Lisa Beaven joined the School of Visual Arts and Design in Bendigo in 2003 as lecturer in Art and Visual Culture. In 2007 she transferred to the Bundoora campus of La Trobe University and joined the history program. From 2015-2018 she was a Post-doctoral Research fellow in the ARC Centre of Excellence in the History of Emotions at the University of Melbourne, researching the visual cultures of Rome in the late sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. She is now lecturer in Art History at Bundoora. Her research focus is on art patronage, collecting and material culture in seventeenth century Rome, with a particular interest in landscape painting and the ecology of the Roman Campagna. She also researches aspects of antiquarianism and early modern travel. With Professor Angela Ndalianis from the University of Swinburne she held an ARC Discovery Grant 2014-2017 'Spatial Encounters: The Baroque, the Neo-Baroque and the Senses', one outcome of which was the edited collection published this year with Ndalianis, 'Baroque to Neo-baroque: Emotion and the seduction of the senses', with Medieval Institute Press.