Jessica Roydhouse

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Jessica Roydhouse

Select Foundation
Senior Research Fellow in Health Services Research

Room 354a , MSP 2

0362264794 (phone)

Dr Jessica Roydhouse is a Select Foundation Senior Research Fellow in Health Services Research at the Menzies Institute for Medical Research. Her research interests include patient-reported outcomes, missing data, clinical trials and causal inference. Prior to coming to the Menzies, she was an ORISE Fellow at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), where she conducted methodological research on patient-reported outcomes in clinical cancer trials.


Prior to her PhD, Jessica worked at the University of Sydney, where she coordinated a community-based randomised controlled trial and worked on health services research projects in cancer care. She completed her PhD at Brown University, focusing on proxy reporting for patient-reported outcomes in cancer, and then spent over two years at the FDA working on methodological research in cancer trials.

Career summary


PhD, Brown University, USA, 2017. Improving patient-reported outcomes in cancer care: non-response and the role of proxies.


Professional practice

American Statistical Association
International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research
International Society for Quality of Life Research
Psycho-Oncology Co-Operative Research Group

Administrative expertise

Jessica previously coordinated a community-based randomised controlled trial in Sydney. She is the co-chair of the International Society for Quality of Life Research (ISOQOL) Proxy Task Force.

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  • Patient-reported outcomes
  • Prostate cancer
  • Lung cancer
  • Colorectal cancer
  • Multiple myeloma
  • Clinical trials
  • Observational studies
  • Missing data
  • Causal inference
  • Drug development and regulation

Research Themes

Jessica's research aligns with the University's theme of Better Health. As an ORISE Fellow at the FDA, she examined the issue of open-label bias in clinical trials and proposed a possible method for evaluating patient-reported outcome data that may be subject to open-label bias.


Jessica is currently involved in several international projects, most of which focus on methodological issues and patient-reported outcomes in cancer research.  These collaborations include researchers in Europe and North America.


2017. New Investigator Travel Scholarship, International Society for Quality of Life Research.

Fields of Research

  • Oncology and Carcinogenesis (111299)
  • Nursing (111099)
  • Health Promotion (111712)
  • Medical and Health Sciences (119999)
  • Primary Health Care (111717)
  • Solid Tumours (111209)
  • Public Health and Health Services (111799)
  • Respiratory Diseases (110203)
  • Health Care Administration (111709)
  • Biostatistics (010402)
  • Epidemiology (111706)
  • Gender Psychology (170105)
  • Psychology of Religion (170111)

Research Objectives

  • Evaluation of Health Outcomes (920204)
  • Behaviour and Health (920401)
  • Nursing (920210)
  • Health and Support Services (920299)
  • Cancer and Related Disorders (920102)
  • Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) (920499)
  • Child Health (920501)
  • Carer Health (920202)
  • Health Education and Promotion (920205)
  • Specific Population Health (excl. Indigenous Health) (920599)
  • Religion and Society (950404)
  • Health Status (e.g. Indicators of Well-Being) (920408)
  • Preventive Medicine (920412)


Total publications


Journal Article

(35 outputs)
2020Roydhouse J, Gutman R, Keating NL, Mor V, Wilson IB, 'Propensity scores for proxy reports of care experience and quality: are they useful?', Health Services and Outcomes Research Methodology, 20 pp. 40-59. ISSN 1387-3741 (2020) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s10742-019-00205-4 [eCite] [Details]


2020Roydhouse J, King-Kallimanis BL, Roy P, Weinstock C, Krol D, et al., 'Exploration of baseline patient-reported side effect bother from cancer therapy', Clinical Trials pp. 1-6. ISSN 1740-7745 (2020) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1177/1740774520910389 [eCite] [Details]


2019Fiero MH, Roydhouse J, Vallejo J, King-Kallimanis B, Kluetz PG, et al., 'US Food and Drug Administration review of statistical analysis of patient-reported outcomes in lung cancer clinical trials approved between January, 2008, and December, 2017', Lancet Oncology, 20, (10) pp. e582-e589. ISSN 1470-2045 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/S1470-2045(19)30335-3 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 3


2019King-Kallimanis BL, Howie LJ, Roydhouse J, Singh H, Theoret MR, et al., 'Patient reported outcomes in anti-PD-1/PD-L1 inhibitor immunotherapy registration trials: FDA analysis of data submitted and future directions', Clinical Trials, 16, (3) pp. 322-326. ISSN 1740-7745 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1177/1740774519836991 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 8Web of Science - 8


