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Lisi is a Lecturer in Medical Education at the Centre for Medical Education (CME), School of Medicine, University of Dundee. Lisi qualified as a physiotherapist in 1993, specialising in neurology. She joined academia in 2001 as a Lecturer in physiotherapy at Queen Margaret University. Her interest in health professions education then brought her to the Clinical Skills Centre at Ninewells hospital, working there 2008-2010.

Lisi was awarded a PhD scholarship by the Scottish Medical Education Research Consortium (SMERC) and undertook her doctoral studies within CME 2012-2015. She graduated in 2015 with a thesis entitled: “Conceptualising, narrating and enacting leadership in the inter-professional healthcare workplace: a study of complexity using qualitative methods.”

Following this, Lisi worked as a post-doctoral research fellow at the Centre for Medical Education at the University of Dundee exploring doctors’ trainee-trained transitions before moving to St Andrews School of Management in 2016 as an associate lecturer in Management. Lisi re-joined the medical school in August 2019.


Lisi is lead for healthcare educational research activities within CME. Her key areas of research and teaching interest are: healthcare leadership; professional identity development; educational and life transitions; and equality, diversity and inclusion.

She is interested in innovative research methodologies and has done projects using video-reflexive ethnography and longitudinal audio-diaries. She is principal and co-investigator for several research grants, most recently focused on doctors’ transitions and knowledge mobilisation in healthcare. In recognition of her research contribution, she holds honorary appointments at Monash Centre for Scholarship in Healthcare Education and within the School of Management at the University of St Andrews.

She also represents University of Dundee Medical School on the SMERC board (having previously served as an Associate Director). She currently supervises three PhD students in the fields of: knowledge and practice; leadership in intensive care units; and leadership succession.

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Masters of Medical Education

Lisi is the lead for the MMEd modules: Professionalism in Medical Education; Leadership in Healthcare and Healthcare Education. She is deputy lead for Educational Support and Resilience.

Lisi also supervises several Masters dissertation students with varied areas of interest.