Associate Professor Lise Mogensen

Associate Professor Lise Mogensen

Associate Professor in Medical Education,
School of Medicine


Lise Mogensen is a medical educator and researcher in the School of Medicine, and member of the Translational Health Research Institute (THRI). She is a qualified Occupational Therapist and holds a PhD in Social Justice (Disability, Childhood). 

Lise is the Convenor of the Doctor of Medicine (MD) Project and Chair of the MD Project committee. 

She is a qualitative and mixed methods researcher specialising co-design, inclusive & participatory research methodologies. Her research experience span critical disability studies, childhood sociology, health sociology, program evaluation and medical education.

Her key interests are social justice, inclusion, and participation for children, young people, and adults with disability.

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

Disability justice and experiences across the lifespan, including life transitions, participation, diagnosis and identity, experiences with health care and disability services.


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 childre in Out of Home Care. 

Medical and Health Professional Education Research.


  • Inclusive approaches to disability in medical education and practice.
  • Widening 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

  • International Society for Child Indicators (2019 - 2021)
  • Australia New Zealand Association for Health Professional Educators (2019 - 2021)
  • The Australian Sociological Association (2009)


  • WSU Excellence in Teaching Award 2017 2017-12-06
  • UWS University Medal for Outstanding Scholarship 2006-05-03
  • Australian Postgraduate Award (APA) 2005-12-12


  • Critical Disability Studies
  • Child health and well-being
  • Health Sociology
  • Medical Education
  • Mental Health
  • Participatory Research and Design
  • Qualitative and Innovative Research Methodologies
  • Student welfare and wellbeing

Organisational Unit (School / Division)

  • School of Medicine


  • International Council for Disability Inclusive Medical Education
  • School of Medicine Evaluation committee
  • MD Project Committee


Phone: (02) 4620 3041
Location: 30.3.25

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Current Teaching Areas

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


Chapters in Books

  • 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

  • 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.

Current research projects:

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

Australian research team: Tobia Fattore (Macquarie U), Jan Mason,  Lise Mogensen, Jan Falloon, Gabrielle Drake, Michel Edenborough, Rhea Felton

Children’s understandings of well-being in the context of health, illness and disability: Developing child inclusive research methods

 Lise Mogensen, Jenny McDonald, Jan Mason

This information has been contributed by Associate Professor Mogensen.

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)
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