• The University of Western Australia (M431), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


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Personal profile


I am a highly experienced applied biostatistician with more than 10 years of statistical experience. I started as a Lecturer and Biostatistician in the School of Population and Global Health at the University of Western Australia (UWA) in February 2020 having previously graduated from UWA in Applied Statistics and subsequently completing my PhD in 2018 modelling long-term disease progression in Alzheimer’s disease.

Previously, I worked for the Centre for Applied Statistics (CAS) at UWA as a researcher and statistical consultant, and more recently, the Cardiovascular Sciences Department at the University of Leicester, UK, where I continue to hold an honorary appointment. My publication record shows I have contributed significantly to peer-reviewed journal articles, primarily as principal statistician, resulting in co-authorship of over 50 publications. 

My current research interests involve all applications of biostatistics in public health and medicine, and I have a strong focus on work involving cardiovascular research. I have extensive experience in the design and analysis of clinical trials and large epidemiological studies. I am currently the principal statistician on ‘The LoDoCo2 Clinical Trial’, which was funded by the NHMRC with $2.4million and aimed to assess the effect of a common, inexpensive, and readily available anti-inflammatory drug (colchicine) in the secondary prevention of stable coronary heart disease. This led to a publication in the New England Journal of Medicine (impact factor 91.24 - 2022) and several more in high impact journals. As part of my work with the University of Leicester, I continue to work on the Flagship Telomere project, the largest study of its kind where telomere lengths of the UK Biobank cohort were measured. The aim of this project was to investigate the relationships with cardiovascular diseases in combination with genetic data. The initial results have been published in Nature Genetics (impact factor 41.38 - 2022). In addition, I am involved in several other current clinical trials and cohort studies as lead biostatistician.

I provide teaching in biostatistics to both undergraduate and postgraduate students and provide biostatistical support to staff and students in the School of Population and Global Health and to my long-term collaborators. In addition to this, I currently co-supervise four PhD students and am part of a team that was awarded $999,034 from the Heart Foundation secondary prevention strategic grant scheme.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education

External positions

Honorary, University of Leicester

2020 → …

Research expertise keywords

  • Applied statistics
  • Biometrics
  • Medical statistics
  • Epidemiology
  • Statistical model/variable selection
  • Big data
  • Statistical consulting


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