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Biostatistician, University of Sydney

Dr Philip Clare (PhD, MBiostats) is a biostatistician and epidemiologist, specialising in the alcohol and other behavioural risk factors and their effects on health. He has a particular interest in the initiation of alcohol in adolescents, and the emergence of risky and other behaviours and their short and long-term effects. He is currently a biostatistician at the Prevention Research Collaboration in the Charles Perkins Centre, UNSW Sydney.

He completed his PhD in 2020 in Epidemiology/Applied Statistics at the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, and his Masters in Biostatistics at the University of Sydney in 2015. He has over seven years of experience as a consulting biostatistician at UNSW Sydney and the University of Sydney.


  • 2020–present
    Adjunct Lecturer, National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, UNSW Sydney
  • 2020–present
    Biostatistician, Prevention Research Collaboration, The University of Sydney
  • 2019–2020
    Research Fellow - Biostatistics, National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, UNSW Sydney
  • 2015–2019
    Biostatistician, National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, UNSW Sydney


  • 2020 
    UNSW Sydney, Doctor of Philosophy
  • 2015 
    The University of Sydney, Master of Biostatistics

Grants and Contracts

  • 2021
    A Phase III randomised placebo-controlled trial of mirtazapine as a pharmacotherapy for methamphetamine (“Ice”) dependence
    Chief Investigator
    Funding Source:

Professional Memberships

  • Statistical Society of Australia
  • International Society of Clinical Biostatistics
  • American Statistical Association

Research Areas

  • Biostatistics (010402)
  • Epidemiology (111706)
  • Public Health And Health Services (1117)