Qualifications: Dip. Higher Ed Midwifery; MSc MCH; PhD
As a midwife and public health researcher, Lisa has more than 14 years’ experience working in low-resource settings, including Papua New Guinea, Tanzania, Kenya and Zambia. She recently established and led a multi-disciplinary collaborative research program in maternal health at the Papua New Guinea Institute of Medical Research. This program of research included access to care during pregnancy and childbirth; unsafe abortion; teenage pregnancy; and an intervention to support clean birth practices and reduce the risk of postpartum haemorrhage among women who give birth in remote, rural communities. Lisa recently completed her doctorate in public health at the University of Queensland on unsafe abortions and unsupervised births in Papua New Guinea. Currently, she is involved in field studies and intervention trials to improve maternal and newborn health outcomes in Papua New Guinea and elsewhere in the Asia-Pacific region.