Alyona has a background in Psychology and Design and was a collaborator in multiple engineering education research projects at the ADaMS Lab. Originally from Kazakhstan, Alyona lived and worked in Malaysia, the UK, and Canada, where she obtained her BSc. in Psychology and Mathematical Sciences in 2015. In January 2019, Alyona started an appointment as an Education Consultant at the Office of the Dean at the Faculty of Engineering.
The scope of her research laid in Transdisciplinary Engineering Design Education, Design Processes, Teaching and Learning Methodologies, Teaching Enhancement, Cognitive Psychology, and Course Design and Development.
Alyona Sharunova, Mehwish Butt, Suzanne Kresta, Jason Carey, Loren Wyard-Scott, Samer Adeeb, Luciënne Blessing, and A.J. Qureshi. Cognition and Transdisciplinary Design: An Educational Framework for Undergraduate Engineering Design Cirriculum Development. Canadian Engineering Education Association (CEEA17) Conference, 2017.
Alyona Sharunova, Mehwish Butt, and Ahmed Qureshi. Transdisciplinary Design Education for Engineering Undergraduates: Mapping of Bloom’s Taxonomy Cognitive Domain Across Design Stages. Procedia CIRP, 2018.
Mehwish Butt, Alyona Sharunova, Mario Storga, Yasir Imtiaz Khan, Ahmed Jawad Qureshi. Transdisciplinary Engineering Design Education: Ontology for a Generic Product Design Process. Procedia CIRP, 2018.