Lisa moved to Melbourne from the US where she earned a PhD in Sociology from the University of Kentucky and a MS in Criminal Justice from Eastern Kentucky University.
She has worked in environmental education; children's safety education; and has taught as an Adjunct Professor at University of Kentucky and Eastern Kentucky University. Her qualitative dissertation examined motivations for subsistence home-gardening and food preservation in rural and urban Kentucky communities.
Lisa is currently managing RPC's research into the Home Interaction Program for Parents and Youngsters (HIPPY), including the co-design of a nationwide implementation study, that will explore the home learning environment and early childhood education. Her past projects include managing the Research and Policy Centre's website redesign as part of a cross-division team and completing a program evaluation assessing best practices for engagement in the Developing Independence practice approach.