Dr Katrina Scurrah is a Senior Research Fellow (Biostatistician) in the Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the University of Melbourne, and Chair of the Statistical Methodology Group within Twins Research Australia. With a PhD in biostatistics, Katrina has more than 20 years’ experience in the analysis of data from twins and families. Katrina’s research is focused on two distinct but related components: (1) the development of new statistical methods in response to challenges encountered during applied research, especially research involving twins and families, and (2) the application of biostatistical methods to twin, family and genetic data, especially cardiovascular disease data. She is also involved in data management and statistical analyses to assess risks of cancer following exposure to diagnostic medical radiation. Katrina is an enthusiastic and experienced advocate and mentor for the integration of sound biostatistical practices (including statistical communication and data curation) throughout all phases of collaborative medical research.