Deborah Shackleton Deborah Shackleton is the Dean of Design and Dynamic Media and an Associate Professor who teaches design research and methods in the MDes program. Deborah's research and teaching interests include design theory, human-centred designing, and learning theory for design development. In addition to her administrative role and teaching practice Deborah is a published designer, writer and photographer whose work has been recognized nationally and internationally. She is one of the founding editors of the award-winning Current ( the University's design research journal, the founding Chair of the ECU Research Ethics Board, and a certified member of the Society of Graphic Designers.