Elizabeth Korevaar awarded EJG Pitman Young Statisticians Prize at ANZSC2021

Elizabeth Korevaar ANZSC2021 EJG Pitman Award

Congratulations to Elizabeth (Lizzie) Korevaar on being awarded the EJG Pitman Young Statisticians Prize for her presentation “Evaluation of statistical methods used to meta-analyse results from interrupted time series studies: a simulation study”.

The biannual prize is awarded for the most outstanding talk by a current student or recent graduate at an Australian Statistical Conference, and was presented by SSA Vice-President Adrian Barnett at the closing ceremony of ANZSC2021 on Thursday July 8.

During the first two years of her PhD, Lizzie completed a systematic review of meta-analysis methods used in systematic reviews of interrupted time series, and is currently undertaking a statistical simulation study to investigate the performance of meta-analytic methods for synthesizing ITS study results. Results from this study will inform the development of guidance for systematic review authors intending to incorporate evidence from ITS studies in their reviews. Lizzie will also be presenting this work at ISCB21 later this month.

Impressively, Lizzie has also first-authored a paper published recently in Clinical Trials describing patterns of within-cluster correlations in a data bank of longitudinal cluster randomised trials.

The ViCBiostat Executive were pleased to support Lizzie’s attendance at these national and international conferences – noting it was an important first opportunity for her to present her research since commencing her doctorate. 

Congratulations again, Lizzie, we look forward to hearing more about your work soon!