VICBIOSTAT COURSE FACILITATORS - Days 1 & 2


DR MARGARITA MORENO BETANCUR
Murdoch Children's Research Institute

Margarita Moreno Betancur is a research fellow in biostatistics of the Victorian Centre for Biostatistics (ViCBiostat), and is based at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute and the University of Melbourne. She conducts methodological research in the areas of missing data, survival analysis and causal inference, and is also involved in various collaborative epidemiological research projects based on observational cohort studies or linked health and administrative records.

Margarita completed a PhD in Biostatistics at Université Paris-Sud in 2013. Her biostatistical research interests include methods for survival analysis (specifically for competing risks data), methods for dealing with missing data, and methods for causal inference.  Find out more about Margarita's work at https://moreno-betancur.github.io/


ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR KATHERINE LEE
Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics Unit
Murdoch Children’s Research Institute

Katherine (Kate) is a biostatistician at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute. She also holds an honorary appointment at the University of Melbourne and is the Associate Director (Biostatistics) of the new Melbourne Children’s Trials Centre at the Royal Children's Hospital.  She completed a PhD in the analysis of clinical trials at the University of Cambridge in 2005.

Her biostatistical research interests are in methods for dealing with missing data using multiple imputation and the analysis of clinical trials.


DR CATTRAM NGUYEN
Post-doctoral Biostatistician
Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics Unit
Murdoch Children’s Research Institute

Cattram completed a PhD in biostatistics at the University of Melbourne in 2014.

Her statistical areas of interest include the design and analysis of clinical trials and methods for missing data. In particular, her PhD research focused on methods for checking the goodness-of-fit of models used in multiple imputation. Cattram’s primary areas of applied research are vaccine studies and community child health.

 

PROFESSOR JULIE SIMPSON
Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics
University of Melbourne

Julie is a biostatistician at The University of Melbourne and is actively engaged with the international community in population health research. She completed her postgraduate training in statistics at the University of Cambridge (PGrad Dip) and Open University (PhD), UK.

Her research interests include nonlinear mixed-effects modelling of data from pharmacokinetic-pharmacodynamic studies and statistical methods for handling missing data in longitudinal cohorts.