Researcher Profile

Dr 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


BCom PhD W.Aust., GradDipHlthProm Curtin


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.


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'.

ID: 55738

Most frequent journals
  • Health & Place

    ISSNs: 1353-8292, 1873-2054


    Scopus rating (2016): CiteScore 3.08 SJR 1.355 SNIP 1.273

    Journal: ERA2018

  • The Health Promotion Journal of Australia

    ISSNs: 1036-1073

    CSIRO Publishing

    Scopus rating (2016): CiteScore 0.97 SJR 0.553 SNIP 0.622

    Journal: ERA2018

  • Social Science & Medicine

    ISSNs: 0277-9536, 1873-5347


    Scopus rating (2016): CiteScore 3.25 SJR 1.739 SNIP 1.737

    Journal: ERA2018

  • Journal of Environmental Psychology

    ISSNs: 0272-4944, 1522-9610

    Academic Press

    Scopus rating (2016): CiteScore 4.61 SJR 1.805 SNIP 2.154

    Journal: ERA2018


    ISSNs: 0013-9165, 1552-390X

    SAGE Publications Ltd

    Scopus rating (2016): CiteScore 3.29 SJR 1.208 SNIP 1.82

    Journal: ERA2018

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