Irene Visser - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Irene Visser

MEd Sunshine Coast, GCProfLearning Sunshine Coast, DipDesignArts Georgian College, CertIV Teaching English as a Second Language TESOL

  • Lecturer, Design and Communication
+61 7 5456 5495
Office location
D-1.21, Building D, USC Sunshine Coast
Sunshine Coast
Irene Visser

Irene Visser is a lecturer in design in the School of Creative Industries. Her current research is focused on the relationship between art and activism and the role of environmental art in driving positive ecological behavioural change.


  • USC Advance Award for Learning and Teaching: Advancing the Student Experience, 2017, USC
  • USC Advance Awards for Learning and Teaching:  Advancing the Blended Learning Environment, 2015, USC
  • Vice Chancellor and Presidents Award for Teaching and Learning (Sessional), 2013, USC
  • Dean’s Award for Teaching and Learning, 2009, USC

Research areas

  • social media as an educational tool

Teaching areas

  • Design
  • Creative Advertising

Irene Visser is a teacher and practitioner in design and advertising, whose area of interest factors that impact on creativity.

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USC graduate enjoys healthy career outlook
9 May 2018

Adding a degree in Computer-Based Design to her existing qualification in Communication has made USC graduate Sharon Young an in-demand employee in her job at a new Morayfield health clinic.

USC Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor Birgit Lohmann presenting Dr Michele Verdonck with her award.
Award for teaching ‘future colleagues’
14 December 2015

Games of wheelchair basketball, inspiring guest speakers and even ice baths are all part of the teaching process for one University of the Sunshine Coast senior academic.