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Romy Lauche

DipPsych, DMedSc

Deputy Director, Research

National Centre for Naturopathic Medicine

+61 2 6620 3362
A3.73, Lismore
Romy Lauche


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Associate Professor Romy Lauche has background and qualifications in psychology (M.Sc.), and medical sciences (Ph.D.). She has spent three years as a Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Technology Sydney, before she returned to her home country of Germany to commence a Research Director position in a Department for Integrative Medicine. Early 2020 she joined the National Centre for Naturopathic Medicine at Southern Cross University as Deputy Director of Research.


Romy has acquired profound methodological knowledge and skills in clinical research and trial design, quantitative and qualitative research, systematic reviews and meta-analysis, and public health. She is also experienced in analysing large public health datasets, and leading and contributing to complex research projects. She regularly presents her research at premier research conferences in the field, with nearly 50 presentations to date. To date she has published over 170 peer-reviewed journal articles and several book chapters. Romy has also been successful in attracting a substantial number of research grants for clinical and public health research. For her outstanding achievements she was awarded the 2017 Deans Academic Excellence Award - Research High Achiever by the Faculty of Health at the University of Technology Sydney.

Community engagement

Romy has editorial commitments with many peer-reviewed journals in traditional, complementary and integrative medicine. She is also regularly serving as guest editor, and peer-reviewer.

Romy is actively involved with the Cochrane collaboration through Cochrane Translate, and Cochrane Crowd.


Romy is a vastly experienced supervisor for Ph.D., Masters and Honours students. She is interested in supervising students in the following research areas (list not conclusive): naturopathy, complementary medicine, traditional medicine, yoga, meditation, mindfulness, Tai Chi, manual therapies. In addition to the clinical research she is interested in supervising experimental studies, or methodological studies.


Romy has been teaching into a variety of subjects, and she has held lectures and seminars in research methodology, biostatistics, public health, and traditional and complementary medicine.

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