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Dr Malcolm Gillies

Senior Biostatistician
BSc(Hons) PhD MBiostat
Medicine & Health
School of Population Health


I am a biostatistician in the Medicines Intelligence Research Program at the School of Population Health, with particular experience working on linked administrative health data and primary care electronic health records.

My background is in pharmacology, computer science, critical appraisal of clinical research and medical writing. I've worked in the areas of drug adverse effects, child development, drug utilisation, acute care service use and patient reported outcome measures.


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  • Journal articles | 2023

    Costa J, Gillies MB, Schaffer AL, et al. Changes in antidepressant use in Australia: A nationwide analysis (2015–2021). Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry (2023).

    Journal articles | 2022

    Vuong T, Gillies M, Larney S, et al. The association between involuntary alcohol treatment and subsequent emergency department visits and hospitalizations: a Bayesian analysis of treated patients and matched controls. Addiction (2022).

    Varney B, Zoega H, Gillies MB, et al. Prescription opioid use in Australian women of reproductive age: Implications for unplanned pregnancies. British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology (2022).

    Kusuma K, Larsen M, Quiroz JC, Gillies MB, et al. The performance of machine learning models in predicting suicidal ideation, attempts, and deaths: A meta-analysis and systematic review. Journal of Psychiatric Research (2022).

    Gillies MB, Burgner DP, Ivancic L, et al. Changes in antibiotic prescribing following COVID‐19 restrictions: Lessons for post‐pandemic antibiotic stewardship. British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology (2022).

    Bruno C, Havard A, Gillies MB, et al. Patterns of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder medicine use in the era of new non-stimulant medicines: A population-based study among Australian children and adults (2013–2020). Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry (2022).

    Journal articles | 2018

    Gillies MB, Bowen JR, Patterson JA, et al. Educational outcomes for children with cerebral palsy: a linked data cohort study. Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology (2018).

    Journal articles | 2016

    Gunnell AS, Hung J, Knuiman MW, Nedkoff L, Gillies M, et al. Secondary preventive medication use in a prevalent population‐based cohort of acute coronary syndrome survivors. Cardiovascular Therapeutics (2016).

    Journal articles | 2015

    Gillies M, Ranakusuma A, Hoffmann T, et al. Common harms from amoxicillin: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized placebo-controlled trials for any indication. CMAJ (2015).