Lotty Hooft is an associate professor at the Julius Center for Health Sciences and Primary Care. Since 2016, she is the co-director of Cochrane Netherlands which is hosted by the Julius Center. Within Cochrane’s organizational and governance structure internationally, she is a representative for Cochrane Centres in the Executive Team and the Council to ensure that Centre Directors retain an effective voice in Cochrane’s leadership and strategic decision-making.

Lotty’s research focuses on three main areas: Developing and refining methods for systematic reviews and meta-analysis; methods to improve the interpretation and presentation of systematic review results; and reducing clinical- and research waste. Lotty collaborates with various (inter)national researchers, committees and working groups. With respect to the theme ‘Selective publication and selective outcome reporting’ many research projects arise from the Netherlands Trial Register (NTR), of which she is the founder as of 2004. This register had been approved by the WHO as primary register. As the managing director of the NTR, she serves as a member of the WHO International Clinical Trials Registry Platform (ICTRP).

Lotty participates actively in the EQUATOR-network (Enhancing the QUAlity and Transparency Of health Research), the international Cochrane Learning and Support advisory committee and the GRADE Working Group. The development of better presentation and interpretation of results of diagnostic studies and better formats for presenting those results to end-users of diagnostic reviews are one of the key activities.