and latest research projects can be viewed here:
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Asst Prof Lisa Winstanley
Assistant Professor, School of Art, Design and Media

Areas of Research Interest Include:

How we can leverage trust for and in:
1. Ethical Creative Practice
2. Collaborative Creative practice

Design for Good
Human Centred Design
Design Thinking
  • Exploring Trainee Art Educators’ Perceptions of Visual-Plagiarism: A Focus Group Study

  • Facilitating production & publication of international,collaborative creative practice by fostering a culture of creative trust
  • Lisa Winstanley. (Ed.). (2020). Creative Quarterly 100 Best Annual 2019United States of America: Creative Quarterly Journal.

  • Lisa Winstanley. (2019, December). The Tridea Project: Towards an Ethics of Co-creation.. Paper presented at ASEAN Emerging Researchers Conference 2019, Sunway University, Malaysia.

  • Lisa Winstanley. (2019). Visually Documenting Dishonesty through the Dual Modalities of Distraction and Discomfort. The International Journal of Visual Design, 13(3), 17-31.

  • Lisa Winstanley. (2019). Design Revolutions IASDR 2019: Mapping Activity Theory to a Design Thinking Model (ATDT): a Framework to Propagate a Culture of Creative Trust. IASDR Conference 2019Manchester, UK: IASDR.

  • Lisa Winstanley. (2019, September). The Tridea Project: Leveraging A.I. to Facilitate International, Collaborative, Image Production and Consumption.. Paper presented at 10th International Conference of the Image, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK.