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.

The centre is a collaboration between the Murdoch Children's Research Institute, Monash University and The University of Melbourne; with senior, mid-career and postdoctoral biostatisticians and PhD students from each institution. It provides a hub for methodological research through regular work-in-progress seminars, as well as dedicated support for the professional development of postdoctoral biostatisticians and PhD students. The centre is led by an executive committee comprising eight senior and mid-career academic biostatisticians.

Members of the wider biostatistics and research sector are welcome to attend the centre's monthly invited seminar presentations from national and international speakers, as well as our flagship Summer School series of short courses. To join our mailing list, or for any other enquiries, please get in touch via .


Jessica Kasza

Congratulations to Jess on being awarded an NHMRC Investigator Grant, for her research in " Developing, translating and implementing biostatistical expertise in stepped wedge cluster randomised trials ".


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...