The Victorian Centre for Biostatistics (ViCBiostat) aims to build the Australian biostatistical workforce and future leaders through a program of methodological research embedded in significant collaborative health and medical research.


ViCBiostat is a virtual centre comprising a collaboration between the Murdoch Children's Research Institute (MCRI), Monash University and The University of Melbourne; with senior, mid-career and postdoctoral biostatisticians and PhD students based at each of the institutions.

It provides a hub for methodological research through regular work-in-progress seminars and invited methodological seminars in biostatistics, as well as dedicated support for conference travel and other professional development for biostatistics postdocs and PhD students.

The centre is led by an executive committee comprising eight senior and mid-career academic biostatisticians.

Interested in PhD opportunities with us? Refer to our Research page for projects.


Andrew Forbes has been elected as a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences (AAHMS).

In welcoming the newly elected Fellows at the 2020 Scientific Meeting...

The ViCBiostat executive committee submitted a response to the MRFF Priorities 2020-22 Consultation, highlighting the need for targeted and ongoing support for the biostatistics sector in Australia. The core of...

Julie Simpson, ViCBiostat Lead Investigator and Head of the Biostatistics Unit and the Melbourne Clinical and Translational Sciences Platform, has been awarded the 2020 Australasian Epidemiological Association mentoring award....