Before taking up her position as Professor of Politics at the University of Adelaide, Lisa was an ARC Senior Fellow (University of Adelaide) and a Fellow in the Political Science Program, Research School of Social Sciences, ANU. Prior to that she lectured for 7 years in the Department of Government, University of Sydney and, as a Rhodes Scholar, took a D.Phil. in Politics at the University of Oxford. Her current areas of interest are: political theory, intellectual history, issues in electoral law and selected issues in Australian Politics. Lisa is a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences of Australia.
Lisa is Research Chair of the Centre for Public Integrity, the South Australian Convenor of the Electoral Regulation Research Network and Director of the Democracy, Security, Trust and Integrity Program at the Stretton Institute for Public Policy, University of Adelaide.