Lisa is a Professor of Design at Monash University and Leader of the Future of Work & Learning research program in the ETLab.
Before coming to Monash Lisa spent the past 12 years at Parsons School of Design in New York where she was Dean of Academic Initiatives and core faculty in the Masters of Transdisciplinary Design. Lisa’s research leverages co-design as a transformative practice that can shift how people learn and work. Her interdisciplinary collaborations with cognitive psychologists, education researchers, play specialists and behaviourists has been awarded more than $2.5 million in federal funding and industry research collaborations.
Upon arriving at Monash in 2016 Lisa founded WonderLab, a community dedicated to researching, piloting and modelling transformative learning. Translating evidence-based research into applied interventions, the ethos of WonderLab draws on creative, relational and integrative practices to drive change that holds over time. Most recently Lisa was exploring how we shift beliefs and practices as a CI on the Australian Research Council grant, Innovative Learning Environments and Teacher Change.
Lisa will found a Future of Work and Learning research program within the ETLab and continue to direct WonderLab. Collaborating with educators, learners, workers and leaders, the Future of Work and Learning will explore how the hard work of rethinking out-of-date mental models and envisaging never-before-seen futures can underwrite our transition into the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
WonderLab, as the learning community within the ETLab, will be the home for PhD candidates and executive education. This commitment to researching and learning is essential as we imagine anew the human capabilities required to thrive in a world of increasing automation and continuous learning. Together the learning community and research program will reframe and evolve the mindsets and practices of today so that the workers of future tomorrows can thrive in a world of increasing automation and continuous learning.
Projects and Partners
- Innovative Learning Environments and Teacher Change
- WonderLab Learning Community
- Worlds We Live in, Melbourne Design Week
Advisory Boards and Committees
- Co-founder of Creative Art and Design Network for Social Impact
- Editorial Advisory Board Member for Journal of Art and Creative Education