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Dr Emma Fisher

Lecturer, Communication Design


Emma Fisher is a lecturer and researcher in the School of Design at Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne. Since 2004, Emma has taught in undergraduate and postgraduate levels of higher education at Swinburne and RMIT Universities across a wide variety of design subjects, and been program director at postgraduate level. Emma completed her PhD in the Faculty of Health, Arts and Design at Swinburne in 2015 via her study of practitioners’ research engagement in the Australian Communication Design profession. Emma holds over 20 years of experience working in communication design practice on local and international projects, and is currently a partner and communication designer in industry. Emma’s research interests include practitioners’ research engagement, evidence-based design, and professional design practice and she reviews papers about these areas for several peer-reviewed design journals.

Research interests

Research engagement; Communication Design practice

PhD candidate and honours supervision

Higher degrees by research

Accredited to supervise Masters & Doctoral students as Associate Supervisor.

Fields of Research

  • Visual Communication Design (incl. Graphic Design) - 330316
  • Design Management - 330305
  • Design Practice And Methods - 330306

Teaching areas

Design practice;Design management


Also published as: Fisher, Emma; Fisher, E.
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