Lisa Wood

Associate Professor

  • The University of Western Australia (M408), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


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Personal profile


Assoc/Prof Lisa Wood is a tireless advocate for research being relevant and useful to the real world, and the need for academia to go beyond 'the ivory tower'.  Her research has had considerable traction with policy makers and government and non-government agencies, and she is highly regarded for her collaborative efforts with stakeholders to ensure research relevance and uptake.

Lisa is active in both teaching and research position within the School of Population and Global Health.  Her teaching of health leadership units at under-graduate and postgraduate level is enhanced by her extensive experience in public health programs, policy and advocacy in Australia and internatonally.

Lisa has been engaged in a breadth of health related research and evaluation, much of it focused on reducing health inequalities, and giving a voice to the health needs of seldom heard population groups. Homelessness is a priority research focus, and she has growing international reputation for her innovative research and evidence-led advocacy in this area. Lisa leads the Home2health team within the School of Population and Global Health; a team that works closely with a breadth of health and homeless sector partners to build evidence of ‘what works’ to improve health and housing outcomes for people experiencing homelessness.

Most recently, Assoc/Prof Wood has been active in advocating on and responding to the challenges that the COVID-19 pandemic has raised for homeless populations and services working with them.           

Other areas of research and public health activity includes family and domestic violence, Aboriginal health and the social determinants of health.        

Current projects

Homelessness: 50 Lives 50 Homes evaluation; Homeless Healthcare evaluation; RPH Homeless Team evaluation; St Patrick's homelessness library project

Other projects to improve health in vulnerable populations: Drumbeat evaluation – veterans pilot; ANROWS domestic violence prevention in refugee communities; Choices pilot evaluation (RPH and Watch House);

Lisa’s research is multidisciplinary and encompasses a breadth of qualitative and quantitative research methodologies. For more information on current research and publications please visit

Teaching overview

Unit Coordinator, lecturer and tutor for Health Leadership units in the Masters of Public Health and the undergraduate Population Health major

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

External positions

Council member , Australian Council on Smoking and Health (ACOSH)

Board member , Relationships Australia

Industry keywords

  • Social and Welfare Issues
  • Health

Research expertise keywords

  • health inequalities
  • Mental health
  • Social determinants of health
  • Research translation into practice and policy
  • Community and social benefits of pets
  • Homelessness
  • pets and wellbeing
  • Aboriginal health
  • Health promotion
  • research impact
  • impact evaluation
  • tobacco control
  • Family and Domestic Violence
  • veterans


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