Lisa holds a bachelor of arts with a double major in psychology and a bachelor of law and graduate diploma in employment law. She is admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland and has practised as a lawyer for over 20 years.
Lisa has experience in advocating for the rights of the child in a litigation role and a non -adversarial role and was nominated as a finalist in the Queensland Community Foundation Emerging Philanthropists Category in 2019 for her work with children who have experienced abuse and neglect.
Lisa is passionate about helping children who have experienced abuse and neglect through providing programs which support the emotional, academic and physical sense of wellbeing of children in out of home care in Queensland. Lisa was a partner in mid sized law firm for many years and subsequently ran her own legal practise for several years.
She has also sat on several boards and advisory committees pertaining to children and has undergone additional ad hoc training in the area of child protection and trauma and the developing brain. Lisa has a particular interest in improving educational outcomes for children in out of home care and giving children a voice that is currently not heard within the child protection system.