Lisa Gillinder completed her medical training at the University of Queensland. She undertook her neurology training in Brisbane and was the first Epilepsy Fellow at the Mater Advanced Epilepsy Unit. She is a clinician researcher working at the Mater and Princess Alexandra Hospitals with an interest in novel approaches to epilepsy diagnosis and management. Lisa completed her MPhil in MR Spectroscopy and is currently completing her PhD in defining the diagnostic features of autoimmune epilepsy. Her work was recently recognised by receipt of awards from the Australian Society for Medical Research and Women in Technology association. She is also a recipient of the Betty McGrath Fellowship and Brain Foundation Research award.