Alumni

Alumni

Jemisha Apajee

Ms Jemisha Apajee

Jemisha completed her MPhil in Biostatistics in 2016. The topic of her research was “An exploration of multiple imputation strategies for handling missing data in composite scores with incomplete items”.  She currently works as a Research Assistant/Statistician at the University of South Australia.

Dr Michael Fahey

Dr Michael Fahey

Michael completed his PhD at the University of Cambridge in 2009.

His biostatistical research interests include latent variables, mixture models, measurement error, study design and model evaluation. 

 

Panteha Hayati Rezvan

Ms Panteha Hayati-Rezvan

Panteha is now doing a postdoc at UCLA.

Dr Kris Jamsen

Dr Kris Jamsen

Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Monash University

Kris was awarded his PhD in December 2012.  The topic of his thesis was "The implementation of optimal design theory to derive sampling designs for antimalarial pharmacokinetic-pharmacodynamic studies".

He is currently employed as a postdoctoral biostatistician at the Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Monash University.

Dr Karen Lamb

Dr Karen Lamb

Deakin University

Karen completed a PhD at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow in 2010 and was employed by ViCBiostat from April 2012 to January 2014.

Her biostatistical research interests include methods for dealing with correlated data structures, in particular, multilevel data, and spatial analysis techniques involved in the analysis of neighbourhood effects on health outcomes.

She is currently an Alfred Deakin Postdoctoral Fellow. 

Follow Karen's work at http://www.deakin.edu.au/contact/staff-profile/?pid=12716

Dr Jock Lawrie

Dr Jock Lawrie

Murdoch Childrens Research Institute

Jock completed a PhD at RMIT in 2006, worked in commercial analytics and software development for 7 years then completed a postdoctoral fellowship with ViCBiostat in 2015. His primary interest is integrating statistical methodology into web applications for real-time operational analysis. Current applications include surveillance of adverse reactions to vaccination (in conjunction with SAEFVIC) and operational analysis at the Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne.

Dr Mohammadreza Mohebbi

Dr Mohammadreza Mohebbi

Deakin University

Mohammadreza was a ViCBiostat PhD graduate in 2012. He is currently employed as a Senior Research Fellow in the Biostatistics Unit at Deakin University.

Dr Julie Polak

Dr Julia Polak

Julia completed a PhD with Monash University in 2013 at the Department of Econometric & Business Statistics.

Her statistical research interests include kernel conditional density estimation and its potential applications, nonparametric modeling, computational statistics and data visualisation.

Dr Laura Rodwell

Dr Laura Rodwell

Laura completed a PhD in Biostatistics at the University of Melbourne in 2015. The topic of her thesis was “An investigation of multiple imputation for missing data in a longitudinal study of mental health and behaviour in young people”.

Following the completion of her PhD, Laura worked as a biostatistician on malaria-related studies in Myanmar and as a consultant statistician for the World Health Organisation. At the end of 2016, Laura moved to the Netherlands to work as a statistician with Radboudumc in Nijmegen.

Dr Sanagou Masoumeh

Dr Masoumeh Sanagou

School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine
Monash University

Masoumeh completed a PhD with Monash University in 2014 at the Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine.  She has a particular interest in analysing data and biostatistical consulting.  She is now a statistician with the Australian Radiation Protection & Nuclear Safety Agency.

Dr Tibor Schuster

Dr Tibor Schuster

Department of Family Medicine
McGill University

Tibor completed a PhD in biostatistics at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich and was a postdoctoral fellow and course lecturer at the Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. 

After two years with ViCBiostat, he has returned to McGill University to take up the position of Research Chair in Biostatistical Methods for Primary Healthcare Research.

Dr Lidija Turkovic

Dr Lidija Turkovic

Telethon Institute for Child Health Research

Lidija is now working as a postdoctoral biostatistician at the Telethon Institute for Child Health Research in Perth.

Dr Elizabeth Williamson

Dr Elizabeth (Fizz) Williamson

London School of Hygience & Tropical Medicine

Elizabeth completed a PhD at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine in 2007 and was employed by ViCBiostat from April 2012 to February 2014.

Her biostatistical research interests concern methods for causal inference, with particular focus on propensity score modelling, doubly robust estimation, and G-computation.

Elizabeth is now a Lecturer in Medical Statistics at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, and the Farr Institute of Health Informatics, London.

Follow Elizabeth's work at http://www.lshtm.ac.uk/aboutus/people/williamson.elizabeth

Dr Darren Wraith

Dr Darren Wraith

School of Public Health and Social Work
Queensland University of Technology

Darren completed a PhD at the Queensland University of Technology in 2008 and was employed as a post-doctoral Biostatistician with ViCBiostat from 2012-2014.

He is currently a senior lecturer in the School of Public Health and Social Work at the Queensland University of Technology.

His research interests include Bayesian statistics, mixture models, assessing interaction between variables, computational statistics, and clustering/classification approaches for high dimensional data.