Associate Professor Timothy Dobbins


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Timothy is a biostatistician who is committed to producing high quality work that is accessible to non-statisticians. He has an outstanding record of achievement in applied biostatistical research built since completing his PhD in Biostatistics in 2005 at the University of Sydney School of Public Health. His PhD investigated methods for analysing longitudinal data collected from a cluster randomised trial. He has high-level expertise in the analysis of linked administrative data, complementing his experience in working with clustered and correlated data. He has co-authored over 70 peer-reviewed publications in health and medical research, and has published in top-ranking international and national publications such as the Journal of Clinical Oncology, Diseases of the Colon and Rectum and the Medical Journal of Australia.

Timothy is a Chief Investigator on the Centre for Research Excellence in Medicines and Ageing, a national and international collaboration of researchers that uses large linked datasets to provide evidence about real world use of medicines. His role on this grant is to support the biostatistical development of a new generation of researchers who can work with large sets of administrative data to perform research that is relevant at a clinical, population-health and policy level both nationally and internationally.

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Associate Professor
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Applying and extending novel biostatistical methods for drug and alcohol research: for example cluster randomised trials, step-wedge trials, interrupted time series analysis. Analysing linked administrative data. Data visualisation techniques for effective communication of research results.