Lisa is a senior lecturer at Victoria University of Wellington’s Faculty of Education, teaching in the early childhood education degree programs. She has been involved in early childhood education for many years – as a kindergarten teacher, a senior teacher, and as a professional development adviser. She is also an artist.
Lisa’s research interests focus on exploring how visual art can be used to enhance the thinking, communication and multi-literacy skills of young children. She also has a keen interest in social and cultural diversity and how teachers can meet the needs of diverse communities. Her PhD research is examining early childhood access to and use of art museums and galleries in New Zealand.