Lisa has a Ph.D. from the University of Göttingen in Germany (summa cum laude), and Macquarie University in Sydney Australia. Her dissertation was on the Arabic Life of Antony the Great attributed to Serapion of Thmuis, in manuscripts at the Red Sea monasteries. She also holds two Master degrees from Macquarie University in Egyptology and Coptic Studies. Lisa has been involved in various Coptic archaeological fieldwork projects in Egypt, including at the Baramūs Monastery in Wādī al-Naṭrūn, and the Monastery of St Macarius the Great in Wādī al-Naṭrūn.
Uncovering the Past: an Archaeology of Christian Egypt; Saints and Sinners: Women in Late Antiquity; The Life and Times of the Desert Fathers; Ascetic Theology and the Making of a Monk in Late Antiquity.