Research Output per year
Research student supervision
Lise is available to supervise research in the following areas and welcomes inquiries from prospective students:
Law and Ageing
Mediation and ADR
I am currently the Deputy Law Dean at Macquarie Law School. I joined MLS in 2005 from a professional background working in mediation and Youth Justice Conferencing and currently teach undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Legal Ethics and Alternative Dispute Resolution. I also provide professional advice and training to lawyers, mediators and other professionals working with older Australians.
My research focusses on the intersection between Law and Ageing, with a particular focus on the rights of older Australians and the legal decision-making capacity of older people, including those with a diagnosis of dementia. My PhD examined how lawyers assess the legal decision-making capacity of their clients and included empirical research centred on complaints made to the NSW Office of the Legal Services Commission. My current research is centered on the topics of substitute decision-making, guardianship, powers of attorney, elder abuse and the legal decision-making rights of people with dementia.
I have maintained my professional mediation practice and currently work with the NSW Department of Justice mediating disputes ranging from neighborhood and family law disputes through to commercial and workplace disputes. I am also a member of the NSW Guardian Ad Litem panel, representing people who lack the capacity to instruct a solicitor or to represent themselves in NSW Courts and Tribunals.
I am a foundational co-convenor of the Australian Research Network on Law and Ageing (ARNLA), a member of EMAN - 'Elder Mediation Australasian Network' and a member of the Australian Gerontological Association.
Director of Learning and Teaching Macquarie Law School
Director of Programs, Macquarie Law School
Laws1100 Law Lawyers and Society
Laws8016 Applied Legal Ethics
Laws8019 Dispute Resolution
Member of the Finance, Audit and Compliance Committee, Surf Life Saving NSW, 2014 to present
Ageing and the Law
Substitute Decision Making
United Kingdom Higher Education Academy
Award Date: 31 Jan 2019
1999 → 2005
Award Date: 1 Jan 2005
Dec 2012 → Sep 2018
1992 → 1997
Guardian Ad Litem2005 → …
Mediator2004 → …
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › Research › peer-review