Academic Profile

Lisa Winstanley is an Assistant Professor in the School of Art Design and Media. For the past decade she worked internationally as a design educator, however her academic career is also underpinned by over 20 years of commercial experience; working in the UK as a creative practitioner and design consultant.

As a visual communicator, Lisa’s work has won many prestigious design awards including, 3 A’ Design Awards 2020, a Platinum Award at the annual Spark Design Awards 2020 and her branding work has been placed in the top 25 International Graphic Designs of both 2019 and 2020 in the Creative Quarterly journal best 100 Annual. Her work has been showcased in exhibitions internationally, in venues such as the Oculus in New York City, Barcelona, Zurich, Mexico and China. Lisa’s work is part of the permanent collections at MOOD - Museum of Outstanding Design. Italy and The Chicago Athenaeum Museum Collection.

Lisa’s research reviews the intersections between ethical & collaborative design practices and pedagogies. She is interested in investigating multidisciplinary collaborations which allow designers to work together with society, to produce life-centric design solutions for society. Her research reviews what tools can help facilitate such collaborations and what systems need to be in place for effective and meaningful collaboration to transpire. In short, Lisa’s work investigates how we can leverage design ethically and collaboratively for the benefit of our society.

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:

1. Ethical Creative Practices and Pedagogies
2. Collaborative Creative practices and Pedagogies

Design for Good
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). 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.