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 Thao on being awarded the Best Early Career Researcher Paper at the Monash University School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine Awards on Thursday.


ViCBiostat is delighted to congratulate Anurika de Silva and Robert Mahar on their promotions to Senior Research Fellows.

Anurika first joined ViCBiostat as a PhD student...

Congratulations to Parinaz who has received the final confirmation letter for her PhD titled “ Determining effective and safe treatments for vivax malaria using a modelling and simulation framework ”....