Lisa Kunde has completed a Bachelor of Arts (Humanities) and Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) at Griffith University, before completing a Master of Psychology (Health) at the University of Queensland gaining registration as a Psychologist. Lisa is a passionate scholar-practitioner. As a clinician at the Brisbane and Pine Rivers Private Hospitals, working with people struggling with psychiatric disorders including suicidality, and substance dependence and addictive behaviours, and as a Research Assistant/Clinical Interviewer at the Australian Institute for Suicide Research and Prevention (AISRAP), Griffith University, Mt Gravatt,. At AISRAP, Lisa is the research assistant for the “Influences on Farmer Suicide in Queensland and New South Wales”, an Australian Research Council (ARC) project. For this project, she conducted in-depth clinical interviews with farmers and their next-of-kin as well as the next-of-kin of a farmer who lost their life to suicide. She also travelled to rural and remote areas of Queensland to facilitate focus groups in the community.
Lisa considers it a privilege to hear people’s stories and to be a voice for those who have lost their lives to suicide and/or struggled with their mental health, and for those left behind following suicide.