Associate Professor

Available to supervise Higher Degree by Research students


Personal profile


Dr. Lisa Scharoun is an Associate Professor of Graphic Design and the founder and Director of the Cross Cultural Design Lab at the University of Canberra in Canberra, Australia. Lisa worked in London as a graphic and interior designer and has previously held the position of head of the graphic design discipline at Deakin University in Melbourne and senior lecturer in the visual communications department at Raffles Design Institute in Shanghai, China. She was a top 10 finalist in the 2013 Bill and Melinda Gates “Records for Life” competition and was awarded a prize for the design she created to assist mothers in developing countries to remember to vaccinate their children. The Australian Paralympic committee commissioned her to create motivational posters for Australian Paralympic Athletes for the 2016, 2014 and 2012 Paralympic Games. Lisa’s digital photographic design work has won numerous international awards such as the JM Cameron Prize for Women’s Photography and the Prix de la Photographie Paris. Recent publications include the books: Cross Cultural Design (Beijing Electronics Press 2016) and America at the Mall: the cultural role of a retail utopia (McFarland 2012).

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Griffith University Queensland

30 Jan 200630 Jan 2008

External positions

Council Member, Design Canberra

3 Mar 2015 → …

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Projects 2012 2017

Research Output 2008 2017

Cross-Cultural Design

PENG, F. & SCHAROUN, L. 2017 Beijing China: Publishing House of Electronics Industry.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Global Creative Competency: Multi-disciplinary and cross-cultural workshops as a means to strengthen work-ready skills for Honours students in creative arts design

SCHAROUN, L., PENG, F. & TURNER, B. 2016 Proceedings, Australian Council of University Design and Art Schools Conference. Robb, C., Pedersen, C. & Haynes, R. (eds.). Brisbane: ACUADS, p. 1-10 10 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Industrial and graphic design in the ‘Innovation Nation’: the importance of interdisciplinary collaboration and exchange in design education.

SCHAROUN, L. & MONTANA HOYOS, C. 2016 Australian Council of University Arts and Design Schools. Robb, C., Pedersen, D. C. & Haynes, D. R. (eds.). Brisbane: Australian Council of University Arts and Design Schools, p. 1-12 12 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution