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 our ECRs who continue to be recognised for their outstanding contribitions as the year comes to a close.

Rheanna Mainzer, who received the MCRI...

We are pleased to be returning to in-person events next year (with an option to join remotely via Zoom). Both workshops will be held at the Ground Floor Conference Rooms,...

Congratulations to Emily and Karen on their promotion to Associate Professor of Biostatistics at the University of Melbourne. This promotion recognises their many achievements.

Emily commenced...