Lisanne is an Associate Professor in Community Nutrition in the Division of Human Nutrition, Department of Global Health, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Stellenbosch University. She is dually registered as dietitian and nutritionist with the Health Professions Council of South Africa.
Her field of experience and research focus is in Public Health Nutrition with a special interest in the environment that affects Maternal, Infant and Young Child Nutrition (MIYCN). This includes policy, governance, advocacy and leadership issues as well as health and nutrition promotion, with a focus on the first 1000 days of life.
Lisanne currently lectures postgraduate modules to nutrition students and undergraduate modules to dietetic and medical students. Furthermore, she provides study leadership for undergraduate and postgraduate research projects. She is active in various committees and working groups with a link to social impact, among other, the Western Cape Government, Department of Health: Nutrition Sub-Directorate - Infant and Young Child Feeding Technical Working group.