2019Roydhouse J, Fiero MH, Kluetz PG, 'Investigating potential bias in patient-reported outcomes in open-label cancer trials', JAMA Oncology, 5, (4) pp. 457-458. ISSN 2374-2437 (2019) [Letter or Note in Journal]

DOI: 10.1001/jamaoncol.2018.6205 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 3


2019Roydhouse J, Gutman R, Bhatnagar V, Kluetz PG, Sridhara R, et al., 'Analyzing patient-reported outcome data when completion differs between arms in open-label trials: an application of principal stratification', Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety, 28, (10) pp. 1386-1394. ISSN 1053-8569 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1002/pds.4875 [eCite] [Details]


2019Roydhouse J, King-Kallimanis BL, Howie LJ, Singh H, Kluetz PG, 'Blinding and patient-reported outcome completion rates in US Food and Drug Administration cancer trial submissions, 2007-2017', Journal of the National Cancer Institute, 111, (5) pp. 459-464. ISSN 0027-8874 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1093/jnci/djy181 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 2


2019Roydhouse J, Suzman DL, Menapace LA, Mishra-Kalyani PS, Sridhara R, et al., 'Global variation in Opioid use in prostate cancer trials', JAMA Oncology, 5, (11) Article e192971. ISSN 2374-2445 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1001/jamaoncol.2019.2971 [eCite] [Details]


2018Al sheyab NA, Khader YS, Shah S, Roydhouse J, Gallagher R, 'The effect of a 'class smoke free pledge' on breath carbon monoxide in Arabic male adolescents', Nicotine & Tobacco Research pp. 568-574. ISSN 1469-994X (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1093/ntr/ntx050 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 3


2018Roydhouse J, Gutman R, Keating NL, Mor V, Wilson IB, 'The association of proxy care engagement with proxy reports of patient experience and quality of life', Health Services Research, 53, (5) pp. 3809-3824. ISSN 1475-6773 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/1475-6773.12980 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1


2018Roydhouse J, Gutman R, Keating NL, Mor V, Wilson IB, 'Proxy and patient reports of health-related quality of life in a national cancer survey', Health and Quality of Life Outcomes, 16, (6) pp. 1-11. ISSN 1477-7525 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1186/s12955-017-0823-5 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 7Web of Science - 8


2018Roydhouse J, Gutman R, Keating NL, Mor V, Wilson IB, 'Differences between proxy and patient assessments of cancer care experiences and quality ratings', Health Services Research, 53, (2) pp. 919-943. ISSN 1475-6773 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/1475-6773.12672 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1


2017Roydhouse J, Wilson IB, 'Systematic review of caregiver responses for patient health-related quality of life in adult cancer care', Quality of Life Research, 26 pp. 1925-1954. ISSN 1573-2649 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s11136-017-1540-6 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 11Web of Science - 10


2015Simpson GK, Dall'Armi L, Roydhouse J, Forstner D, Daher M, et al., 'Does resilience mediate carer distress after head and neck cancer?', Cancer Nursing, 38, (6) pp. E30-E36. ISSN 0162-220X (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1097/NCC.0000000000000229 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 8Web of Science - 6


2014Oates J, Davies S, Roydhouse J, Fethney J, White K, 'The effect of cancer stage and treatment modality on quality of life in oropharyngeal cancer', Laryngoscope, 124, (1) pp. 151-158. ISSN 0023-852X (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1002/lary.24136 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 14Web of Science - 9


2014Shah S, Roydhouse J, Toelle BG, Mellis CM, Jenkins CR, et al., 'Recruiting and retaining general practitioners to a primary care asthma-intervention study in Australia', Australian Journal of Primary Health, 20, (1) pp. 98-102. ISSN 1448-7527 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1071/PY12093 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4Web of Science - 4


2013Cox K, Karikios D, Roydhouse J, White K, 'Nurse-led supportive care management: a 6-month review of the role of a nurse practitioner in a chemotherapy unit', Australian Health Review, 37, (5) pp. 632-635. ISSN 0156-5788 (2013) [Contribution to Refereed Journal]

DOI: 10.1071/AH13069 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 7Web of Science - 8


2013Dall'Armi L, Simpson GK, Forstner D, Simpson T, Roydhouse J, et al., 'The information needs of patients with head and neck cancer and their caregivers: a short report of instrument development and testing', Applied Nursing Research, 26, (1) pp. 40-44. ISSN 0897-1897 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.apnr.2012.08.001 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 8Web of Science - 9


2013Scott K, White K, Roydhouse J, 'Advancing the educational and career pathway for clinical trials nurses', Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, 44, (4) pp. 165-170. ISSN 0022-0124 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3928/00220124-20121217-38 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 3


