Lisa joined the University of Manchester in 2015 as Lecturer in Disaster management and Programme Director BSc International Disaster Management and Humanitarian Response in the Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute (HCRI).
Lisa is a geographer specialising in political economy, political ecology and international development. Her research interests focus on disaster and humanitarian governance; the political ecology of aid; narratives of disaster and conflict experiences; and disaster management in conflict and post-conflict settings. She completed her PhD at the University of Manchester in 2012, analysing the policies ecology of disaster focusing on neoliberalisation and political identity in Nicaragua. In 2013 she held a teaching fellowship at the University of Lancaster and in 2014-2015 a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Leeds exploring climate compatible development in Southern Africa.