Local Committee

Associate Professor Katherine Lee

Associate Professor Katherine Lee is the Associate Director: Biostatistics in the Melbourne Children’s Trials Centre at the Murdoch Chlidrens Research Institute. Her methodological interested is in multiple imputation for handling missing data.

Dr Jessica Kasza

Dr Jessica Kasza is a research fellow in Biostatistics at Monash University and president of the Victorian branch of the Statistical Society of Australia. Her main methodological research interests are cluster randomised trials, causal inference, and healthcare provider comparisons.

Dr Emily Karahalios

Dr Emily Karahalios is a Research Fellow (biostatistics) at the Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics, The University of Melbourne and the School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University. She received her PhD from the University of Melbourne. Emily is currently involved in teaching and research; her current methodological research focuses on methods to synthesise evidence from multiple treatments and using multiple imputation to handle missing data in advanced epidemiological analyses.

Dr Karen Lamb

Dr Karen Lamb is a consultant statistician and research fellow at the Institute for Physical Activity and Nutrition at Deakin University in Melbourne. Her research interests include methods for dealing with clustered and missing data, with a particular focus on examining the influence of the built environment on health.

Dr Margarita Moreno Betancur

Dr Margarita Moreno Betancur is a postdoctoral biostatistician, conducting methodological research in survival analysis, missing data and causal inference. She is also involved in various collaborative epidemiological research projects based on observational cohort studies or linked health and administrative records.

Marie-Louise Rankin

Marie-Louise Rankin joined the Statistical Society of Australia as the Executive Officer in 2008 and since then has been involved with every Australian Statistical Conference. ASC2018 will be her sixth one.

Professor Julie Simpson

Professor Julie Simpson is Head of Biostatistics Unit, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, The University of Melbourne, a NHMRC Senior Research Fellow and a Chief Investigator of the NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence – ViCBiostat. Her main research areas are: the integration of biostatistics and mathematical modelling to improve the control of infectious diseases and statistical methods for handling missing data.

Professor Rory Wolfe

Professor Rory Wolfe is a biostatistician and contributes to a wide range of epidemiological, public health and clinical research studies. He leads research on aspects of statistical methodology as applied to health research. He obtained his PhD in applied statistics from Southampton University, and is a member of the Statistical Society of Australia, the International Society for Clinical Biostatistics and the Royal Statistical Society (UK).