Lisa McDaid is Professor of Social Sciences and Health and leads on health research in the Institute for Social Science Research, University of Queensland. She retains a Professorship at the University of Glasgow and is also an Associate Director of the Centre for Research on Families and Relationships, a consortium research centre based at the University of Edinburgh.
Lisa’s research aims to improve health and wellbeing, particularly among the most disadvantaged in our society. Lisa is interested in how best to engage communities at high risk of poor health and wellbeing in health improvement research and in developing new methods of co-production for intervention development. Her work explores how to affect change and improve health at the community level via assets and strengths-based approaches. Her research has looked at sexual health inequalities among those vulnerable to ill health, and women’s experiences of abortion.