Associate Professor Lisa Wood
Senior Research Fellow
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.
Underpinning Lisa’s research is a commitment to ‘real world’ relevance. Since completing her PhD in 2006, her research has focused on the ways social and built environments impact on health, with an emphasis on mental health, social determinants of wellbeing and reducing health inequalities. Most of her research is multidisciplinary, encompassing qualitative and quantitative 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 both at the program level and in the areas of social marketing and policy and legislation development. She has been engaged as a public health consultant both locally and internationally.
Lisa has been a Chief Investigator on 20 competitive grants (9 as CIA) and her publications include 70 peer-reviewed journal papers, 10 invited book chapters, and 36 research reports, with 1126 citations of her publications to date (H index 15). Lisa has been invited to undertake commissioned research for a variety of industry partners, including the Australian Research Alliance on Children and Youth, Cancer Council (WA), and is and is a technical advisor with The Union (International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease) for tobacco control grants in the Philippines funded through Bloomberg Philanthropies.
Lisa 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.
Publications by Associate Professor Lisa Wood
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