Lisa has been writing professionally since 2001. Her first commission was an episode of the ITV series Fat Friends. She went on to Emmerdale where she spent three years, before writing for New Tricks, the top-rated BBC police series. She won the RTS Yorkshire Best Writer award for one of her episodes.

She also wrote extensively for Waterloo Road and on the final series of the BBC’s Robin Hood. She moved on to write ITV’s perennial Midsomer Murders including the fan favourite “Death by Cheese” episode.  Recently she has written episodes of Ackley Bridge for C4 and Call The Midwife for the BBC. She is currently working on All Creatures Great & Small for Channel Five and Discovery of Witches for Sky. She is also developing a screen version of her hit play, Black Teeth & Brilliant Smile about the Bradford writer, Andrea Dunbar.

Lisa has recently been elected as the Chair of the Writers’ Guild of Great Britain.