Lisa Lampe is a Conjoint Associate Professor in Psychiatry at the University of Newcastle and a Specialist Coordinator of Training for the Hunter New England RANZCP Psychiatry training program. In her role as a Staff Specialist (Academic) in the Hunter New England LHD, she established a teaching clinic treating anxiety disorders. Lisa has also been a part-time member of the Mental Health Review Tribunal since 2002.
Lisa’s areas of expertise are in cognitive behaviour therapy, anxiety disorders and medical education. She has also led research into professional boundaries, stress and burnout funded in 2020 by a grant from the Avant Foundation. She completed her PhD (USyd) on avoidant personality disorder and social phobia. She is a co-author of textbooks The Treatment of Anxiety Disorders (Cambridge University Press), The Sydney Handbook of Anxiety Disorders, The Sydney Textbook of Psychiatry, and has written books for a general audience including Depression: Lifting the Cloud (with Christine Read) and Take Control of Your Worry (Sydney University Press). She is one of the authors of the RANZCP Clinical Practice Guidelines for the treatment of panic disorder, social anxiety disorder and generalized anxiety disorder.
Lisa has worked in both private and public clinical practice. Leadership roles have included Coordinator of teaching for Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine (Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney), Program Convenor of the Joint Medical Program (Universities of Newcastle and New England), Deputy Head, School of Medicine and Public Health (University of Newcastle) and Chair, Committee for Examinations (RANZCP).