Associate Professor Lise Mogensen

Associate Professor Lise Mogensen

Associate Professor in Medical Education,
School of Medicine


Associate Professor Lise Mogensen is a medical educator and researcher in the School of Medicine, and a core member of the Translational Health Research Institute (THRI). She has a PhD in Social Justice (Disability Studies, Childhood sociology) and BAppSc Occupational Therapy (Honour class 1) both from Western Sydney University.

She is the academic lead in Disability Studies and Inclusive Education, Head of Program Evaluation, and co-Chairs the Joint Program in Medicine Quality and Evaluation Committee.

She was the foundation Convenor of the Doctor of Medicine (MD) Project, and Chair of the MD Project committee. 

Lise specialises in research education, equity, diversity and inclusion, with special focus on disability inclusion in higher education.  Her research is mostly qualitative and mixed methods, using co-design, inclusive & participatory methodologies. Her research spans critical disability studies, childhood sociology, health sociology, program evaluation, medical and health professional education. She is passionate about translational research leading toward social justice, inclusion, and participation for and with children, young people, and adults with disability.                                                                                                                                       

Currently her research projects are comprised in three inter-related research programs:

1- Disability justice and experiences across the lifespan: 


2 - Child and youth well-being research. 


  • Children’s understandings of well-being (CUWB): A multi-national qualitative investigation
  • Participatory well-being research with children with intellectual disability 
  • Children's well-being during Covid 19 pademic
  • Understanding of well-being by children in Out of Home Care. 

3 - Medical and Health Professional Education Research.


  • Disability Inclusive Medical Education and Practice.
  • Widening access to and participation in the Health professions.
  • Professional identity, preparedness and transition to practice.
  • Medical student well-being.

This information has been contributed by Associate Professor Mogensen.


  • PHD University of Western Sydney
  • BAppSc(OT)Honours University of Western Sydney

Professional Memberships

  • Australia New Zealand Association for Health Professional Educators (2020)
  • International Sociological Assocation (2020)
  • The Australian Sociological Association (2009)


  • UWS University Medal for Outstanding Scholarship 2006-05-03
  • Australian Postgraduate Award (APA) 2005-12-12
  • WSU Excellence in Teaching Award 2017 2017-12-06
  • Senior Fellow Higher Education Academy (SFHEA) 2022-08-25


  • Critical Disability Studies
  • Child health and well-being
  • Co-design and participatory methods
  • Health Sociology
  • Medical Education
  • Mental Health
  • Qualitative and Innovative Research Methodologies
  • Student welfare and wellbeing

Organisational Unit (School / Division)

  • School of Medicine


  • International Council for Disability Inclusive Medical Education
  • International Sociology Association, Sociology of Childhood Research Committee Board
  • Medical Deans Australia New Zealand Disability Support Special Interest Group
  • Joint Program in Medicine Quality and Evaluation Committee


Phone: (02) 4620 3041
Location: 30.3.25

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Previous Teaching Areas

  • MEDI3001 Applied Clinical Sciences 1, 2023
  • MEDI7063 Applied Clinical Sciences 2, 2023


Chapters in Books

  • Mason, J., Fattore, T., Mogensen, L., Falloon, J. and Drake, G. (2023), 'Greta Thunberg's climate activism : challenging generational and economic power', A Handbook of Children and Young People's Participation: Conversations for Transformational Change, Routledge 9781032008714.
  • Drake, G., Falloon, J., Fattore, T., Felton, R., Mason, J. and Mogensen, L. (2022), 'Children's standpoint on vulnerability : implications for social work practice with children and young people', Handbook of Children's Risk, Vulnerability and Quality of Life: Global Perspectives, Springer 9783031017827.
  • Drake, G., Mason, J., Fattore, T., Mogensen, L., Falloon, J., Edenborough, M. and Felton, R. (2021), 'School and well-being : education, self-determination and adult-imposed aspirations', Children's Concepts of Well-being: Challenges in International Comparative Qualitative Research, Springer 9783030671662.
  • Bowman, J., Mogensen, L. and Lannin, N. (2017), 'Writing occupation-focused goals', Occupational Therapy for People Experiencing Illness, Injury or Impairment: Promoting Occupation and Participation, Elsevier 9780702054464.

