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.


Daisy Shepherd's poster, 2021 Society for Epidemiological Research conference, June 2021

ViCBiostat postdoctoral research fellow Dr Daisy Shepherd has won awards for her poster presentation " Causal Inference with skewed outcome data: Moving beyond the 'ignore or transform' approach " at...

Elizabeth Korevaar ANZSC2021 EJG Pitman Award

Congratulations to Elizabeth (Lizzie) Korevaar on being awarded the EJG Pitman Young Statisticians Prize for her presentation “ Evaluation of statistical methods used to meta-analyse results from interrupted time series...

Congratulations to ViCBiostat Investigators on their recent success in the NHMRC Clinical Trials & Cohort Studies grant round. Of 30 total projects funded, we are delighted to see 11 of...