Lisa began her nursing career at Altnagelvin hospital in Derry, Northern Ireland in 1991 and gained experience within both primary and secondary care before completing her BSc (Hons) in Specialist Nursing Practice in diabetes in 2006 and Nurse Independent Prescriber in 2011.
In 2009 Lisa returned to Altnagelvin to begin her diabetes career as a Diabetes Specialist Nurse, providing care to inpatients, outpatients and antenatal services. She developed an insulin pump service within the trust and participated in a regional group to standardise criteria and documentation for pump services with NI. She was involved in setting up a DSN led antenatal clinic for women with gestational diabetes.
In 2017 Lisa moved to Ulster University as a lecturer in nursing and is Pathway Lead for Specialist Practice Qualification in diabetes, the diabetes short course and Non-medical prescribing. Although now working in education she remains active within diabetes as a member of the NI Diabetes Network, the Regional Diabetes Specialist Nurses Forum NI, the Northern Ireland Advisory Council for Diabetes UK and the NI representative on the TREND committee.