About: Larissa Shamseer
- Role : Post-doctoral Research Fellow, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute
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Dr. Larissa Shamseer (MSc, PhD) is a post-doctoral research fellow with the Knowledge Translation Program of the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute. She completed her PhD in Epidemiology with the School of Epidemiology and Public Health at the University of Ottawa. She is a methodologist specializing in both knowledge synthesis and publication science. Her research to date has focused on optimizing research transparency to reduce research waste. She has over 70 publications in these areas, including several first author publications in high-impact journals (e.g., Nature, BMJ). Dr. Shamseer led the development of the widely-used Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic review and Meta-Analysis Protocols (PRISMA-P 2015) guideline (cited over 9000 times, Scopus), and was on the steering committee updating the PRISMA Statement (2021). She also led early, extensive research characterising “predatory” publishing during her PhD. Dr. Shamseer is currently undertaking research examining equity in academic publishing.