Dr Lisa Mundy is a senior research fellow at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute. She completed her PhD in Psychology at Cardiff University in the UK and is a developmental psychologist with expertise in lifecourse epidemiology. She also has experience in developing strategies for participant and community engagement, and translating research outcomes into service delivery improvements. Lisa’s primary research focus is on understanding the psychological, behavioural and biological underpinnings of mental health problems, with the ultimate goal of developing innovative approaches to prevention and intervention. She also has a particular interest in the health and education interface, and how young people can best be supported as they transition from childhood into adolescence.
Currently, Lisa is the program manager of the Childhood to Adolescence Transition Study (CATS). This is a large longitudinal cohort study following over 1200 young people with the aim of improving our understanding of child and adolescent health, social and emotional development, and learning.