Dr Lise Barry is the Deputy Dean of Macquarie Law School and a founding member of the Australian Research Network on Law and Ageing. Lise's research focuses on the intersection between law and ageing, with a particular focus on the rights of older Australians and the legal decision-making capacity of older people, including those with a diagnosis of dementia. Lise's PhD examined how lawyers assess the legal decision-making capacity of their clients and included empirical research centred on complaints made to the NSW Office of the Legal Services Commission. Her current research is centered on the topics of supported decision-making, guardianship, powers of attorney, elder abuse and the legal decision-making rights of people with dementia..
Lise is an accredited mediator and member of the Elder Mediation Australasian Network, a member of the Australian Gerontological Association, and also works as a Guardian Ad Litem, supporting people with cognitive impairments to access NSW Courts and Tribunals.