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Lisa Helen Grocott

Professor

20122019
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Biography

Lisa is the Director of WonderLab and Professor of Design at Monash University. Lisa’s research specifically examines the contribution of the people-centred, speculation-driven practice of design in interdisciplinary collaborations. Her collaborations with cognitive psychologists, education researchers and behavioral change experts has been awarded more than $2.5 million in ARC funding and applied industry research collaborations. 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 is an authority on the affordances of practice-based design research. 


At Monash she leads WonderLab a co-design research lab that operates at the intersection of design, learning and play. She is most excited about the pop-up PhD at the heart of WonderLab where an international cohort of candidates and supervisors roam the world for meet ups in different countries every year. Lisa is currently exploring how we shift beliefs and practices through her role as chief investigator of the ARC Linkage Project Innovative Learning Environments and Teacher Change.She was recently an experimenter-in-residence at the Hasso Plattner Institute at Stanford and keynote at the American Association of Colleges and Universities.

Keywords

  • Design Research
  • Play and Pedagogy
  • Transformative learning
  • Behaviour Change
  • Games
  • Practice-based research
  • Interdisciplinary Research

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Projects 2015 2018

Innovative learning environments and teacher change

Imms, W., Grocott, L. H., Hattie, J. A., Kvan, T., Clark, D. J., Cleveland, B., newton, C. & fisher, K.

ACT Education Directorate

30/07/1529/06/18

Project: Research

Research Output 2012 2019

  • 4 Chapter (Book)
  • 4 Article
  • 2 Design / Architecture

Teaching Intrapersonal development, improving interpersonal and intercultural skill sets: the transforming mindsets studio

Grocott, L. & McEntee, K., 2019, Public Interest Design Education Guidebook. Abendroth, L. M. & Bell, B. (eds.). New York: Routledge, p. 141-146 6 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-review

Designerly ways of researching: 'Figuring' the practice of research

Grocott, L. & Korsmeyer, H., 2018, Associations: Creative Practice and Research. Oliver, J. (ed.). Carlton, Vic, Australia: Melbourne University Publishing, p. 170-174 5 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Otherpeer-review

The Contribution of Design in Interdisciplinary Collaborations: A Framework for Amplifying Project-Grounded Research

Grocott, L. & Sosa, R., 2018, Associations: Creative Practice and Research. Oliver, J. (ed.). Carlton, Vic, Australia: Melbourne University Publishing, p. 35-52 18 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-review

Make happen: Sense-making the affordances of a practice-based PhD in design

Grocott, L., Jan 2017, Practice-based Design Research. Vaughan, L. (ed.). 1 ed. London: Bloomsbury Academic, p. 165-174 10 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-review

B'twixt - SM - 'Changing records of learning through innovations in pedagogy and technology'

Chen, H., Grocott, L. & Kehoe, A., 2016, In : Educause Review. p. 1 - 11 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleOther

Press / Media

REVIEW: Practice-based Design Research

Lisa Helen Grocott

1/10/17

1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Review