Lisa is a Research Fellow for the Modern Slavery Policy and Evidence Centre, which is funded by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) Strategic Priorities Fund and led by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), in collaboration with other research councils, it brings together academics, policy-makers, businesses and civil society organisations to drive forward new studies, share knowledge, and improve collaboration both at home and overseas, to further strengthen the UK's response to modern slavery. With the support of the AHRC and the Bonavero Institute of Human Rights, Lisa works with an impressive multi-disciplinary team of academics and practitioners.
Lisa joined the University of Oxford in 2017 to undertake research into the influence and effect of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 under the supervision of Prof. Fernanda Pirie. In her research, she considers how corporations have responded to transparency measures outlined by the Act. She is a member of the Business and Human Rights team at the Bonavero Institute of Human Rights, and winner of the Busuttil Domus Prize in 2018.
Prior to joining the Faculty of Law, Lisa was an associate at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in London specialising in commercial dispute resolution and corporate investigations. She is a qualified Barrister and Solicitor in New Zealand, and a Solicitor with Higher Rights in England and Wales.
Lisa holds a Master of Laws from the University of California, Berkeley as a recipient of the Spencer Mason Scholarship, and a conjoint Bachelor of Arts and Law (Honours), from the University of Auckland.