Lisa has a Ph.D. from the University of Göttingen in Germany and Macquarie University in Sydney Australia. Her research focused on the Arabic Life of Antony the Great attributed to Serapion of Thmuis. She has been involved in various Coptic archaeological fieldwork projects in Egypt, and currently is leading a project to catalogue the manuscript collection at the Monastery of St Paul the Hermit at the Red Sea, Egypt.


Uncovering the Past: an Archaeology of Christian Egypt; Saints and Sinners: Women in Late Antiquity; The Lives and Times of the Desert Fathers; Ascetic Theology and the Making of a Monk in Late Antiquity; Hagiography and the Cult of the Saints.