Lisa is a doctoral candidate at RMIT University. Lisa is labour lawyer and researcher with a focus on gender and inequalities at work. She is the former Executive Director of the Australian Institute of Employment Rights. She has been engaged as a technical adviser for the International Labour Organisation, held senior positions within a variety of unions, and was the lead advocate for the landmark pay equity case before the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission that substantially raised the rates of pay for community sector workers.
Lisa is a member of the Victorian Government's Minister Council on Women's Equality. In October, 2018 Lisa was appointed by the Victorian Government to assist the tripartite Building Industry Construction Committee to develop Victoria's first Women In Construction Strategy. This strategy tackles barriers to women's attraction, recruitment and retention in trades and trade related occupations in the Victorian construction industry.