A/Prof Liz Schroeder

A/Prof Liz Schroeder

Associate Professor

Associate Professor Liz Schroeder
Associate Professor

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
Economic evaluation


Liz Schroeder is Commissioner to the National Mental Health Commission, Australia.

An Associate Professor at Macquarie University,  Liz has a portfolio of applied research in the economic methodologies for complex public health interventions; specifically in the areas of mental health and integrated care, paediatric health care, and funding and financing models for health innovations.

Her research has been published in peer-reviewed journals for example in The Lancet, the British Medical Journal, the European Journal of Health Economics and Pediatrics, in additional to substantial reports for the National Institute for Health Research. It has contributed to national health care policy and has been cited by the Department for Health and Social Care (UK), the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), the National Screening Committee, the NHS Confederation Digest and the National Audit Office (UK). Over the years Liz has served on a number of external steering committees, and has presented at many international conferences. Liz collaborates with colleagues across Australia and internationally, currently with the Black Dog Institute, eCentreClinic, Australian Stuttering Research Centre and Local Health Districts. She is an editor for the International Journal for Integrated Care. Liz previously held a position as a Senior Researcher at the National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit, University of Oxford where she was based for 13 years.

In her teaching capacity into the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, 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 Teaching and Learning and the Academic Promotions Committee. She previously chaired a working group for the NPEU's Athena Swan Silver Award.

She is a founding member of the social enterprise 'Africa Health Placements' and established the European Office.

Journal articles / reports

  • Wang H., Song P., Gu Y., Schroeder E., Jin C. Rapid health systems change: online medical consultations to fight COVID-19. Annals of Translational Medicine 2020.
  • 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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