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Dr. Lisa Lole

Lecturer - Psychology
School of Health, Medical and Applied Sciences
About Me

Dr Lisa Lole is currently employed as a balanced academic (Lecturer), teaching into research methods and statistics, at Central Queensland University, Australia. She has a strong understanding of research design principles, statistical analysis, mixed methods design, interviewing techniques, scientific writing, and project management.

Her research interests are varied but centre around behavioural addictions, behaviour change, and motivation psychology, more broadly; accordingly, she has also been involved in a variety of projects, spanning gambling, substance use, social media use, developmental disorders, experimental cognitive psychology, and health promotion.

The focus of her research, at present, is in problem gambling, modern technology, and the motivations for engaging with these. Lisa is motivated by conducting research that can be meaningfully translated into tangible community outcomes.

Universities Studied At

  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) - University of Wollongong
  • PhD (Psychology) - University of Wollongong

Universities Worked At

  • Central Queensland University
  • University of Western Sydney
  • University of Wollongong


  • Examiners’ Commendation for Outstanding Thesis awarded for PhD doctoral thesis
  • Best post-graduate student poster presented at the 23rd Annual Conference of the Australasian Society for Psychophysiology (2013)
  • Best post-graduate student abstract submitted for the 22nd Annual Conference of the Australasian Society for Psychophysiology, sponsored by Brain Sciences UNSW (2012)
  • Recipient of an Australian Post-graduate Award (Industry) for PhD candidature.

Media Citations
Previous teaching

Central Queensland University

  • Introduction to Data Analysis (PSYC12047)
  • Foundations of Psychological Research (PSYC11012)
  • Social Foundations of Psychology (PSYC11009)

University of Wollongong

  • Psychophysiology (PSYC352)
  • Biological Psychology and Learning (PSYC 234)
  • Foundations of Psychology A (PSYC121)
  • Foundations of Psychology B (PSYC122)
  • Introduction to Behavioural Science (PSYC101)
  • Psychology of Physical Activity (PSYC116)
  • Theory, Design and Statistics in Psychology (PSYC123)

Professional Experience

  • Reviewer for the academic journals, The Journal of Behavioural Addictions, Journal of Gambling Studies, Psychophysiology, and The International Journal of Psychophysiology
  • Convenor of 26th Annual Meeting of the Australasian Society for Psychophysiology (; 2016)
  • Mentor for the Rising Stars Program, CQUniversity Australia (2016)
  • Psychophysiology research assistant, University of Wollongong & Western Sydney University
  • Neuropharmacology research assistant, University of Wollongong
  • Social marketing research assistant with the Centre for Health Initiatives, University of Wollongong
  • Committee Member for women's health promotion charity, Raise the Gong (2009 to 2011)
  • Volunteer Caseworker with the Illawarra Multicultural Services (2007-2008)

Professional Memberships

  • Experimental Gambling Research Laboratory at CQUniversity Australia
  • Australasian Society for Psychophysiology
  • National Association for Gambling Studies
  • Building a Healthy Bundaberg Alliance


  • Course coordinator for Foundations of Psychological Research (PSYC11012)
  • Course coordinator for Introduction to Data Analysis (PSYC12047)
  • Early Career Representative on the Research Higher Degree Executive Committee, CQUniversity (2018-2019)

Research Supervision

I am currently accredited for supervision in the following:

  • 4206 Public health
  • 3901 Curriculum and Pedagogy
  • 4203 Health services and systems
  • 5203 Clinical and health psychology

At the level of Principal Supervisor

Current Capacity
I am currently unavailable to supervise more research candidates
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Research Interests
Psychology And Cognitive Sciences

Psychology - Biological Psychology (Neuropsychology, Psychopharmacology, Physiological Psychology)
My primary research interest is in the psychology and psychophysiology of gambling behaviours. I am also interested in the field of addiction more generally, as well as how various forms of addiction impact the development of young people and an individual's physical and mental health.

Psychology And Cognitive Sciences

Psychology - Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
Lisa has previously worked in the social marketing area of health promotion, through the Centre for Health Initiatives at the University of Wollongong, as well as completing her Honours thesis in the Health Psychology domain.

Psychology And Cognitive Sciences

Psychology - Psychological Methodology, Design and Analysis
Lisa's current role at Lecturer in the School of Psychology involve her teaching research design and statistics.

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