Dr Lisa Hackett is a qualified radiographer and sonographer and holds a PhD (Medicine) UNSW, Master’s degree (Medicine)UNSW, a Fellowship of Ultrasound(ASA) and is an accredited medical sonographer(ASAR). She has been actively involved in MSK ultrasound since 1993.

She began her career in Sydney working with hand surgeons and was a pioneer in the establishment of MSK ultrasound and protocols n Sports Medicine imaging and research. She now works in the field of Orthopaedics, Sports medicine, Rheumatology, Fertility and Facial Aesthetics ultrasound.

She is an experienced, passionate and well-respected educator and mentor in MSK ultrasound and facial aesthetics presents both Nationally and Internationally. Lisa facilitates introductory and advanced facial ultrasound educational courses for injectors in aesthetics.

She is actively involved in research and has presented her work at the American Academy Orthopeadic Surgery(2015) and Orthopeadic Research Society (2016) meetings where she presented “Are the symptoms of Calcific tendonitis due to neoinnervation and/or neovascularization” and this work was published in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery with commentary (Feb 2016) and most recently her work on “Reliability of shearwave elastography to assess the supraspinatus tendon: An intra and inter-rater in vivo study”, was published in the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery (2020). More recently she presented her research using “shearwave elastography ” at the American Academy of Orthopeadic Surgeons in San Francisco and showcasing facial ultrasound at Cosmedicon, Sydney (2023,2024).

She has published over 55 peer reviewed papers both as primary author and co-author. Lisa is on the AJUM (Australian Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine) editorial board as an Associate Editor. She has been the recipient of the ASA “Sonographer of the Year”, ASA “Educator of the Year” and ASA “Researcher of the Year” 2017 & 2020 respectively.