Lisa is committed to contributing to the advancement of sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR), gender equality and women’s rights. Her work includes mixed methods research, capacity building and advisory work mainly in (francophone) Africa and Latin America.
Lisa’s main areas of expertise include youth and adolescents sexuality, sexual and gender-based violence, and safe abortion. Other topics of her interest include mental health and the interlinkages between climate and health. Lisa lived for several years in Latin America where she worked closely with feminist movements. In the Netherlands she has been more involved in research and policymaking from a health systems perspective. She joined KIT Royal Tropical Institute as part of the SRHR team in 2017. She is psychologist with a master’s in international organisations and a research master’s in development studies.