Deputy Head of the Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences, University of Melbourne
Lisa is an esteemed clinical psychologist and academic leader whose research focuses on experiences of trauma, stigma, worry. She is deeply committed to improving university student mental health and wellbeing.
What does contemplative practice mean to you?
Contemplative practice is a bit of a mystery to me given I don’t engage in anything that could be called a formal practice. But that’s interesting - what does draw some people to it, but not others? And can I get the same benefits through my running and swimming?
Professor Lisa Phillips is Director of Professional Programs and Deputy Head of the School of Psychological Sciences, University of Melbourne. Lisa's most recent research focus is on experiences of trauma, stigma, worry and increasingly is focusing on university student mental health and wellbeing. Lisa is trained as a clinical psychologist and now contributes to the training of the next generation of clinical and generalist psychologists. She has conducted research addressing a range of clinically related issues such as psychosis, social anxiety, depression, substance use, and positive psychology.