Associate Professor Lyndal Trevena

Associate Professor, Primary Health Care
Public Health, School of Public Health

A27 - Edward Ford Building
The University of Sydney
NSW 2006 Australia

T: +61 2 9351 7788
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Research interests

As a key member of CeMPED and an active general practitioner, Dr Trevena's main research interest is the application of evidence in general practice, particularly in evidence-based clinical decision-making. She continues to develop and evaluate a number of decision tools and clinical practice guidelines which assist clinicians and patients to individualise population-level research into practice. Much of this work has been in cancer and other disease prevention. More detail about this research program can be found at

She is particularly interested in preventive primary care strategies in disadvantaged groups & has worked with homeless people low literacy groups and more recently in low income country settings.

International links

East Timor. (Dili National Hospital & Institute of Health Sciences) Critical care SCORPIO - IDPF funded.
United States. (Weill Cornell Medical College) Cervical cancer prevention project in Tamil Nadu, India - with Cancer Council Australia and Vellore Christian Medical Hospital.
China. (Shanghai Jiao Tong University) Medical Curriculum reform.
India. (Christian Medical College Vellore, Tamil Nadu) Cervical cancer prevention project in collaboration with Weill Cornell Medical College and Cancer Council Australia.
United Kingdom. (Oxford University) Research Associate in Dept of Primary Care - cancer screening decision resources.
United Kingdom. (Leeds University) Research collaboration in MMR and HPV vaccination.
United Kingdom. (Dundee and St Andrews University - Social Dimensions of Health Institute) Collaborating with Professor Vikki Entwistle on Evidence and Quality in General Practice.
United States. (University of North Carolina) Colonosopy screening decisions in older patients - Professor Michael Pignone and Dr Carmen Lewis.
United Kingdom. (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine) Co-investigator Jack Dowie - NSW Cancer Council funded project grant on decision-making re preventive health activities.