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
Current Society Memberships & Professional Activities:
1998-present: Australian HIV Observational Database Steering Committee
2003-present: TREAT Asia HIV Observational Database Steering Committee
2006-present: TREAT Asia Paediatric HIV Observational Database Steering Committee
2006-present: International Epidemiological Databases to Evaluate AIDS (IeDEA) Executive Committee
2007-present: International Epidemiological Databases to Evaluate AIDS (IeDEA) Cancer Working Group
2015-present: Co-convener, UNSW Biostatistics Forum
2016-present: TREAT Asia Network Steering Committee
2016-present: Chair, Higher Degrees Committee, Kirby Institute, UNSW
2016-present: Australasian HIV & AIDS Conference, Theme B organizing Committee member, ASHM
2017-present: RESPOND International HIV Cohort Collaboration Executive and Steering Committee
2008-present: Australia New Zealand Breast Cancer Trials Group IDSMC
2016-present:Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing, UNSW Australia, Maintain Your Brain Study Data and Safety Monitoring Board
2017-2020: TRUNCATE-TB Trial Data and Safely Monitoring Committee
2017-2020: Malawi RV3 clinical trial
2017-present: Molecular Screening and Therapeutics (MoST) Program Independent Safety and Data Monitoring
Specific Research Keywords: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Hepatitis C virus