2012Al-Sheyab NA, Gallagher R, Roydhouse J, Crisp J, Shah S, 'Feasibility of a peer-led, school-based asthma education programme for adolescents in Jordan', Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 18, (5) pp. 468-473. ISSN 1020-3397 (2012) [Refereed Article]

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2012Kassab MI, Roydhouse J, Fowler C, Foureur M, 'The effectiveness of glucose in reducing needle-related procedural pain in infants', Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 27, (1) pp. 3-17. ISSN 0882-5963 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.pedn.2010.10.008 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 15Web of Science - 11


2012Koo FK, Kwok C, White K, D Abrew N, Roydhouse J, 'Strategies for piloting a breast health promotion program in the Chinese-Australian population', Preventing Chronic Diseases, 9 Article 100293. ISSN 1545-1151 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.5888/pcd9.100293 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 5Web of Science - 9


2012Roydhouse J, Allman-Farinelli M, McGeechan K, Ferrar K, Olds T, 'An exploratory analysis of active and low energy behaviour in Australian adolescents', Australian Journal of Primary Health, 18, (3) pp. 248-257. ISSN 1448-7527 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1071/PY11115 [eCite] [Details]


2012Ryan M, White K, Roydhouse J, Fethney J, 'A description of the nutritional status and quality of life of Australian gynaecological cancer patients over time', European Journal of Oncology Nursing, 16, (5) pp. 453-459. ISSN 1462-3889 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.ejon.2011.10.007 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 7Web of Science - 6


2012Scott K, White K, Johnson C, Roydhouse J, 'Knowledge and skills of cancer clinical trials nurses in Australia', Journal of Advanced Nursing, 68, (5) pp. 1111-1121. ISSN 0309-2402 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2648.2011.05816.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4Web of Science - 3


2011Chiarella M, Roydhouse J, 'Hospital churn and casemix instability: implications for planning and educating the nursing workforce', Australian Health Review, 35, (1) pp. 95-98. ISSN 0156-5788 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1071/AH09862 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1


2011Kwok C, Koo FK, D Abrew N, White K, Roydhouse J, 'East meets West: a brief report of a culturally sensitive breast health education program for Chinese-Australian women', Journal of Cancer Education, 26, (3) pp. 540-546. ISSN 0885-8195 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s13187-011-0212-4 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 4


2011Kwok C, White K, Roydhouse J, 'Chinese-Australian women's knowledge, facilitators and barriers related to cervical cancer screening: a qualitative study', Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, 13, (6) pp. 1076-1083. ISSN 1557-1912 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s10903-011-9491-4 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 27Web of Science - 26


2011Roydhouse J, Shah S, Toelle BG, Sawyer SM, Mellis CM, et al., 'A snapshot of general practitioner attitudes, levels of confidence and self-reported paediatric asthma management practice', Australian Journal of Primary Health, 17, (3) pp. 288-293. ISSN 1448-7527 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1071/PY11009 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 6Web of Science - 6


2011White KJ, Roydhouse J, D Abrew NK, Katris P, O Connor M, et al., 'Unmet psychological and practical needs of patients with cancer in rural and remote areas of Western Australia', Rural and Remote Health, 11, (3) Article 1784. ISSN 1445-6354 (2011) [Refereed Article]

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2011White KJ, Roydhouse J, Scott K, 'Psychosocial impact of cutaneous toxicities associated with epidermal growth factor receptor-inhibitor treatment', Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing, 15, (1) pp. 88-96. ISSN 1092-1095 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1188/11.CJON.88-96 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 7Web of Science - 4


2010Shah S, Toelle BG, Sawyer SM, Roydhouse J, Edwards P, et al., 'Feasibility study of a communication and education asthma intervention for general practitioners in Australia', Australian Journal of Primary Health, 16, (1) pp. 75-80. ISSN 1836-7399 (2010) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1071/py09056 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 11


2009Roydhouse J, 'Becoming Australian? Two different approaches to health care reform in the United States', Australian Health Review, 33, (2) pp. 303-310. ISSN 0156-5788 (2009) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1071/AH090303 [eCite] [Details]


2008Shah S, Roydhouse J, Sawyer SM, 'Asthma education in primary healthcare settings', Current Opinion in Pediatrics, 20, (6) pp. 705-710. ISSN 1040-8703 (2008) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1097/MOP.0b013e32831551fa [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 15Web of Science - 10


2008Shah S, Sawyer SM, Roydhouse J, 'Medical students go back to school: the Triple A journey', Australian Family Physician, 37, (11) pp. 952-954. ISSN 0300-8495 (2008) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Web of Science - 8