Professor Lisa Askie
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Professor Lisa Askie

Professorial Research Fellow
Medicine, Sydney Medical School
NHMRC Clinical Trials Centre
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Professor Lisa Askie

Director, Systematic Reviews and Health Technology Assessment

NHMRC Clinical Trials Centre, University of Sydney

Professor Askie leads a team at the NHMRC Clinical Trials Centre, University of Sydney, which manages the Australian New Zealand Clinical Trials Registry, undertakes Health Technology Assessments for the Australian Federal Government, hosts two Cochrane Collaboration entities (Breast Cancer Review Group, Prospective Meta-analysis Methods Group) and has an extensive test evaluation research program.

Lisa’s clinical background is in perinatal medicine and she has worked in healthcare systems in Asia, Australia, UK and USA. She has Masters and Doctoral qualifications in epidemiology from Sydney Medical School, is a Senior Principal Research Fellow at the University of Sydney and has held an NHMRC Postgraduate Scholarship, a Sidney Sax Postdoctoral Fellowship, a Career Development Fellowship and currently, a Translating Research Into Practice (TRIP) Fellowship.

Prof Askie has a long standing interest in the conduct and methodology of clinical trials and systematic reviews, especially regarding increasing research transparency and reducing waste. She has been involved with the Cochrane Collaboration since 1996 as a systematic review author and trainer. Lisa is the co-convenor of the Cochrane Prospective Meta-analysis Methods Group and member of the Cochrane Methods Editorial Board. During her postdoctoral fellowship in Oxford Prof Askie undertook a meta-analysis using individual participant data from over 38,000 women. She and her team are currently involved in ten international individual participant data and prospective meta-analysis collaborations. Prof Askie has published over 80 scientific papers and is a member of various academic advisory boards.

Prof Askie's research interests are in systematic reviews, in particular individual patient data and prospective meta-analysis, clinical trials, trials registries and evidence based medicine. Her clinical areas of interest are perinatal medicine and paediatrics.

Project titleResearch student
Next generation systematic review methodologyLene SEIDLER


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Selected Grants


  • TOPCHILD (Transforming Obesity Prevention for CHILDren). Looking into the black box of interventions, Seidler A, Mihrshahi S, Golley R, Hunter K, Johnson B, Staub L, Askie L, Taylor R, Chadwick P, National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Ideas Grant
  • Australian New Zealand Clinical Trials Registry (ANZCTR), Askie L, Office of the NSW Chief Scientist & Engineer/Research Attraction and Acceleration Program (RAAP)
  • PAEAN: Preventing adverse outcomes of neonatal hypoxic ischaemic encephalopathy with erythropoietin: A randomised controlled multicentre clinical trial, Liley H, Hunt R, Novak I, Askie L, Jacobs S, Battin M, O'Connell R, Wagh D, Cerebral Palsy Alliance Research Foundation/Project Grant


  • Cord Clamping and Placental Transfusion at Preterm Birth: an individual participant data meta-analysis, Duley L, Askie L, Montgomery A, National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Project Grants
  • Deferred Cord Clamping to Reduce Need for Neonatal Blood Transfusion, Askie L, Liley H, National Blood Authority/Project grants
  • Resolving 60 years of uncertainty: oxygen targets in preterm infants, Askie L, National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Translating Research into Practice (TRIP) Fellowship