Dr Anna Lene Seidler

Senior Research Fellow, NHMRC Clinical Trial Centre, University of Sydney
Stream 1 co-lead

Dr Anna Lene Seidler is a Senior Research Fellow who leads the NextGen Evidence Synthesis Team at the NHMRC Clinical Trials Centre, the University of Sydney. Lene is an expert in innovative methods to bring together evidence (‘Next Generation Evidence Synthesis’), including prospective, individual participant data and network meta-analysis.

Lene’s main research goal is to bring together researchers in global collaborations to improve human health. She develops methods for cooperation and coordination in research and combines evidence from multiple large international datasets to answer high priority research questions. Lene leads a number of international research collaborations focusing on child health, including the TOPCHILD Collaboration, which brings together researchers around the world to find the most effective interventions to prevent early childhood obesity (https://www.topchildcollaboration.org/). TOPCHILD is funded by a highly competitive NHMRC Ideas Grant, on which Lene is CIA.

Lene is Co-convenor of the Cochrane Prospective Meta-Analysis Methods Group, and Research Associate with the Australian New Zealand Clinical Trials Registry. She has qualifications and track record in research methods, biostatistics and psychology. She holds an NHMRC Emerging Leadership Fellowship and has been recognised with the Australasian Epidemiological Association Early Career Researcher Award.

Lene co-leads Stream 1 of the CRE which focuses on enhancing the effectiveness and translation of early childhood obesity prevention interventions, particularly for priority population groups. She will also contribute to the work of Stream 2.

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