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.


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...

ViCBiostat summer school 2021

Registration is now open for our annual series of workshops in February. Held online this year, in the form of a half-day session each day, we hope to (virtually) see...

Dr Jessica Kasza

Congratulations to Dr Jessica Kasza of Monash University on the award of her ARC Discovery Project, titled "Increasing the efficiency and interpretability of stepped wedge cluster randomised trials".