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Lisa Zipparo

Lisa has completed a Masters of Clinical Neuropsychology and has worked in the area of physical and intellectual disabilities and acquired brain injury. In addition to over a decade of working as a psychologist and specialist interviewer, Lisa spent six years at the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) researching criminal and corrupt behaviour. Lisa has also conducted research on schizophrenia and first-episode psychosis and has published papers in peer-recognised journals. Lisa’s interest areas include the neuropsychological markers of schizophrenia and anxiety disorders.

Tertiary Qualifications

Master of Clinical Neuropsychology, Macquarie University 2007

BSc (Psych, Hons 1), University of NSW 1989


Zipparo, L., Whitford, T.J., et al (2008) Investigating the neuropsychological and neuroanatomical changes that occur over the first 2-3 years of illness in patients with first-episode schizophrenia. Progress in Neuro-psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry, Volume 32, Issue 2, pages 531-538.

Zipparo, L. (1999) Encouraging Public Sector Employees to Report Workplace Corruption. Australian Journal of Public Administration, Volume 58, Issue 2, pages 83–93.

Zipparo, L. (1999) Factors which deter public officials from reporting corruption. Crime, Law and Social Change. Volume 30, Number 3, pages 273-287.

Zipparo, L. and Gibson, J. (1994) Study of the actual and potential utilization of autologous blood donation in four Central Sydney Area hospitals. Journal of Quality in Clinical Practice, Volume 14, Issue 2, pages 65-77.

Gibson, J. and Zipparo, L. (1993) Autologous Predeposit Blood Donation in Pregnancy – a Perspective. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Volume 33, Issue 3, pages 276–279.

Conference Papers

Lisa Zipparo. Why people don’t report corruption: Barriers to the success of the NSW Protected Disclosures Act. 12th Annual Conference for the Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology, 8-11 July 1997, Griffith University, Queensland

Work History

2011- : Clinical Neuropsychology Registrar
Dr Susan Pulman and Associates, Forensic and Clinical Neuropsychologists

2001-2010: Senior Research Director Government and Social Research
Taverner Research

2000-2001: State Evaluation Manager Drug Summit Programs
Office of Drug Policy, NSW Cabinet Office

1995-2000: Research Officer
Independent Commission Against Corruption

1991-1995: Research Manager – Clinical Quality Improvement Unit
Central Sydney Area Health Service

1989-1991: Psychologist
Spastic Centre of NSW

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