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 2981
Address: Suite 3-4, Level 1, EMCBuilding
3 Innovation Road, Macquarie Park 2109

Research Interests

Complex public health interventions
Mental health
Integrated care
Hearing health


Dr Liz Schroeder is a Commissioner to the National Mental Health Commission. She holds a joint position as Senior Research Fellow in Health Economics at the Centre for the Health Economy (MUCHE), and Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at Macquarie University, Sydney. She moved to Macquarie University in 2015 from the UK, where she held the position of Senior Health Economist at the University of Oxford.

Liz has a portfolio of applied research in the economic evaluations of complex public health interventions; specifically, in the areas of mental health and integrated care, paediatric health care, hearing impairment and health innovations. Her research has been published in high profile peer-reviewed journals for example in The Lancet, the British Medical Journal, the European Journal of Health Economics and Pediatrics, in addition to substantial commissioned reports by the National Institute for Health Research (HTA) and the UK Department of Health (Service Delivery and Organisation SDO).  Liz has worked closely with national audit and commissioning bodies as a researcher and steering committee member; contributing directly to health care policy including with the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), the National Screening Committee, the NHS Confederation Digest and the National Audit Office. She has attracted approximately $20million in funding for research, including an award for MUCHE to undertake the prestigious role of preferred evaluator for the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee (PBAC).

Liz collaborates with colleagues across Australia and internationally; with the Black Dog Institute, Australian Stuttering Research Centre, MQ eCentreClinic, Central Coast Local Health District and the International Foundation for Integrated Care (IFIC). She serves as an editor for the International Journal for Integrated Care (IJIC), and regularly provides reviews for other journals including Value in Health.

In her teaching capacity Liz received the Vice-Chancellors student-led teaching award (2018), the Faculty award (2018) and the Departmental award (2017). Liz sits on the University’s Senate Committee for Learning and Teaching.

Liz is a founding member of the social enterprise initiative 'Africa Health Placements' and she established the European Office in 2006.

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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