Researcher Profile

Associate Professor Lisa Wood

Lisa Wood
Lisa Wood

Phone: +61 8 6488 4376

Research Expertise:
  • Social capital and sense of community
  • Built environment and mental health
  • Social determinants of health
  • Research translation into practice and policy
  • Community and social benefits of pets
  • Social network analysis
  • Healthy parks and playgrounds
  • Aboriginal health
  • Health promotion evaluation

Qualifications

BCom PhD W.Aust., GradDipHlthProm Curtin

Memberships

Australian Health Promotion Association - member

Funding Received

Since completing my PhD in 2006, I have secured research competitive research funding within WA, nationally and in one instance, internationally, to a total value of nearly 8 million dollars. This has included grants from a variety of national and state research funding schemes, and commissioned research from government and non-government organisations.

Roles, responsibilities and expertise

Multi-disciplinary collaborations are increasingly called for in research, and I currently hold positions in the School of Population and Global Health (Faculty of Medicine) and the Centre for Social Impact (Business School, UWA).

I am active in research, teaching, supervision of postgraduate students and in service roles within UWA and the wider community.

Much of my research has focused on ‘wicked problems’ that have significant public policy implications, hence engaging with community organisations, government agencies and policy makers is an important extension of my research. I am also able to draw on health and community sector ties to enrich the teaching and learning experiences of students studying health leadership.

Biography

My research and teaching roles at UWA are complemented by over two decades experience in public health and health promotion. This has included work with academic, government and non-government organisations as well as engagement as a public health consultant in WA, nationally and internationally. In one of my first jobs I had the opportunity to be involved in the development of legislation to ban tobacco advertising in WA, and I have continued to work in tobacco control over the years, most recently as a technical advisor to The Union, working to reduce the enormous preventable burden of tobacco related diseases in Vietnam and the Philippines.

I am a tireless advocate for research being relevant and useful to the real world, and the need for academia to go beyond 'the ivory tower'.

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