Ms Sharyn Lymer

Research Fellow, Sydney Medical School / Boden Institute


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Biographical details

Sharyn Lymer is as a research fellow in the health economics team within the Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Sydney. She is responsible for the redevelopment and expansion of NCDMod, a microsimulation model which focuses on modelling diabetes, cardiovascular disease, obesity and the cost implications of interventions. Most recently this has focussed on the economic implications of obesity and impacts of weight loss interventions. In 2011, she completed a PhD in applied economics at the University of Canberra on the topic: “Population ageing, health status and health outlays: Assessing impacts and policy options during the next 40 years”. This analysis projected the health costs to government out to 2051 under various scenarios related to population ageing and changed risk factors within the population. She also has completed a Masters of Biostatistics covering a variety of analytic methods for various types of data including large population-based surveys and administrative databases.

Selected publications

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Journals

  • Schofield, D., Zeppel, M., Tan, O., Lymer, S., Cunich, M., Shrestha, R. (2018). A brief, global history of microsimulation models in health: Past applications, lessons learned and future directions. International Journal of Microsimulation, 11(1), 97-142.
  • Russell, C., Denney-Wilson, E., Laws, R., Abbott, G., Zheng, M., Lymer, S., Taki, S., Litterbach, E., Ong, K., Campbell, K. (2018). Impact of the Growing Healthy mHealth Program on Maternal Feeding Practices, Infant Food Preferences, and Satiety Responsiveness: Quasi-Experimental Study. JMIR mHealth and uHealth, 6(4), e77. [More Information]
  • Laws, R., Denney-Wilson, E., Taki, S., Russell, C., Zheng, M., Litterbach, E., Ong, K., Lymer, S., Elliott, R., Campbell, K. (2018). Key Lessons and Impact of the Growing Healthy mHealth Program on Milk Feeding, Timing of Introduction of Solids, and Infant Growth: Quasi-Experimental Study. JMIR mHealth and uHealth, 6(4), 1-24. [More Information]
  • Lymer, S., Schofield, D., Cunich, M., Lee, C., Fuller, N., Caterson, I., Colagiuri, S. (2018). The Population Cost-Effectiveness of Weight Watchers with General Practitioner Referral Compared with Standard Care. Obesity, 26(8), 1261-1269. [More Information]
  • Taki, S., Lymer, S., Russell, C., Campbell, K., Laws, R., Ong, K., Elliott, R., Denney-Wilson, E. (2017). Assessing User Engagement of an mHealth Intervention: Development and Implementation of the Growing Healthy App Engagement Index. JMIR mHealth and uHealth, 5(6), 1-14. [More Information]
  • Laws, R., Litterbach, E., Denney-Wilson, E., Russell, C., Taki, S., Ong, K., Elliott, R., Lymer, S., Campbell, K. (2016). A comparison of recruitment methods for an mHealth intervention targeting mothers: Lessons from the growing healthy program. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 18(9), 1-15. [More Information]
  • Lymer, S., Schofield, D., Lee, C., Colagiuri, S. (2016). NCDMod: A microsimulation model projecting chronic disease and risk factors for australian adults. International Journal of Microsimulation, 9(3), 103-139.
  • Denney-Wilson, E., Laws, R., Russell, C., Ong, K., Taki, S., Elliot, R., Azadi, L., Lymer, S., Taylor, R., Lynch, J., et al (2015). Preventing obesity in infants: the Growing healthy feasibility trial protocol. BMJ Open, 5(11), 1-12. [More Information]
  • Georgiou, A., Prgomet, M., Lymer, S., Hordern, A., Ridley, L., Westbrook, J. (2015). The impact of a health IT changeover on Medical Imaging Department work processes and turnaround times: A mixed method study. Applied Clinical Informatics, 6(3), 443-453. [More Information]
  • Georgiou, A., Lymer, S., Forster, M., Strachan, M., Graham, S., Hirst, G., Callen, J., Westbrook, J. (2014). Lessons learned from the introduction of an electronic safety net to enhance test result management in an Australian mothers' hospital. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, 21(6), 1104-1108. [More Information]
  • Merom, D., Miller, Y., Lymer, S., Bauman, A. (2005). Effect of Australia's Walk to Work Day Campaign on adults' active commuting and physical activity behavior. American Journal of Health Promotion, 19(3), 159-162. [More Information]

