Dr Lisa Ewenson

Dr Lisa Ewenson

Research Associate

BA (Hons 1st) / LLB (Hons) - University of Melbourne 

BSW - Charles Sturt University

MA SocSci (IntDev) - RMIT


Arts, Design & Architecture
School of Built Environment

Lisa Ewenson has worked in social work and legal roles for over twenty years. Her professional work has centred upon the protection and promotion of human rights in both youth justice detention and immigration detention settings, with a particular focus on the rights of children and young people. Lisa's doctoral research involved narrative inquiry with young people recently released from youth justice detention in NSW. Lisa's current research is concerned with disaster recovery for marginalised groups across Australia, with a current focus on the right to adequate housing as well as the role of social work in disaster recovery processes.

Level 3 Anita Lawrence Building

Australian Government Research Training Program. PhD Scholarship 2018 - 2022

Persia Porter Award. Australian Red Cross 2015


Admitted as a legal practitioner to the Supreme Court of the Northern Territory.

Member of the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW).