Lisa Gormley qualified as a solicitor in 1999, and was awarded a Masters Degree in International Human Rights Law by the University of Essex in 2000.
From 2000 to 2014 Lisa served as a legal adviser at Amnesty International's International Secretariat, mostly specialising in women's rights in international law. During this time, she participated in the negotiation of the Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, adopted in 2002, and the Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence, which was adopted in 2011.
Since leaving Amnesty International, Lisa has been teaching the module on women's human rights law on the LLM program at Essex University (2015 and 2016). She has also written the Practitioners' Guide on Women's Access to Justice for Gender Based Violence (PDF) as a consultant for the International Commission of Jurists, published on International Women's Day, 8 March 2016.