Lisa has over ten years of experience working on issues of security, justice, governance and development in fragile and low income countries. This includes leading research, providing technical assistance, training and capacity support to governments and civil society, as well as conducting political economy analysis, program design and evaluation. More recently, she has worked extensively on embedding learning and adaptation in development programmes. She has worked in a range of countries, including Ethiopia, Kenya, Myanmar, Sierra Leone, Sri Lanka and Timor-Leste. She has been involved in establishing communities of practice on security and justice in both the United Kingdom and Australia.
Lisa is currently an independent consultant, based in Melbourne, Australia. Previously, she worked as a researcher with the Overseas Development Institute in London and for civil society organisations in Sierra Leone. Lisa completed her PhD in International Politics at Aberystwyth University in 2010. She is the author of Justice and Security Reform: development agencies and informal institutions in Sierra Leone, published with Routledge in 2014.