A/Prof Lisa Law is a geographer with interests in the politics of urban spaces in Southeast Asia and tropical Australia. Her research crosses a broad spectrum of social and urban issues, including: the changing meanings of public space, embodied experiences of migration and the governance of the tropical built environment.
Lisa is currently developing two research projects in the field of tropical urban design. The first traces the history and current governance of tropical architecture/urban design in Northern Australia (projects include Tropical Sustainable Design Case Studies, Ingham CBD Master-planning). The second traces how this knowledge might be put to use in the disaster field in Southeast Asia (see Resilience in Monsoon Asia).
Lisa is Editor of Asia Pacific Viewpoint, a Wiley journal publishing articles in geography and allied disciplines about the region. Prior to commencing her appointment at James Cook University, she was employed at the Australian National University, the University of Western Sydney, the National University of Singapore and the University of St Andrews in Scotland.