2018

  • Schofield, D., Zeppel, M., Tan, O., Lymer, S., Cunich, M., Shrestha, R. (2018). A brief, global history of microsimulation models in health: Past applications, lessons learned and future directions. International Journal of Microsimulation, 11(1), 97-142.
  • Russell, C., Denney-Wilson, E., Laws, R., Abbott, G., Zheng, M., Lymer, S., Taki, S., Litterbach, E., Ong, K., Campbell, K. (2018). Impact of the Growing Healthy mHealth Program on Maternal Feeding Practices, Infant Food Preferences, and Satiety Responsiveness: Quasi-Experimental Study. JMIR mHealth and uHealth, 6(4), e77. [More Information]
  • Laws, R., Denney-Wilson, E., Taki, S., Russell, C., Zheng, M., Litterbach, E., Ong, K., Lymer, S., Elliott, R., Campbell, K. (2018). Key Lessons and Impact of the Growing Healthy mHealth Program on Milk Feeding, Timing of Introduction of Solids, and Infant Growth: Quasi-Experimental Study. JMIR mHealth and uHealth, 6(4), 1-24. [More Information]
  • Lymer, S., Schofield, D., Cunich, M., Lee, C., Fuller, N., Caterson, I., Colagiuri, S. (2018). The Population Cost-Effectiveness of Weight Watchers with General Practitioner Referral Compared with Standard Care. Obesity, 26(8), 1261-1269. [More Information]

2017

  • Taki, S., Lymer, S., Russell, C., Campbell, K., Laws, R., Ong, K., Elliott, R., Denney-Wilson, E. (2017). Assessing User Engagement of an mHealth Intervention: Development and Implementation of the Growing Healthy App Engagement Index. JMIR mHealth and uHealth, 5(6), 1-14. [More Information]

2016

  • Laws, R., Litterbach, E., Denney-Wilson, E., Russell, C., Taki, S., Ong, K., Elliott, R., Lymer, S., Campbell, K. (2016). A comparison of recruitment methods for an mHealth intervention targeting mothers: Lessons from the growing healthy program. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 18(9), 1-15. [More Information]
  • Lymer, S., Schofield, D., Lee, C., Colagiuri, S. (2016). NCDMod: A microsimulation model projecting chronic disease and risk factors for australian adults. International Journal of Microsimulation, 9(3), 103-139.

2015

  • Denney-Wilson, E., Laws, R., Russell, C., Ong, K., Taki, S., Elliot, R., Azadi, L., Lymer, S., Taylor, R., Lynch, J., et al (2015). Preventing obesity in infants: the Growing healthy feasibility trial protocol. BMJ Open, 5(11), 1-12. [More Information]
  • Georgiou, A., Prgomet, M., Lymer, S., Hordern, A., Ridley, L., Westbrook, J. (2015). The impact of a health IT changeover on Medical Imaging Department work processes and turnaround times: A mixed method study. Applied Clinical Informatics, 6(3), 443-453. [More Information]

2014

  • Georgiou, A., Lymer, S., Forster, M., Strachan, M., Graham, S., Hirst, G., Callen, J., Westbrook, J. (2014). Lessons learned from the introduction of an electronic safety net to enhance test result management in an Australian mothers' hospital. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, 21(6), 1104-1108. [More Information]

2005

  • Merom, D., Miller, Y., Lymer, S., Bauman, A. (2005). Effect of Australia's Walk to Work Day Campaign on adults' active commuting and physical activity behavior. American Journal of Health Promotion, 19(3), 159-162. [More Information]

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