I graduated from the University of Sydney with First Class Honours and the University Medal for Mathematical Statistics,a Master of Biostatistics and a PhD in mathematical statistics.
My research interests include:
- the statistical methods used in diagnostic tests and monitoring (or follow-up) and risk prediction in medicine. I am also interested in applications, including in cardiovascular disease, eye health, osteoporosis and kidney disease. I have a particular interest in blood pressure monitoring.
- the application of statistical methods to randomised controlled trials, observational studies and meta-analyses. I am the study statistician for the Maintain Your Brain randomised controlled trial
- Population health, including the application of time series methods (including assessing vaccination programs, and the effects of temperature extremes on health)
- Health financing and equity: I am a member of the Health Economics and Financing for Developing Countries group (http://sphcm.med.unsw.edu.au/shift) and am a Chief Investigator in the Health Financing in Timor Leste and Fiji (SHIFT project)
- The use of record linkage in the evaluation of health programs and their outcomes. I am a chief investigator on the Positive life pathways for vulnerable adolescents: The role of a life management program approach .