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.


Margarita Moreno-Betancur

Congratulations to Margarita Moreno-Betancur on her promotion to Associate Professor within the University of Melbourne, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences.

Margarita joined ViCBiostat in late 2014 after...

Congratulations to ViCBiostat postdoctoral researchers Robert Mahar and Anurika de Silva, and Associate Investigator Sabine Braat on their recent grant success. The AusTriM Research Methodology Grant Scheme provides researchers with...

ViCBiostat Summer School 2022

The annual ViCBiostat Summer School will once again be held online in 2022. We look forward to you joining our team, and international guest presenter Stijn Vansteelandt, for 2 weeks...