Lisa Higgins


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Lisa is a health economics research fellow at the Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Research Centre (ANZIC-RC) who has been conducting research in critical care for over 15 years. Her research focuses on evaluating the costs of care in critical illness and conducting economic evaluations alongside clinical trials in critical care. She has extensive experience in clinical trial methodology, long-term follow-up of patients and health economics. Lisa has published papers in the area of cost-effectiveness analyses for Australian ICUs and is a leader in this field. She has published numerous economic evaluations of large RCTs in critical care, including in traumatic brain injury, transfusion research, and sepsis. Lisa completed her PhD in 2019 titled An economic evaluation of resuscitation in sepsis, and also has an MPH majoring in epidemiology and biostatistics, a Graduate Diploma in Biostatistics and a Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours). Lisa has authored over 50 publications (including in the New England Journal of Medicine), and has received over $30 million in competitive grant funding. Lisa is a member of the Australian Health Economics Society, the Australian Clinical Trials Alliance (ACTA) and the Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Society, and serves on ACTA’s research prioritisation reference group.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

Education/Academic qualification

Critical Care/Economic Evaluations, PhD, An economic evaluation of resuscitation in sepsis

Award Date: 12 May 2020

Physiotherapy, BPhysio(Hons)

Biostatistics, GradDipBiostat

Public Health, MPH

External positions

Honorary Senior Research Fellow, George Institute for Global Health (Australia)

Research area keywords

  • Critical care
  • Health economics
  • Clinical trials
  • Intensive Care
  • Cost-effectiveness

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