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.


Karen Lamb was today awarded the SSA Service Award at the 2023 Australian Statistical Conference. Karen was appointed co-chair of the ASC2023 Scientific Program Committee (jointly with David Price) in...

Ghazaleh Dashti

Congratulations Ghazaleh on being awarded a NHMRC Investigator Grant for her project " New statistical methods to maximise the impact of longitudinal cohort studies for investigating causal pathways to disease...

John Carlin was awarded the prestigious Pitman Medal by the Statistical Society of Australia, which recognises outstanding achievement in, and contribution to, the discipline of statistics.