The department is led by Alain who joined AUT in 2010. Alain is a biostatistician with expertise in survival analysis, categorical data analysis, and clinical trials. His current collaborations cover the areas of respiratory medicine, nephrology, rehabilitation, endocrinology, family violence, rheumatology, neurology and gambling.
Alain is jointly appointed between AUT and Ko Awatea (Counties Manukau District Health Board) at Middlemore Hospital, one of the largest tertiary teaching hospitals in New Zealand.
His previous appointment was within the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at McGill University (Canada), which he joined in 2000. From 2000 to 2010, he was also Project Director at the Centre for Clinical Epidemiology and Community Studies, SMBD-Jewish General Hospital.
Janet joined the Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology in June 2014. She provides research and statistical support to members of the Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology (including support for study design, data management, analytical design and data analysis) in regard to research and training projects, as well as providing statistical advice to Faculty researchers and postgraduate students. Janet graduated with an MSc (1st Class Hons) in Statistics from the University of Auckland in 2002. Since then she has had nearly 13 years of applied research experience, mainly on health-related topics, working in research teams at the Centre for Health Services Research and Policy,and at the Centre of Methods and Policy Application in the Social Sciences (both at the University of Auckland), before joining AUT. Janet is committed to developing and applying her knowledge and experience for advancement of the public good.
Philip joined the Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology in April 2017.
In 2009, he completed his MSc in Statistics with Applications in Medicine from the University of Southampton, United Kingdom. Since this time, Philip has worked as a statistician in multiple medical research institutions in the United Kingdom focusing on various research topics, namely, mental health, sexual health, ophthalmology, and infectious disease vaccinations. During his time at University College London, Philip was one of the Lead statisticians on the National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles (Natsal) study, one of the largest scientific studies of sexual behaviour in the world.
On joining AUT as a biostatistician, Philip provides statistical advice (including support for study design and data analysis) to Faculty researchers and postgraduate students. He also works on several projects for the National Institute of Stroke and Applied Neurosciences (NISAN) and the Pacific Islands Families (PIF) study. At NISAN he analyses data from epidemiological studies and clinical trials concerned with neurological outcomes relating to traumatic brain injuries and stroke. Whilst the PIF study is concerned with understanding and addressing the social disparities, health outcomes and well-being of Pacific children and families
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