Dr Lisa Wise
Senior Lecturer, Psychology
Lisa majored in psychology at Monash University in 1980, graduating with a Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree. Her PhD and post-doctoral research investigated auditory spatial coding and multisensory integration in cats, bats and owls.
As a post-doc, Lisa spent a year at the University of Queensland, a year at the City University of New York and three years at Queens University, Kingston before returning to an academic position at Monash University in 1989.
For the next eight years, Lisa was the convenor of second year psychology at Clayton campus, and pioneered the use of web-based learning within this program. With NH&MRC support, she continued her program of auditory neuroscience research and spent 6 months with her young family as a Visiting Scholar at New York University.
At the end of 1997, Lisa left her academic position to spend more time with her young children, and undertook a Masters of Technology at RMIT to formalise her growing knowledge of web and internet technologies.
In 2001, she returned to Monash University in a technical role with the web resources and development team, and project-managed the implementation of a campus-wide Learning Management System (WebCT).
In 2003, she moved into an academic role as the head of an Online Learning Unit in the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences aimed at developing online courses for postgraduate professional development. During this time, she was appointed as the Director of a Melbourne Monash Collaboration in Educational Technologies project investigating learning management system governance in universities.
Since 2006, Lisa has been a contract researcher at the Defence Science and Technology Organisation investigating cognitive factors and use of synthetic training environments in pilot training. She also worked on an ARC-funded project at Monash University looking at use of digital technologies in Year 10 students.
Lisa's children are now old enough to fend for themselves, so Lisa is happy to be returning to academia where she can engage in two of her favourite activities - teaching and research.
BSc(Hons)(Monash), PhD(Monash), M.Tech(Internet and Web Computing)(RMIT)
- Member of the Australian Psychological Society
- Member of the Computer Human Interaction Special Interest Group (CHISIG)
- Member of the Australian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education
- Registered by the Psychologists Registration Board of Victoria
Research Areas of Interest & Activities:
- Cognitive factors in skilled performance and expertise (including spatial awareness and temporal compression)
- The use of simulation and virtual reality environments in training and education (particularly in aviation and medical settings)
- The impact of digital technologies, social networking and portable personal communication tools on concepts of identity, risk and trust
- Physical, cognitive and self-efficacy effects of martial arts training
- Sensory, perceptual and cognitive processes
- Digital technologies and online tools for teaching and learning
- Models of decision-making and expert skilled performance
- Use of simulation and serious gaming in education
- PSS110 (OUA teaching period 3)