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.


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....

ISCB41 2020

ViCBiostat members (virtually) flew to Krakow, Poland for the 41st Annual Conference of the International Society for Clinical Biostatistics.

An Invited Session organised by John Carlin with...

Dr Jessica Kasza was recently welcomed as President of the Statistical Society of Australia, for a two-year term. The SSA is the home for statisticians working in Australia, and represents...