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Lecturer in Sport Psychology, University of the Sunshine Coast

Originally from Newcastle in New South Wales, Lisa has been based in Queensland on the Sunshine Coast for the past 15 years, where she is currently working both at the university as a lecturer and in private practice as a sport and exercise psychologist. Lisa has presented her research both nationally and internationally, and has been a guest speaker at a number of community forums. In addition to sport and exercise psychology, Lisa has experience lecturing in topics such as motivation and emotion, behaviour change, communication and counselling skills, group facilitation, and behavioural health. Her PhD research focused on exploring the self-identity characteristics of elite athletes and the impact of transitional events, such as retirement from sport, upon how athletes view themselves, and upon what they consider to be important in their lives. She is a full member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) and the APS College of Sport and Exercise Psychologists (CoSEP).


  • 2004–present
    Lecturer in Sport Psychology, University of the Sunshine Coast
  • 2005–present
    Sport & exercise psychologist, Private Practice


  • 2012 
    University of Southern Queensland, Doctor of Philosophy
  • 2003 
    University of Southern Queensland, Masters of Psychology (Sport & Exercise)
  • 2000 
    University of Newcastle, Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) (Honours)

Research Areas

  • Sport And Exercise Psychology (170114)