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Elizabeth (Liz) Ryan is a Research Fellow in biostatistics in the School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine at Monash University. Liz has over eight years' experience working on clinical trials and has a particular interest in adaptive designs and Bayesian statistics.

Liz completed her PhD in 2014 at Queensland University of Technology (QUT). She then worked in the UK for five years as a clinical trials statistician (King's College London) and as a Postdoc on Bayesian adaptive designs for phase III clinical trials (University of Warwick & University of Birmingham). She then returned home to Brisbane and worked as a Senior Biostatistician for the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Queensland and QCIF Bioinformatics. Liz joined Monash in January 2022 to work on adaptive designs for clinical trials.

Research interests

I'm interested in developing methodology for Bayesian adaptive designs for clinical trials, and implementing these methods in practice. I am also interested more broadly in clinial trial methodology and analysis.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Research area keywords

  • Clinical Trials
  • Bayesian Statistics
  • Adaptive designs
  • Clinical trial methodology
  • Biostatistics

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