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Professor and Program Head, Biostatistics and Databases Program, Kirby Institute, UNSW Sydney

I am Head of the Biostatistics and Databases Program at the Kirby Institute, UNSW Sydney. I am a biostatistician with a background in mathematics and statistics. My research interests include randomized trials, observational cohorts and linkage studies in HIV, HCV and STIs.

My research has a strong emphasis on large, multidisciplinary collaborations. I worked with clinicians across Australia to establish the Australian HIV Observational Database in 1999, which is now able to assess very long-term treatment outcomes. Using similar methodology I was part of the leadership teams with Dr. Annette Sohn that established IeDEA Asia-Pacific’s regional cohorts, for adults in 2003 and children in 2006. These studies are the largest, multi-country cohorts examining antiretroviral treatment and outcomes in HIV positive patients in the region and are critical in regional policy and treatment guidelines.

I have supervised 28 successful PhD students and I currently supervise a further three PhD candidates. Eight students (all completed) were from developing countries in the region.


BA(Hons), MSc, PhD