Liz joined the QCIF Bioinformatics team in January 2020 as a Senior Biostatistician to help provide biostatistics support to QCIF Members and partners. In particular, Liz helps deliver biostatistics clinics to Children’s Health Queensland, Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service, and Metro South Hospital and Health Service. Liz is also embedded within the Australasian Kidney Trials Network (AKTN) and works on several of their clinical trials.  

Liz is appointed to QCIF Bioinformatics through The University of Queensland’s Centre for Health Services Research. She is part of the Research and Statistical Support Service led by Associate Professor Jason Ferris to provide support to the UQ Faculty of Medicine. 

 Liz was previously based at the Cancer Research UK Clinical Trials Unit at the University of Birmingham and the Warwick Clinical Trials Unit, University of Warwick. In this role she worked as a Senior Research Fellow on a UK Medical Research Council (MRC) funded project titled: “Evaluation of Bayesian adaptive designs for Phase 3 effectiveness trials”. Prior to this, Liz worked as a statistician in the Biostatistics and Health Informatics Department, King’s College London (KCL).  

In 2014, Liz completed a PhD in Statistics at QUT in optimal methods for Bayesian experimental design, with an emphasis on designing pharmacokinetic studies.  

Research Interests 
  • Bayesian statistics 
  • Clinical trials 
  • Adaptive designs 
  • PhD in mathematics (statistics), Queensland University of Technology (QUT), 2014 
  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Honours – I), major in mathematics, Queensland University of Technology (QUT), 2011