Lisa Shipley

  • Lisa Shipley


    Contact for:
    Board and governance


Lisa Shipley is a Kamilaroi woman from North West NSW, and passionate about health, education and ensuring equity of access for rural Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Lisa currently lectures in the Discipline of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health within the School of Rural Medicine (SRM) at the University of New England. Lisa's role also includes managing and supporting the recruitment and retention of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students within the SRM through strategies under the Kruki Project. She is undertaking a MPhil researching aspects of ageing for Aboriginal people in rural NSW. Lisa is passionate about this topic to ensure the cultural safety and wellbeing of Elders and importantly the recording and preservation of cultural knowledge and oral histories.

Lisa through her role as a Director with the National Rural Womens Coalition (NRWC) strongly advocated for the rights of rural women particularly Kamilaroi women. Through this role Lisa coordinated women's gatherings to inform government and policies relating to Aboriginal women in her area. Lisa has attended the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women as a delegate of the NRWC (2018) and as a delegate of the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Women's Alliance (2013).

Professional Details

  • Diploma Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education, Australian Catholic University
  • Bachelor of Education, Australian Catholic University
  • Professional Certificate in Indigenous Research, Melbourne University
  • Company Directors Course (Not For Profit), Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD)
  • Summer Internship for Indigenous People in Genomics, Deakin University

Area of Expertise

  • Aboriginal and Torres Islander education
  • Higher education
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health
  • Women's rights and advocacy


  • Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS)
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australian Association of Gerontology (ATSIAAG)
  • Health Consumers NSW – Tamworth Local Aboriginal Lands Council (TLALC)
  • Tamworth Aboriginal Medical Service (TAMS)

Areas of current leadership enactment

  • Managing Director & Founder Rise Aboriginal Corporation
  • Board Director Originate Australia Ltd - Minimbah Project
  • CO-Chair Tamworth Maternity Consumer Committee
  • Australian Institute of Health Welfare - Aged Care Data Advisory Group member

To get in contact and engage any of the Fellows, please contact the Alumni Manager (Indigenous Leadership) at the Melbourne Poche Centre for Indigenous Health on:


Phone:             03 9035 8185