Lisa Cornish


Lisa Cornish is a Devex Reporter based in Canberra, where she focuses on the Australian aid community. Lisa formerly worked with News Corp Australia as a data journalist for the national network and was published throughout Australia in major metropolitan and regional newspapers, including the Daily Telegraph in Melbourne, Herald Sun in Melbourne, Courier-Mail in Brisbane, and online through Lisa additionally consults with Australian government providing data analytics, reporting and visualization services. Lisa was awarded the 2014 Journalist of the Year by the New South Wales Institute of Surveyors.

Latest Articles

Supporting disability advocacy: Insights from Savina Nongebatu
12 Dec 2018

Savina Nongebatu has long been a strong voice in promoting the rights of people with disabilities in the Pacific. Nongebatu shares her insights with Devex into the challenges for disability advocacy in the region.

Q&A: Intellectual property within DFAT's innovation program
10 Dec 2018

Sarah Pearson, chief innovation officer for the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and head of innovationXchange, shares her perspectives on the role of intellectual property within aid programs.

USAID business forecast: Q1 of 2019
7 Dec 2018

The U.S. Agency for International Development's business forecast call for Q1 of 2019 has been released, and Devex has the updated data and insights to help business partners prepare for 2019.

DFAT business partnerships deliver $1.4M investment in India
30 Nov 2018

Despite Australia not having a bilateral aid program with India, it has been chosen as the focus of the latest Business Partnership Platform funding round.

Opening the conversation to indigenous agriculture
28 Nov 2018

Devex speaks to Amy Maslen-Miller, a young researcher focused on bringing Pacific indigenous agriculture together with science for the sake of food security.

Supporting women as peacemakers
26 Nov 2018

Sanam Naraghi-Anderlini, head of the International Civil Society Action Network, discusses why women are critical to the peace process.

Q&A: Robert Glasser on advocacy inside and outside the UN
23 Nov 2018

No longer required to be diplomatic, Robert Glasser, former head of the U.N. Office of Disaster Risk Reduction, can be frank in providing a real picture of the risks of climate change.

Space time: 5 key talking points at the World Geospatial Information Congress
23 Nov 2018

It's all on hands on deck to support the growing need for geospatial data and technology for the SDGs, delegates said at this week's U.N. congress on geospatial information, held in China.

Australian aid's new focus: Infrastructure finance, security, and sports
19 Nov 2018

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison last week announced an adjustment of aid to the Pacific to include a 2 billion Australian dollar ($1.46 billion) Australian Infrastructure Financing Facility for the Pacific. Devex asks experts for their thoughts.

Interactive: Is country director experience necessary to win a country director job?
16 Nov 2018

Devex analyzes the top 1,000 country director profiles among nonprofit organizations on LinkedIn to determine what experience better enables success.