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Lisa Stafford

(she, her)
Adjunct Senior Research Fellow, Inclusive Futures Centre, Griffith University

Dr Lisa Stafford is an applied researcher, educator and planner in inclusive communities and cities and transport equity, with over 20 years’ experience across academia and professional practice. Her work focuses on promoting and applying equity in neighbourhood planning, inclusive active and public transport policy and design, and universal design streets, open space, and public infrastructure. Lisa brings her own experience as a chronically-ill disabled person and wheelchair user.

Lisa is an experienced facilitator who designs and uses inclusive creative methods to enable all voices to be heard in research and public planning.

Her recent work includes leading the large multi-stage Planning Inclusive Communities project with a recent published report of stage 1 the Makings of Inclusive Communities; being on the working group for the Future of Transport discussion paper by Engineers Australia, and reviewing the Universal Design of Transport discussion paper by Transport Australia. Lisa co-authored (lead by Dr Bridget Doran) a milestone research report 690 Transport experiences of disabled people in Aotearoa New Zealand for the Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency, and undertook the Trips Not Made Project on Tasmanian’s Transport Disadvantage for Anglicare Tasmania.


  • –present
    Adjunct Senior Research Fellow, Griffith University


  • 2013 
    QUT, PhD

Professional Memberships

  • Planning Institute of Australia - Member
  • Transport Australia society