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Hopin Lee


NHMRC Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Hopin is a postdoctoral researcher funded by the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council. His research focuses on understanding how health and medical interventions work, or why they do not. This involves studying the mechanistic pathways by which health interventions cause change in clinical and policy outcomes. Hopin’s work generates knowledge from clinical trials and observational studies that inform the adaptation of interventions and optimises their implementation into clinical practice and policy.

Hopin also conducts research on research conduct, with a particular focus on transparency and reproducibility. His work aims to identify current practices (eg. journal policies) that limit research transparency and reproducibility, then finding ways of changing such practices. Hopin leads a collaborative project funded by the Berkeley Initiative for Transparency in the Social Sciences to develop a reporting guideline for mechanistic evaluations of clinical studies in health and medicine. He also collaborates on a methodological audit of non-randomised comparative-effectiveness studies funded by UK NIHR Biomedical Research Centres.

Hopin’s clinical interests are in the management of chronic pain and musculoskeletal conditions (primarily back pain, knee osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis), and in the prevention of chronic diseases. His PhD focused on the causal mechanisms of low back pain and was awarded by the University of New South Wales in June 2017. Hopin joined CSM and RRIO in December 2017.

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