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.


Dr Karen Lamb and Dr Damjan Vukcevic

ViCBiostat affliated investigators Dr Karen Lamb and Dr Damjan Vukcevic have been appointed to the Editorial Board of Significance , a bimonthly magazine for...

Prof Andrew Forbes receives Excellence in Trial Statistics award from Anne Kelso, NHMRC CEO

The Australian Clinical Trials Alliance (ACTA) marked International Clinical Trials Day with their National Tribute and Award Ceremony. The Proton pump inhibitor vs. histamine-2 receptor rEceptor blockers for ulcer Prophylaxis...

Congratulations to Parinaz, Elizabeth and Jiaxin who have each been awarded a $5,000 top-up scholarship from the Statistical Society of Australia.

Of the four scholarships awarded in this first...