Research Themes

Obesity, Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease; Reproductive, Maternal and Child Health; Lifespan



Prof Lisa Askie

NHMRC Trip Fellow; Principal Research Fellow

Professor Lisa Askie leads the Integrating Evidence team at the CTC, which comprises Systematic Reviews and Health Technology Assessment. This includes overseeing the Australian New Zealand Clinical Trials Registry (ANZCTR), an MSAC evaluation group, two Cochrane Collaboration entities (Breast Cancer Review Group and Prospective Meta-analysis Methods Group), and an extensive test evaluation research program.

Lisa's clinical background is in perinatal medicine and she has worked in healthcare systems in Asia, Australia, the UK and USA. She has masters and doctoral qualifications in epidemiology from the Faculty of Medicine, and is a Senior Research Fellow and an NHMRC Career Development Fellow at the University of Sydney.

Lisa has a longstanding interest in the conduct and methodology of clinical trials and systematic reviews. She has been involved with the Cochrane Collaboration since 1996 as a systematic review author and trainer. She is the co-convenor of the Cochrane Prospective Meta-analysis Methods Group and a member of the Cochrane Methods Editorial Board. She was awarded an NHMRC Sidney Sax postdoctoral fellowship to Oxford where she undertook a meta-analysis of antiplatelets to prevent pre-eclampsia using individual patient data from over 38,000 women. Lisa has published over 80 scientific papers and is a member of various health and academic advisory boards.


  • Systematic reviews
  • Meta-analysis
  • Health technology assessment
  • Individual participant data meta-analysis
  • Prospective meta-analysis
  • Prospective trial registration


View Lisa's publications.