Dr. Lisa McLoughlin completed her Ph.D. in December 2020 from the University of Limerick. This was supported by the Irish Research Council through the Post Graduate Scholarship. She is currently Head of Dance in the Arts Council of Ireland.
In April 2019, she created and performed The Kindness of Strangers, produced and commissioned by LIVE COLLISION, where she walked with 184 people four cities in Ireland, relying on the kindness of strangers.  In 2018 she was the lead artist and creator of The Autonomy Project, a multi-genre project encompassing the work of over 100 younger people, artists, and academics through performance, installation, and symposium 2018. This project was funded by the Arts Council of Ireland through the Invitation to Collaboration scheme in conjunction with the Limerick Arts office. 
Trained at the Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance, London. Lisa has performed 
extensively across the globe with the Liz Roche Dance Company, Daghdha, Coisceim, Marguerite Donlon, Citog, IMDT, and Opera Ireland.
Her choreographies include Tender hooks of honesty (winner of the Jane Snow Award), Fourtold, Below the Tide, ANIMA, and Scaramouche. Previous member of the board of the Liz Roche Company and the board of the Dublin Dance Festival. Lisa has been an active member of the dance community in Ireland and internationally for over 20 years. A passionate advocate for dance and its development through pedagogy and performance. She has been continuously developing her teaching practice through additional training in Yoga, Pilates, and Body-Mind Centering®. Previously a lecturer and researcher in Dance at the Irish World Academy she holds a first-class honours MA thesis in Dance combining Dance and Psychology an Arts Practice Ph.D.