Doctor Lise Mogensen

Doctor Lise Mogensen

Senior Lecturer In Medical Education,
School of Medicine

Senior Lecturer In Medical Education,
School of Medicine


Lise Mogensen is a senior lecturer and researcher in the School of Medicine, and member of the Translational Health Research Institute (THRI).In the School of Medicine, she leads the award winning 'Community Research Teaching Team', and convenes the ‘Community Research Projects’, an applied research skills program core to the MBBS course, in which medical students complete community engaged projects on health issues in urban and rural communities. She is also the academic lead of MD projects, academic lead of program evaluation and co-Chair of the School of Medicine Evaluation Committee. She is a qualified Occupational Therapist with a PhD from the Social Justice and Social Change Research Centre, UWS. 

Lise is a registered HDR supervisor and welcomes inquiries from potential honours, masters and PhD students. 

Lise is a qualitative and mixed methods researcher with a keen interest in developing inclusive methodologies in research with vulnerable populations. She researches issues related to social justice, inclusion and participation for children and young people, and experiences of living with disability, mental illness and/or Chronic Illness. Her research experience span critical disability studies, childhood sociology, health sociology, program evaluation and medical education. Her current research projects are comprised in three inter-related research programs:

Child and youth well-being research.   

  • Approaches to inclusive research with marginalised and vulnerable children 
  • Multinational research on children’s understandings of well-being across nations and regions.
  • Well-being and quality of life, children and young people living with disability and chronic illness.

Living with disability, mental illness, and chronic illness.

  • Transition from school to adult services for young people with intellectual disability.
  • Life transitions, Diagnosis and Identity.
  • Children with autism, children with intellectual disability – access to health care and services.
  • Experiences with and perspectives on the NDIS.

Medical and Health Professional Education Research.

  • Medical student well-being.
  • Health, Illness and Disability in the Health Professions.
  • Experiences of medical students with disability or mental health problems.
  • Structures of support in medical education, and transition to medical practice.
  • Program evaluation.

This information has been contributed by Doctor 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 - 2019)


  • 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


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

Organisational Unit (School / Division)

  • School of Medicine
  • School of Medicine


  • The Australian Sociology Association
  • WSU School of Medicine Evaluation Committee
  • MDANZ Inherent Requirements Review Group
  • WSU OPSS Research Support Working Group


Phone: (02) 4620 3041
Location: 30.3.36

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Previous Teaching Areas

  • 400811 Integrated Clinical Rotations 2, 2014
  • 400811 Integrated Clinical Rotations 2, 2015
  • 400811 Integrated Clinical Rotations 2, 2018
  • 400811 Integrated Clinical Rotations 2, 2019
  • 400862 Foundations of Medicine 2, 2014
  • 400870 Population Health and Society, 2014


Chapters in Books

  • 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

  • Pittman, J., Mogensen, L., Brannstrom, M., Chan, W. and Morrison, N. (2020), '[In Press] Uterus transplantation : perspectives of Australian women with absolute uterine factor infertility regarding desirability and utility', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, .
  • 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 & 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 in the context of health, illness and disability: Developing child inclusive research methods  

Lise Mogensen, Jenny McDonald, Michel Edenborough, Tobia Fattore, Jan Mason

Children's Worlds: A multi-national qualitative investigation of children's well-being

Tobia Fattore, Jan Mason,  Lise Mogensen, Jan Falloon, Gabrielle Drake, Michel Edenborough, Rhea Tucker

Previous projects:

Technology and team communication: A qualitative study on the use of communication technologies at the transition to graduate medical practice

MBBS Honours Candidate: Ms A. Linganathan,  School of Medicine, Western Sydney University

Supervisor panel: Hu, W.; Mogensen, L.

Medical students and mental health – Identifying strategies to support students 

BMedRes candidate: Robert McElroy, School of Medicine, Western Sydney University

Supervisor panel: Mogensen, L; Hu, W. 

This information has been contributed by Doctor Mogensen.

Current Projects

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 - 2021-01-31
ID: P00025045

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


Previous Supervision

Thesis Title: Predictive Analytics Framework for Electronic Health Records with Machine Learning Advancements
Field of Research:


Title: Teaching Excellence Award
Description: Western Sydney University Award
Title: Google Scholar Profile
Description: Citations

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