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.


ViCBiostat 2022 PhD Projects

ViCBiostat Investigators invite Expressions of Interest for the following PhD projects, commencing in 2022:

Dealing with missing outcome data in randomised trials with extended follow-up Optimising dynamic treatment regimens...

Congratulations to ViCBiostat Investigators Margarita Moreno-Betancur and Joanne McKenzie on being awarded prestigious NHMRC Investigator Grants.

Margarita’s project Novel methods for analysing causal pathways to disease in longitudinal studies...

Congratulations to PhD student Parinaz Mehdipour who was awarded the winner of the Sue Finch Data Visualisation Award for her oral presentation titled “ Bayesian within-host modelling of red blood...