Journal Articles

  • Fattore, T., Drake, G., Falloon, J., Mason, J. and Mogensen, L. (2023), 'Disruption, slowness, and collective effervescence : children's perspectives on COVID-19 lockdowns', International Journal on Child Maltreatment: Research, Policy and Practice, vol 6, no 3 , pp 393 - 413.
  • Edmiston, N., Hu, W., Tobin, S., Bailey, J., Joyce, C., Cockrell Reed, K. and Mogensen, L. (2023), '"You're actually part of the team" : a qualitative study of a novel transitional role from medical student to doctor', BMC Medical Education, vol 23 .
  • Mogensen, L., Drake, G., McDonald, J. and Sharp, N. (2023), '[In Press] Young people with intellectual disability speak out about life after school : "I want to do more in life than just... be a disability person"', Journal of Intellectual and Developmental Disability, .
  • Monrouxe, L., Hockey, P., Khanna, P., Klinner, C., Mogensen, L., O'Mara, D., Roach, A., Tobin, S. and Davids, J. (2021), 'Senior medical students as assistants in medicine in COVID-19 crisis : a realist evaluation protocol', BMJ Open, vol 11, no 9 .
  • Pittman, J., Mogensen, L., Brannstrom, M., Chan, W. and Morrison, N. (2020), 'Uterus transplantation : perspectives of Australian women with absolute uterine factor infertility regarding desirability and utility', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, vol 60, no 2 , pp 264 - 270.
  • Byrnes, C., Ganapathy, V., Lam, M., Mogensen, L. and Hu, W. (2020), 'Medical student perceptions of curricular influences on their wellbeing : a qualitative study', BMC Medical Education, vol 20 .
  • Mogensen, L., McDonald, J. and Mason, J. (2020), 'Beyond glitter and glue : the significance of context in including children with intellectual disability in well-being research', Social Work and Society, vol 18, no 3 .
  • Drake, G., Edenborough, M., Falloon, J., Fattore, T., Felton, R., Mason, J. and Mogensen, L. (2019), 'Is there a place for children as emotional beings in child protection policy and practice?', International Journal of Emotional Education, vol 11, no 1 , pp 115 - 134.
  • Mogensen, L. and Hu, W. (2019), '"A doctor who really knows..." : a survey of community perspectives on medical students and practitioners with disability', BMC Medical Education, vol 19 .
  • Shrewsbury, D., Mogensen, L. and Hu, W. (2018), 'Problematizing medical students with disabilities : a critical policy analysis', MedEdPublish, vol 7, no 1 .
  • Kwan, J., Crampton, R., Mogensen, L., Weaver, R., Vleuten, C. and Hu, W. (2016), 'Bridging the gap : a five stage approach for developing specialty-specific entrustable professional activities', BMC Medical Education, vol 16, no 1 .
  • Mogensen, L. and Mason, J. (2015), 'The meaning of a label for teenagers negotiating identity : experiences with autism spectrum disorder', Sociology of Health and Illness, .
  • Bowman, J., Mogensen, L., Marsland, E. and Lannin, N. (2015), 'The development, content validity and inter-rater reliability of the SMART-Goal Evaluation Method : a standardised method for evaluating clinical goals', Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, vol 62, no 6 , pp 420 - 427.

Conference Papers

  • Mogensen, L. (2019), 'Involving children with intellectual disability in child well-being research : an inclusive methodological approach', International Conference on Child Maltreatment and Well-being, Berlin, Germany.

