Epidemiology and biostatistics


Division executive

Focus areas

We undertake international studies in:

  • cancer epidemiology
  • infectious diseases
  • evidence-based health care
  • life course epidemiology
  • obesity
  • air pollution
  • clinical epidemiology
  • biostatistics
  • randomized clinical trials.

Research focuses on applying new tools, such as spatial epidemiology, biostatistics, mathematical modelling and molecular epidemiology, to answer key questions about population health. The increasing availability of linkage between data sets is opening new opportunities for research. This research contributes to the development of policy, treatment and our teaching.


Queensland Clinical Trials and Biostatistics Centre

The Queensland Clinical Trials and Biostatistics Centre (QCTBC)  was formed at our School in September 2009 with the goal of promoting and running high quality clinical, non-clinical and biostatistical methodological studies, both locally and internationally. QCTBC provides the necessary expertise and infrastructure to design, conduct, and facilitate high quality clinical trials, non-trial clinical studies and biostatistical research with academic and industry collaborators. It also provides high quality consulting services to clinical researchers and bio-pharmaceutical companies. 

Centre for Longitudinal and Life Course Research

The Centre for Longitudinal and Life Course Research (CLLR) conducts research on a broad range of health issues across the human lifespan.  

Featured projects Duration
Menarche-to-PreMenopause (M-PreM) study
NHMRC Project Grant
Mothers and their Children’s Health (MatCH)
NHMRC Project Grant
International collaboration for a Life course Approach to reproductive health and Chronic disease Events (InterLACE)
NHMRC Project Grant
The Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health (ALSWH)
Population Health Policy and Analysis