Lisa Wood - Senior Consultant
Lisa Jane Wood is an Associate Professor within the School of Population Health (UWA) and a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Social Impact (UWA). She is also an honorary research fellow with the Telethon Institute for Child Health Research. Lisa has recently joined ConNetica as a Senior Consultant and will continue to be based with the Centre for Social Impact at the University of Western Australia.
Underpinning all of Lisa’s research is a strong interest and commitment to research that is useful and relevant to the ‘real world’. Since completing her PhD in 2006, she has been involved in a range of research relating to the way in which our social and built environments impact on health, with a particular focus on mental health, social determinants of wellbeing and reducing health inequalities. Most of her research is multidisciplinary and encompasses a breadth of qualitative and quantitative research methodologies. Increasingly her research is focused on the prevention of health disparities through more upstream intervention into the social determinants of poor health.
Prior to entering academia, Lisa worked in the fields of health promotion and public health in areas of policy and legislation development, social marketing campaigns, and program planning, implementation and evaluation. Lisa has worked with a diversity of academic, government and non-government organisations, and has been engaged as a public health consultant in WA, nationally, and internationally. Lisa is highly active in service roles within her University and externally. She currently sits on the Board of Relationships Australia (WA), the Board of the National Heart Foundation (WA) and is on the Strategic Advisory Group for the WA Branch of the Australian Health Promotion Association.