Lisa Mundy

Program Lead | Longitudinal Study of Australian Children

Longitudinal Research

Dr Lisa Mundy has a background in developmental psychology and has expertise in lifecourse epidemiology. She also has experience in developing strategies for participant and community engagement, and translating research outcomes into service delivery improvements. Lisa’s primary research focus is on understanding the psychological, behavioural and biological underpinnings of mental health problems, with the ultimate goal of developing novel approaches to prevention and intervention. Within this area of work, she is particularly interested in developmental transitions and specifically the transition from childhood to adolescence. She also has a particular interest in the interface between health and education.

Dr Lisa Mundy leads and coordinates the teams across AIFS working in relation to the content, methodology and fieldwork activities for the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children (LSAC), as well as the data management and release, and data analysis and publications. Lisa has worked across a number of longitudinal studies; most recently she established and lead the Childhood to Adolescence Transition Study (CATS), based at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute.


BSc (Hons) (University of Reading, UK), PhD (Cardiff University, UK)