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Lisa McKay-Brown

Senior Lecturer
Melbourne Graduate School Of Education
Reasonable adjustments; schooling
School refusal; intervention studies
Functional assessment; intervention studies
science & technology
life sciences & biomedicine
mental health
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Lisa McKay-Brown

Melbourne Graduate School Of Education
Primary Interest
School attendance issues
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Lisa McKay-Brown


Dr Lisa McKay-Brown is a senior lecturer at the Melbourne Graduate School of Education at the University of Melbourne. Lisa has over 25 years experience working in education, including primary, secondary and special education settings, and specialist alcohol and other drug services.

She is particularly interested in how students with mental health disorders and other disabilities are marginalised by education settings and how this can be challenged. Her current research projects focus on school refusal, working with behaviours of concern, and the implementation of inclusive education frameworks in schools in South America. She has particular interests in tiered responses to school attendance issues, and interdisciplinary interventions for school refusal.

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Honours, Awards and Fellowships


Excellence and Prevention in Education for the MakingtheLink project

Alcohol and Drug Foundation





Senior Lecturer

Melbourne Graduate School Of Education

Professional Member

Association for Positive Behavior Support (APBS)

My Country Co-Host

International Network for School Attendance (INSA)

Sig Member: Critical Educators For Social Justice; Sig Member: Paulo Freire Sig

American Educational Research Association (APBS)

Co-Leader: Promote And Sustain Focus Group

Association for Positive Behaviour Support Australia (APBSA)


Doctor of Philosophy

University of Melbourne

Master of Education

University of Melbourne

Bachelor of Arts (Social Sciences)

Monash University

Diploma of Teaching (Primary)

Victoria College