In 2020, WAHTN introduced Biostatistician Fellowships as part of its commitment to support emerging talent, build and strengthen research capacity within the WA workforce and deliver high quality translational health research through improved biostatistical analysis within clinical research projects. The 12-month WAHTN Fellowships are aligned with WAHTN’s Clinical Trials Enabling Platform of Western Australia (CTEP-WA) and supported by funding from the Australian Government’s Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) as part of the Rapid Applied Research Translation program.

The Biostatistician Fellows are provided support and training throughout their fellowship with:

    • Mentorship and supervision by a senior Biostatistician to provide guidance and support.
    • Training in biostatistical consulting from one of the Perth Biostatistical Consulting Services.

This will enable them to develop their skills in consulting with clinical researchers, to provide statistical support to WAHTN Partner organisations and build future collaborations to progress from pure consultancy to being valued research team members.

Biostatistician Fellows

Name Organisation Supervisor Time frame
Dr Sarah Harris The University of Notre Dame, Australia Prof Max Bulsara July 2020 – June 2021
Dr Jun Chih Curtin University Prof Christopher Reid January 2020 – December 2020
Mr Shih Ching Fu Curtin University Prof Christopher Reid November 2021 – October 2022