Academic Profile

Academic Profile

Asst Prof Lisa Winstanley

Assistant Professor, School of Art, Design and Media

Asst Prof Lisa Winstanley

Prior to her appointment at the school of Art, Design, and Media (ADM) Assistant professor Lisa Winstanley taught graphic design at Box Hill College in Kuwait (BHCK) from 2011. Originally from England, UK Lisa received her BA (hons) and MA with distinction from the University of Hertfordshire, UK. Receiving the university's academic achievement award in 2016.

Commercially Lisa has over 20 years industry experience as a creative practitioner and design consultant, working for blue chip clients such as Nestlé, Vimto Soft Drinks and the British National Health Service (NHS). As a graphic artist Lisa's work has won several prestigious industry awards including the Applied Arts Design award 2018 (Editorial Category) The Hiiibrand Design Awards 2017. (professional Branding Category) and her work has been selected as part of the The Ecuador Poster Bienal 2018 to be showcased in the International Congress of Visual Communication in Quito, Ecuador at the Ecuadorian House of Culture Benjamín Carrión and the University of the Americas. Lisa's latest Poster Design Series - Connection Lost was exhibited at the Manchester School of Art as part of Techno-storytelling: Past, Present, Future. 10th International Conference of the Image.

Lisa's current research links design with the concept of trust and focusses on three specific concomitant areas: ethical design practice, collaborative design practice and the social psychology behind design. These areas of interest have culminated into her current research project which explores Facilitating production & publication of international, collaborative creative practice by fostering a culture of creative trust.

Lisa is the acting editor-in-chief of the award winning international creative journal, The Journal of Leading Approaches in Multimedia (LAM), a multidisciplinary publication which supports international creatives in publishing artwork and scholarly writing, pertaining to their specific fields. Fostering an exchange of interdisciplinary knowledge and encouraging debate on the global, cultural and social aspects of design. Conceived with the aim to develop and critically examine contemporary discourse in practice- led and scholarly research related to creative practice; Inclusive of history, theory and the applied arts.
Research Interests
Areas of Research Interest Include:

Trust in a design context
Ethical Design Practice
Collaborative design practice
The psychology behind design practice
Design for good

Hate crime and social division have seen a marked increase in recent times; thus, Lisa's latest project's aim is to promote inclusion, collaboration and altruism as a counter to this dissonance. The project embraces social and cultural divergence, fostering a culture of creative trust through International artistic collaboration, aiding social inclusion through creative practice. With the intention of coalescing creative communities from around the world, building bridges and providing a conduit for international collaboration to encourage a philanthropic approach to design-with-purpose.
Current Projects
  • Facilitating production & publication of international, collaborative creative practice by fostering a culture of creative trust.
  • Reviewing the Prevalence of Visual Plagiarism Within a Visual Arts Context
Selected Publications
  • 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, 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.
  • Lisa WInstanley. (2019). Mapping Activity Theory to a Design Thinking Model (ATDT): a Framework to Propagate a Culture of Creative Trust.. International Association of Societies of Design Research 2019 (IASDR).
  • Lisa Winstanley. (2019, June). Reviewing the Prevalence of Visual Plagiarism Within Visual Arts Tertiary Education in South East Asia. Paper presented at 6th World Conference on Research Integrity, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong.
  • Lisa Winstanley. (2019, March). The Truth About Lies. Paper presented at Design Principles and Practices 2019 Conference.

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