Doctor Lise Mogensen

Doctor Lise Mogensen

Senior Lecturer in Medical Education,
School of Medicine


Lise Mogensen is a senior lecturer and researcher in the School of Medicine an dmember of the Translational Health Research Institute (THRI). Leading the award winning 'Community Research Teaching Team', she convenes the ‘Community Research Projects’, a core program in the MBBS course, in which medical students learn applied research skills by completing real world projects on health issues in urban and rural communities. She is also the academic lead of program evaluation in the School of Medicine, and Chairs the School’s Evaluation Committee.

Lise is a qualitative and mixed methods researcher with a keen interest in developing inclusive research approaches with vulnerable populations. She leads an international research network focused on participatory methodologies to include vulnerable and marginalised children. Her research interests are comprised in three inter-related research programs with several active projects:

Child and youth well-being research.    

  • 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.
  • Approaches to inclusive research with marginalised and vulnerable children 

Living with disability, mental illness, and chronic illness.

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

Medical education research.

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

Lise is a qualified Occupational Therapist (BAppSc in Occupational Therapy - honours class one). She completed her PhD in the Social Justice and Social Change Research Centre, UWS (2010) with an Australian Postgraduate Award (APA).  She is a registered HDR supervisor, and a research associate with the Children's Policy Centre at the Australian National University.

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)
  • 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 Evaluation Committee
  • Medical Deans Australia & New Zealand Inherent Requirements Review Working Group


Phone: (02) 4620 3041
Location: 30.3.36

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Current Teaching Areas

  • 400811 Integrated Clinical Rotations 2

Previous Teaching Areas

  • 400861 Foundations of Medicine 1, 2013
  • 400865 Evidence-Based Practice, 2013
  • 400871 Professional Health Competencies, 2013
  • 400811 Integrated Clinical Rotations 2, 2014
  • 400861 Foundations of Medicine 1, 2014
  • 400870 Population Health and Society, 2014
  • 400862 Foundations of Medicine 2, 2014
  • 400811 Integrated Clinical Rotations 2, 2015
  • 400811 Integrated Clinical Rotations 2, 2018


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

  • 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.

Current research projects:

Children’s well-being in the context of health, illness and disability

Chief Investigator Dr Lise Mogensen, School of Medicine

Dr Jenny McDonald, School of Medicine

Dr Michel Edenborough, School of Social Science and Psychology

Dr Tobia Fattore, Department of Sociology, Macquarie University

Research on children’s perspectives on well-being rarely include children with disabilities. These children aretypically excluded from child population studies because of their disability and often perceived as beingincapable of contributing their views on issues important in their lives. Research including children withcertain impairments can be challenging and time consuming as one method will not suit all. However, there is a need for more in-depth understanding of what well-being means forchildren with disability in the context of their experiences, as their quality of life was measured significantlylower than for children generally. It is particularly important that knowledge is obtained on the immediate andlonger-term limitations, for these children, in terms of ‘usual’ child activities and experiences of childhood associated with child well-being.

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

Chief Investigator Dr Tobia Fattore, Department of Sociology, Macquarie University with

Prof Jan Mason,  School of Social Sciences and Psychology, Western Sydney University

Dr Lise Mogensen, School of Medicine, Western SydneyUniversity

A/Prof Gabrielle Drake, School of Social Sciences and Psychology, Western Sydney University

Ms Jan Falloon, School of Social Sciences and Psychology, Western Sydney University

Dr Michel Edenborough, School of Social Sciences and Psychology, Western Sydney University

MRes Candidate: Ms Rhea Tucker,  Graduate Research School, Western Sydney University

This multi-national study involves a multi-stage qualitative and participatory methodology with children 8-14 years of age. The aims of the project are to understand children’s views on their well-being in a locally oriented, multi-nationally comparative way; and to identify processes involved in researching qualitatively across regions and nations. The findings will contribute to policies related to monitoring child well-being in Australia and  globally, by identifying how contexts impact on globally applied measures of well-being. It will also identify applications of findings to university programs in which children are, fully or partially, their core business. 

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 and Jenny Mcdonald
Years: 2018-06-18 - 2020-06-18
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: Designing Interactive Technologies to Support Stroke Survivors in Rehabilitation
Field of Research:


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