Researcher biography

Lisa has conducted research using rodent models for over 20 years and has been a reproductive biologist since 2005. She completed her PhD (2013) and early Post-doctoral training at the Robinson Institute, University of Adelaide, where she examined the role of the nuclear progesterone receptor in ovarian and oviductal function during the periovulatory period. She is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow and lecturer/tutor in the School of Biomedical Sciences at the University of Queensland (since 2015) and manages experiments using rodent models to examine the developmental origins of health and disease. In particular, she is interested in the impact of maternal periconceptional and prenatal alcohol exposure. This is a comprehensive project which looks at embryonic, placental, neonatal, juvenile and adult offspring outcomes. Lisa's main focus is investigating the impact of prenatal alcohol on ovarian reserve and fertility in female offspring. However, she has also worked on projects examining developmental programming of kidney and adrenal gland function. She is also interested in the role that the placenta plays in mediating these effects.