About us

We work closely with clinicians in designing studies to identify tests and testing strategies that can improve clinical practice and patient outcomes. We also aim to improve the methods and interpretation of clinical studies of tests.  Lukas Staub and Sally Lord, who both have dual training in medicine and epidemiology, lead the team.


We specialise in designing and conducting:

  • proof-of-concept studies for potential tests
  • test accuracy studies
  • randomised controlled trials of tests
  • analyses of test data recorded in treatment trials to determine the clinical significance of the test results
  • development and validation of risk models
  • systematic reviews of test evidence
  • decision models and economic analyses of tests

For further details about the services we offer, go to medicaltestresearch.org.

Funding and collaborators

Clinical researchers, industry, foundations, universities, and government.

Contact us

Lukas Staub: Lukas.Staub@ctc.usyd.edu.au

Sally Lord: Sally.Lord@ctc.usyd.edu.au