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Andrew Forbes received his PhD in Statistics from Cornell University, USA in 1990, with his thesis involving methodological issues in matched case- control studies. Following this, he worked at Ciba-Geigy Pharmaceuticals, USA until January December 1991 as a postdoctoral fellow, gaining experience in methodology, design and analyses of clinical trials, and consultation with clinicians. He joined Monash University in January 1992, and heads the Biostatistics Unit, which consists of 10 staff. He has research interests in development of analytical methods for interrupted time series designs, the application of causal modelling principles to practical problems, and latent variable methods. He has active roles in biostatistics coursework development and teaching for postgraduate students in biostatistics, in health / clinical research, and undergraduate students in medicine and biomedical science. He is a chief investigator on numerous research projects in the Department and with external investigators, and is active in statistical consulting within the Faculty of Medicine, its affiliated institutes, and for external bodies.

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Projects 2001 2020

Research Output 1996 2017

A tiered multidisciplinary approach to the psychosocial care of adult cancer patients integrated into routine care: the PROMPT study (a cluster-randomised controlled trial)

Turner, J., Kelly, B. J., Clarke, D., Yates, P., Aranda, S., Jolley, D., Forbes, A., Chambers, S., Hargraves, M. M. & Mackenzie, L. 1 Jan 2017 In : Supportive Care in Cancer. 25, 1, p. 17-26 10 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Cohort Profile: The Australian Gulf War Veterans' Health Study cohort

Ilkin, J. F., Kelsall, H., McKenzie, D. P., Gwini, S. M., Forbes, A. B., Glass, D. C., McFarlane, A. C., Clarke, D., Wright, B., Del Monaco, A. & Sim, M. R. 1 Feb 2017 In : International Journal of Epidemiology. 46, 1, 31

Research output: Other - peer-reviewArticle

Intraoperative dexamethasone does not increase the risk of postoperative wound infection: A propensity score-matched post hoc analysis of the ENIGMA-II trial (EnDEX)

Corcoran, T., Kasza, J., Short, T. G., O'Loughlin, E., Chan, M. T. V., Leslie, K., Forbes, A., Paech, M., Myles, P. & ENIGMA-II investigators 1 Feb 2017 In : British Journal of Anaesthesia. 118, 2, p. 190-199 10 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Mortality is Greater in Septic Patients with Hyperlactatemia Than with Refractory Hypotension

Gotmaker, R., Peake, S. L., Forbes, A., Bellomo, R. & for the ARISE Investigators 28 Feb 2017 (Accepted/In press) In : Shock.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle