Dr Lisa Fitzgerald

Senior 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 and wellbeing of people experiencing marginalisation and the social determinants of (sexual) health. Lisa is the coordinator of PUBH7620 Social Perspectives and PUBH7003 Qualitative Research Methods. She is engaged in social research projects related to HIV, sexual health, young people, LGBTIQ+ health, sex work and teaching the social determinants of health as a threshold concept in public health teaching and learning.

Research Interests

  • Qualitative Longitudinal Research
    Using qualitative methodologies that use time as a major component e.g. life history, qualitative longitudinal research and visual methods.
  • Social determinants of (sexual) health
    HIV social research, ageing, young people, LGBTIQ+, gender variant and sexually diverse, regional/rural
  • Community and participatory research methods/co-design
    Exploring the health and well being of people experiencing marginalisation. Working in partnership, collaboratively with community/key stakeholders in research that has direct application to the community.
  • 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 am am a member of a highly productive research team at UQ SPH whose goal is to develop and contribute to innovative multidisciplinary approaches to sexual health and HIV social research, forge and foster collaborations to reduce HIV and STI prevalence and, above all, improve the lives of people. I have lead innovative qualitative research projects and have contributed to the translation of research to policy and practice through active engagement with and membership of government and non-government committees and agencies. I work collaboratively and in partnership with community/key stakeholders in research, to have direct application to community, government and non-government organisations. My research has had direct education, service provsion and policy impact in (sexual) health, HIV services, and sex work policy, both locally and internationally.

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

  • Master 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- HIV social research, LGBTIQ+, young people, regional/rural

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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

  • Abel, Gillian, Fitzgerald, Lisa and Brunton, Cheryl (2010). Christchurch School of Medicine study: methodology and methods. In Taking the crime out of sex work: New Zealand sex workers' fight for decriminalisation (pp. 159-170) Bristol, United Kingdom: Policy Press. doi:10.1332/policypress/9781847423344.003.0010

  • Abel, Gillian, Fitzgerald, Lisa and Brunton, Cheryl (2010). Christchurch school of medicine study: Methodology and methods. In Taking the Crime out of Sex Work: New Zealand Sex Workers' Fight for Decriminalisation (pp. 159-172) : Policy Press.

  • Abel, Gillian and Fitzgerald, Lisa (2010). Conclusion. In Taking the crime out of sex work: New Zealand sex workers' fight for decriminalisation (pp. 259-264) Bristol, United Kingdom: Policy Press. doi:10.1332/policypress/9781847423344.003.0015

  • Abel, Gillian and Fitzgerald, Lisa (2010). Conclusion. In Taking the Crime out of Sex Work: New Zealand Sex Workers' Fight for Decriminalisation (pp. 259-264) : Policy Press.

  • Abel, Gillian and Fitzgerald, Lisa (2010). Decriminalisation and stigma. In Taking the crime out of sex work: New Zealand sex workers' fight for decriminalisation (pp. 239-256) Bristol, United Kingdom: Policy Press. doi:10.1332/policypress/9781847423344.003.0014

  • Abel, Gillian and Fitzgerald, Lisa (2010). Decriminalisation and stigma. In Taking the Crime out of Sex Work: New Zealand Sex Workers' Fight for Decriminalisation (pp. 239-258) : Policy Press.

  • Abel, Gillian and Fitzgerald, Lisa (2010). Introduction. In Taking the crime out of sex work: New Zealand sex workers' fight for decriminalisation (pp. 1-16) Bristol, United Kingdom: Policy Press. doi:10.1332/policypress/9781847423344.003.0001

  • Abel, Gillian and Fitzgerald, Lisa (2010). Risk and risk management in sex work post-Prostitution Reform Act: a public health perspective. In Taking the crime out of sex work: New Zealand sex workers' fight for decriminalisation (pp. 217-234) Bristol, United Kingdom: Policy Press. doi:10.1332/policypress/9781847423344.003.0013

  • Abel, Gillian and Fitzgerald, Lisa (2010). Risk and risk management in sex work post-prostitution reform act: A public health perspective. In Taking the Crime out of Sex Work: New Zealand Sex Workers' Fight for Decriminalisation (pp. 217-238) : Policy Press.

  • Fitzgerald, Lisa and Abel, Gillian (2010). The media and the Prostitution Reform Act. In Taking the crime out of sex work: New Zealand sex workers' fight for decriminalisation (pp. 197-212) Bristol, United Kingdom: Policy Press. doi:10.1332/policypress/9781847423344.003.0012

  • Fitzgerald, Lisa and Abel, Gillian (2010). The media and the prostitution reform act. In Taking the Crime out of Sex Work: New Zealand Sex Workers' Fight for Decriminalisation (pp. 197-216) : Policy Press.

Journal Article

Conference Publication

Other Outputs

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Master Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

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- HIV social research, LGBTIQ+, young people, regional/rural