Biostatistics and Epidemiology at AUT University: an overview

Biostatistics and Epidemiology collaborates with quantitative researchers within the Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences, and provides advice, statistical support and supervision to postgraduate students. Biostatisticians contribute to the entire lifespan of a research project, from formulating research questions and the study design, through data collection and data analysis, and finally to the formation of conclusions and the dissemination of results. The unit runs regular Biostatistics Clinics. 

Key academic contact

Associate Professor Alain Vandal
Head of Department
Phone: +64 9 921 9999 Ext 7726 

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Research interests and associations

  • Biostatistical data analysis
  • Epidemiology
  • Statistical consulting and development of health research projects
  • Use of novel statistical approaches to analyse data in health and medical research
  • Database design and statistical analysis of longitudinal data
  • Bayesian hierarchical modelling
  • Statistical demography

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Degrees and qualifications

For enquiries about biostatistics study options, please contact Nick Garrett.

News, events and conferences 

Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences news and events

Contact Us

For postgraduate study and general enquiries contact:
Nick Garrett
Phone: +64 9 921 9999 ext 7773

For the Biostatistics Clinic contact:
Dr Maheswaran Rohan
Phone: +64 9 921 9999 ext 6648
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Last updated: 03-May-2017 9.41am

The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.