I have been a member of the AHRC's Peer Review College for the following subjects: Gender and Sexuality; Film History, Theory, Criticism; Media and Communication; French Studies.
I am a Research Affiliate at the Centre for the History of European Discourses (CHED) at the University of Queensland, Australia.
I am a Research Associate of the Centre for Somatechnics, which originated at Macquarie University, Australia, and is now hosted at the University of Arizona, USA.
I was a founding member of the Executive Committee of the Society of Dix-Neuviémistes, a UK-based organisation for international researchers in nineteenth-century French Studies. I held the position of Conference Officer from 2001-2006.
I am an editor of Paragraph, the leading UK journal of critical theory.
I sit on the editorial board of INSEP: Journal of the International Network of Sexual Ethics and Politics published by Budrich journals.
I sit on the editorial board of Screen Bodies published by Berghahn.
I sit on the advisory board of the Taylor & Francis journal Psychology and Sexuality as a non-psychologist offering a theoretical arts and humanities perspective on sexuality studies.
I am member of the advisory board of Fabula–Littérature Histoire Théorie (Fabula-LHT) an online French journal of literary and cultural studies.
I sit on the peer review college of Studies in French Cinema.
I co-organize Critical Sexology, with Dr Meg John Barker (Open University) and Dr Robert Gillett (Queen Mary, University of London). This is an interdisciplinary seminar series for psychologists, psychoanalysts, medical doctors, literary and cultural studies scholars, sociologists, philosophers, artists, lawyers and historians with a critical interest in the construction and management of gender and sexuality in the medical, discursive and cultural spheres. I also co-moderate the Critical Sexology mailing list and manage the website.
My blog "Sex Critical": http://www.sexcritical.co.uk
Author site: http://www.lisadowning.co.uk
Personal research page:http://www.criticalsexology.org.uk/wp/lisadowning/
Wikipedia page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lisa_Downing