Dr Liz Schroeder

Dr Liz Schroeder

Senior Research Fellow

Dr Liz Schroeder
Senior Research Fellow MUCHE & Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Medicine & Human Services

Contact details
+612 9850 2468
Address: Suite 3-4, Level 1, EMCBuilding
3 Innovation Road, Macquarie Park 2109

Research Interests
Economic evaluations
Literature Review
Modelling methods in health economics
Perinatal research & population health


Liz Schroeder is a research fellow at the Centre for the Health Economy at Macquarie University (MUCHE) and currently lectures in public health within the Faculty of Medicine and Human Sciences. She undertakes research in policy analysis and economic evaluation applied to integrated care and mental health.

She previously held a position at the University of Oxford researching the economic aspects of perinatal and paediatric health. In particular, conducting economic evaluations applied to primary data collected for health care policy.

She has researched topics such as pregnancy, sepsis in babies, childhood hearing impairment, antenatal screening and birth. Liz was a committee member for the NICE Newborn and Physical Examination Guidelines Development Group. Her doctorate was funded by the Medical Research Council evaluating the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of maternity care in England. This research contributed to the NICE Intrapartum Care Guidelines, the NHS Confederation Digest and the National Audit Office research into maternity services.

Prior to MUCHE, Liz was involved in estimating the cost-effectiveness of health innovations funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR).

Journal articles / reports

  • Brocklehurst P, Field D, Greene K, Juszczak E, Kenyon S, Linsell L, Mabey C, Newburn M, Plachcinski R, Quigley M, Steer P, Schroeder L., Rivero-Arias O., Computerised interpretation of the fetal heart rate during labour: a randomised controlled trial (INFANT). Health Technol Assess 2018;22(9)
  • Schroeder E, Petrou S, Hollowell J, Redshaw M and Brocklehurst P, Birthplace cost-effectiveness analysis of planned place of birth: decision analytic model. Birthplace in England research programme. Final report part 7.: Service Delivery and Organisation programme  2013.
  • Schroeder E, Petrou S, Patel N, Hollowell J, Puddicombe D, Redshaw M, et al. The cost effectiveness of alternative planned places of birth in 'low risk' women: evidence based on the Birthplace in England national Prospective Cohort Study: British Medical Journal, April 2012.
  • Schroeder E, Petrou S, Patel N, Hollowell J, Puddicombe D, Redshaw M, et al. Birthplace cost-effectiveness analysis of planned place of birth: individual level analysis. Birthplace in England research programme. Final report part 5: Service Delivery and Organisation programme 2012.
  • Maggie Redshaw, Rachel Rowe, Liz Schroeder, David Puddicombe, Alison Macfarlane, Mary Newburn, Chris McCourt, Jane Sandall, Louise Silverton and Neil Marlow on behalf of the Birthplace in England Collaborative Group Mapping maternity care: the configuration of maternity care in England Birthplace in England research programme Final report part 3 Service Delivery and Organisation programme 2011.
  • Macfarlane AJ, Rocca L, Schroeder E, Patel N, et al  'Assessing the impact of a new birth centre on choice and outcome of maternity care in an inner city area' Final Report to the NIHR Research for Patient Benefit. May 2011.
  • Patel N, Schroeder E, Macfarlane A, Rocca L, et al The economic costs of maternity care in Tower Hamlets: a comparative study of birth by women of 'low risk' at the Barkantine Birth Centre and Royal London Hospital (submitted to NIHR Research for Patient Benefit) November 2010.
  • Schroeder E-A, Petrou S, Balfour G, Eddama O, Heath PT on behalf of the Health Protection Agency Group B Streptococcus Working Group. The Economic costs of Group B streptococcus disease (GBS):  prospective cohort study of infants with GBS disease in England. Eur J Health Econ 2009; 10:275-85.
  • Eddama O, Petrou S, Schroeder E, Bollapragada S, MacKenzie F, Norrie J, Reid R, Norman JE. The cost-effectiveness of outpatient (at home) cervical ripening with isosorbide mononitrate prior to induction of labour. Br J Obstet Gynaecol 2009; 116:1196-203.
  • Birthplace in England Research Programme Co-investigator Group, McCandlish R, Brocklehurst P, Campbell R, Logan M, Macfarlane AJ, McCourt C, Miller A, Murphy D, Newburn M, Petrou S, Puddicombe D, Redshaw M, Rowe R, Schroeder E, Sandall J, Silverton L, Stewart M, Marlow N. National evaluation safety and cost-effectiveness of planned place of birth. [Letter]. Br J Obstet Gynaecol 2008; 115:1063-4.
  • GBS Protocol Development Group, Antenatal screening for Group B Streptococcus colonisation – Protocol Development for a randomised controlled trial:  Report to the Health Technology Assessment  Programme April 2007.
  • Liz Schroeder, Tennassie Nicola The impact of HIV on Food Security and Orphan care in rural Ingwavuma, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa International Journal of Technology and Sustainable Development, Vol 5 No 2. 2006: 173-187.
  • Liz Schroeder, Stavros Petrou  Cost Savings From Universal Newborn Hearing Screening: In Reply  Pediatrics, 2006; 118: 845 - 846.
  • Liz Schroeder, Stavros Petrou, Colin Kennedy, Donna McCann, Catherine Law, Peter M. Watkin, Sarah Worsfold, and Ho Ming Yuen  The Economic Costs of Congenital Bilateral Permanent Childhood Hearing Impairment   Pediatrics 2006; 117: 1101-1112.
  • Kenyon S, Schroeder E, Woodward J, Jones F, Brocklehurst P. Organisational and cost consequences of national antenatal screening for Group B Streptococcus carriage.  A case study in two maternity units:  Report for the National Screening Committee, 24 November 2003.
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