Recently, Lisa has been actively involved in the UNECE Convention on Long Range Transboundary Air Pollution and more recently has been involved in UNEP initiatives to investigate the role of short-lived air pollutants (SLCPs) in human health, agricultural productivity and near term climate change.

Since joining SEI in 1999 Lisa has also been involved in research activities in Asia, Africa and Latin America investigating the effects of a range of air pollutants (SO2, NOx, O3, SPM and fluorides) on both agro- and forest ecosystems with a view to investigating the subsequent impacts on social and economic systems.

Lisa enjoys an active research role in Europe, developing methodologies for use within the UNECE LRTAP Convention. This research focus continues from her PhD studies and investigates the biological, economic and social impacts of ground-level ozone on agriculture and forests. This research has lead to the revision of methods to estimate both the deposition and impacts of tropospheric ozone using flux based Critical Levels as a policy tool across Europe. Currently she is chair of UNECE CLRTAP sub-group of forest scientists from across Europe charged with the task of developing models to assess the risks caused by ground level ozone to dominant European forest species.

She has authored over 25 referred journal papers, and many book contributions, articles and reports. She is also co-editor of a book and journal special issue. She has sat on review and advisory panels for international projects, organised and hosted international workshops, has chaired and rapportuered at a many international meetings having been invited to give key note presentations and seminars at a number of international conferences.

She is also a member of the Institute of Biology Agriculture, Environment and Land Use Committee and a theme leader for IUFRO, the Global Network for Forest Science.

Work experience before SEI

  • 1996 to 1999: Post-doctoral research assistant at Imperial College Centre for Environmental Technology (ICCET)


  • PhD (Air pollution, ICCET, Imperial College, London) and BSc (Environmental Biology, University of Manchester)