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Program Manager Graduate Certificate in Domestic and Family Violence, RMIT University

Dr Lisa Harris (MSW) is Program Manager of the Graduate Certificate in Domestic and Family Violence, specialising in applied social work in a family violence context and ethics in public policy. Lisa has published research in various health and human service contexts exploring practice innovation and social policy implementation including targeted family violence initiatives, workforce development and homelessness.


  • 2019–present
    Senior lecturer, RMIT University
  • 2008–2019
    Lecturer, RMIT University
  • 2006–2007
    Senior lecturer, University of Western Australia
  • 2001–2005
    Lecturer, RMIT University


  • 2017 
    RMIT University, Master of Social Work
  • 2008 
    RMIT University, Doctor of Philosophy
  • 2004 
    RMIT University, Grad Cert Tertiary Teaching and Learning
  • 1998 
    RMIT University, Bachelor Social Science (Policy and Research)


  • 2021
    Policing repeat and high-risk family violence: police and service-sector perceptions of a coordinated model [co-authored with Gemma Hamilton and Anastasia Powell], Police Practice and Research: An International Journal
  • 2010
    Electronic classroom, electronic community: designing elearning environments to foster virtual social networks and student learning , Information Communication Technologies for Human Services Education and Delivery: Concepts and cases, IGI, Hershy, New York
  • 2010
    Partnerships and learning communities in work-integrated learning: designing a community services student placement program [co-authored with Sally Coutts and Martin Jones , Higher Education Research & Development
  • 2009
    Private rental access program: Debunking the myth of the impossible private rental market [co-authored with Coutts, D'Arcy and Janicijevic], Parity
  • 2005
    Just bumping into people - or an opportunity to create a learning community? the role of incidental social interaction in the development of a learning community , E-learning in the University: Some Constructivist Perspectives, RMIT University Press, Melbourne

Grants and Contracts

  • 2018
    The Power of Parents: Snapshot Evaluation
    Funding Source:
    Our Watch
  • 2017
    Alexis - Family violence response model
    Chief Investigator
    Funding Source:
    The Salvation Army
  • 2016
    'Get up, stand up!' - giving people the means to respond to opioid overdose
    Funding Source:
    The Salvation Army