• The University of Western Australia (M560), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


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Personal profile


Dr Cooper is a Biostatistician with over 15 years of active engagement in health research. As manager of Biometrics at the Telethon Kids Institute, Dr Cooper leads a team that delivers specialist biostatistical and data management support to researchers both at the Institute and across the broader WA child-health research community. Dr Cooper has worked, and continues to work, with a variety of datatypes (biomarker, clinical, genetic, population-based, administrative), across a variety of different study designs (clinical trials, cross-sectional studies, cohort/longitudinal studies), across a variety of heath domains (cancer, diabetes, infectious disease, nutrition, neurodevelopmental, racism, respiratory).

Dr Cooper’s PhD research utilised large population-based administrative linked data to explore early adulthood complications related to a childhood onset chronic condition (type 1 diabetes). More recently, Dr Cooper has been involved in supporting a range of large cohort studies including both the ORIGINs study and the WAACHS longitudinal follow-up study (providing study design and data capture/management support).

Dr Cooper specializes in longitudinal clinical research and clinical trials research; having collaborated on and led multiple research projects of these kinds (see recent publications). This experience includes both traditional parallel group design and contemporary adaptive trial design. 

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 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Epidemiology and Biostatistics, PhD, A contemporary assessment of risk factors for the complications of childhood-onset Type 1 diabetes, The University of Western Australia

1 Jan 201231 Dec 2017

Award Date: 9 Mar 2018

Statistics, BSc, Victoria University of Wellington

Award Date: 1 May 2007

Applied Statistics, BSc, Victoria University of Wellington

Award Date: 1 May 2007

Marketing, BCA, Victoria University of Wellington

Award Date: 1 May 2007

External positions

Manager, Biometrics, Telethon Kids Institute

1 Mar 2010 → …

Research expertise keywords

  • Biostatistics
  • Clinical Trials
  • Epidemiology


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