Other Publications

  • 2023, 'Leading Disability Research and Workforce Development: A Western Sydney Collaboration', Report
  • 2023, 'People with Disability Transitioning from Prison and Their Pathways into Homelessness', Report
  • 2023, 'The Double Bind: Care Transition Experiences of Ageing Informal Carers and People with Disability in Minority Migrant Communities', Report

Current research projects:

Disability inclusion in medical education and practice - program

  • Barriers and facilitators to training and practice experienced by doctors and medical students with disability
    • Giselle Gallego (UNDA), Lise Mogensen
    • MD students WSU and UNDA
  • Are health professional educators prepared for inclusive education? (Funded by ANZAHPE via UNDA) 
    • Giselle Gallego (UNDA), Chris Forlin, Kim Bulkeley (USYD), Lise Mogensen, Dinesh Palipana, Claudia Ng (UNDA)

Widening access to medicine: A realist evaluation of Selection Pathways in ANZ Medical Schools - 2023-2024 (Funded by UCAT via UWA)

WAQR research team: Prof Sandra Carr (UWA), A/Prof Lise Mogensen, A/ Prof Rebecca Olson (UQ),Prof Wendy Hu, Dr Nicole Shepherd (UQ), A/Prof Alexia Peña (UoA), Dr Sarah Hyde (CSU), 

Dr Ryan Dashwood, Prof Jennifer Cleland, Nanyang Technological University, A/Prof Phillip Roberts, UoC, A/Prof Christina Ho (UTS), Dr Scott McCoombe (UWA)

Care transitions for ageing carers and family members with a disability in minoritymigrant communities in Western Sydney - 2022-2023

ADCaT Team: Dr Daniel Doh, Rohini Balram, Prof Karen Soldatic, A/Prof Nichole Georgeou, A/Prof Lise Mogensen, 

Transition to adult life after school: Young people with intellectual disability (Funded by the Endeavour Foundation)

Team: A/Prof Lise Mogensen, Prof Gabrielle Drake, Dr Jenny McDonald, Dr Nicole, Sharp

Children’s understandings of well-being (CUWB): A multi-national qualitative investigation since 2015

Australian research team: Dr Tobia Fattore (MQ),  Prof Jan Mason,  Prof Gabrielle Drake, A/Prof Lise Mogensen, Jan Falloon, Dr Michel Edenborough, Dr Samia Michail


  • The meaning of well-being for children living with disability
  • Children's experiences of well-being and the Covid-19 pandemic
  • Children in out of home care understanding and experiences of well-being

This information has been contributed by Associate Professor Mogensen.

Current Projects

Title: Widening access to medicine: A realist evaluation of Selection Pathways in ANZ Medical Schools [via University of Western Australia]
  • University Clinical Aptitude Test for Australia and New Zealand
Western Researchers: Lise Mogensen
Years: 2023-01-01 - 2024-08-30
ID: P00028860

Previous Projects

Title: Medical students and doctors with disabilities in the Australian health care system
  • University of Western Sydney
Western Researchers: Lise Mogensen and Wendy Hu
Years: 2014-09-16 - 2016-12-31
ID: P00022357
Title: Navigating the transition from school to adult disability services: Experiences of young people with intellectual disability
  • Endeavour Foundation
Western Researchers: Lise Mogensen, Jenny Mcdonald, Gabrielle Drake and Nicole Sharp
Years: 2018-06-18 - 2021-12-31
ID: P00025045
Title: People with disability transitioning from prison and their pathways into homelessness
  • Attorney General's Department
Western Researchers: Elizabeth Conroy, Lise Mogensen, Penny Abbott and Aunty Kerrie Doyle
Years: 2021-07-26 - 2022-04-29
ID: P00027534


Current Supervision

Thesis Title: An Examination of Outcome Trajectories for Public Mental Health Inpatient Participants of a Brief Transdiagnostic Group Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) Intervention for Serious Mental Illness (SMI)
Field of Research:

Previous Supervision

Thesis Title: Widening Access to the Medical and Health Professions
Field of Research:

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