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 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.

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). She has given 57 conference presentations (14 international). Her research has generated considerable media coverage (>180 stories, many national) which has led to evidence-based advocacy and translation into practice. Her research has gained traction in the national and international arena and she has an expanding network of international research collaborations. Further to competitively awarded research grants, 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.

Publications by Associate Professor Lisa Wood

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