Dr Lisa Fitzgerald

Lecturer

School of Public Health
Faculty of Medicine
l.fitzgerald@sph.uq.edu.au
+61 7 336 55541

Overview

Dr Lisa Fitzgerald is a public health sociologist with research interests in the health of vulnerable and marginalised populations and application of social science theory and methods in public health research/application. Lisa is the co-ordinator of PUBH7620 Social Perspectives, a core course in the MPH. She is engaged in a number social research projects related to HIV, sexual health, young people, sex work and teaching the social determinants of health as a threshold concept in public health teaching and learning.

Research Interests

  • Social determinants of (sexual) health
    HIV/AIDS social research, young people, LGBTI,
  • Community and participatory research methods
    • Exploring the health of vulnerable and marginalised people. Working collaboratively with community/key stakeholders in research that has direct application to the community.
  • Qualitative Longitudinal Research
    • Using qualitative methodologies that use time as a major component e.g. life history and qualitative longitudinal research and visual methods such as photovoice and digital diaries. Designing qualitative research as part of large mixed methods studies.
  • Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
    • Threshold concepts in Public Health, Student as partners, Teaching and learning of the social determinants of health, Intergration in Public Health curriculum design, technology enhanced learning and teaching

Research Impacts

I have contributed broadly to the field of social research and sexual health. I am contributing to a multidisciplinary approach to HIV research, working in collaboration with people from many communities, organisations and academic disciplines, examining how social science can contribute to a multidisciplinary research approach in HIV research, to reduce HIV prevalence and improve the lives of positive people. I have contributed to large multi-disciplinary mixed methods studies, providing qualitative expertise to these studies. I have also contributed to the translation of research to policy and practice. I have expertise in developing and maintaining strong research links and partnerships with community, in particular with vulnerable and marginalised communities as well as government and non-government organisations.

Qualifications

  • PhD, University of Otago
  • Masters, University of Canterbury
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours), University of Canterbury

Publications

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Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

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Available Projects

  • Can discuss research opportunities that examine the social determinants of health using mixed methods or qualitative research methods

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Publications

Book

Book Chapter

  • Mutch, Allyson, Young, Charlotte, Smith, Neville, van Dooren, Kate, Ranatunga, Cassandra, Gillan, Cathie, Brooker, Katie, Fowler, Greg and Fitzgerald, Lisa (2017). Flipping a collaborative classroom to gain deeper understanding of the Health System. In The flipped classroom: practice and practices in higher education (pp. 257-271) Singapore, Singapore: Springer. doi:10.1007/978-981-10-3413-8_16

Journal Article

Conference Publication

Other Outputs

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

    Other advisors:

Completed Supervision

Possible Research Projects

Note for students: The possible research projects listed on this page may not be comprehensive or up to date. Always feel free to contact the staff for more information, and also with your own research ideas.

  • Can discuss research opportunities that examine the social determinants of health using mixed methods or qualitative research methods