Professor Lisa Grocott

Monash University Design Education

Professor Lisa Grocott

Professor Lisa Grocott is a co-design researcher who thrives on collaborating with interdisciplinary teams on social transformation projects. She believes co-design brings an integrative, participatory and relational orientation to research collaborations that cannot be addressed by one discipline alone. She currently leads the Future of Work and Learning research program in the Emerging Technologies Lab at Monash University.

In the States Lisa worked with grit, belonging and mindset researchers, in Australia she has collaborated with education researchers, ethnographers and creative methodologists. Lisa was a co-chief investigator on the Australian Research Council Linkage project, Innovative Learning Environments and Teacher Change. Her recent book Design for Transformative Learning: a Practical Approach to Memory-making and Perspective-shifting draws on the Indigenous and interdisciplinary lessons of her education, decades of practice-based research and the neuroscience behind designing strong memory traces. Her interest in transformation is informed by decades of leadership roles, including as the Dean of Academic Initiatives at Parsons in New York, Head of Design at Monash and Post-graduate Director in Design at RMIT. Lisa was born and raised in Aotearoa New Zealand with whakapapa from Ngāti Kahungunu on her mother's side and settlers from the United Kingdom on her father's.


Keynote 2: What matters in design (secondary and higher) education now and for the future