About Dr Anna Lene Seidler

Bringing together studies and researchers to maximise the use of data and research.

My major areas of research expertise are in the biostatistical and epidemiological methods needed to improve the quality and transparency of research evidence via systematic reviews, individual participant data, network and prospective meta-analyses, and prospective trial registration. My clinical areas of interest are paediatrics, childhood obesity and neonatology. I lead several large international research collaborations, for example the iCOMP collaboration, which examines cord management in preterm infants in an individual participant data network meta-analysis of over 120 trials including more than 15,000 babies. I also work on research projects on clinical trial registration as part of the Australian New Zealand Clinical Trials Registry (ANZCTR). I conduct ‘research on research’ (meta-research) to improve research prioritisation and reduce research waste.

I am a Research Fellow and the Lead of the NextGen Evidence Synthesis team within the Evidence Integration group at the NHMRC Clinical Trials Centre (CTC) at the University of Sydney.
I am a Research Fellow for the Australian New Zealand Clinical Trial Registry and Co-Convenor of the Cochrane Prospective Meta-Analysis Methods Group. I have made major research contributions to the field of methodology development for next generation evidence synthesis approaches, such as prospective meta-analysis, and individual participant data meta-analysis. I have applied these methodologies to various innovative research projects on early childhood obesity, with a particular focus on developing an understanding of complex early childhood obesity prevention interventions.
I previously worked and studied at the University of Edinburgh, Humboldt University Berlin and the German Centre for Gerontology. My research has won several scholarships and awards,
including the Australasian Epidemiological Association Early Career Researcher Award.