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Michael is a Professor of statistics specialising in Intensive Care. He has completed a Master's degree in statistics and a PhD in mathematical modelling. Michael  has been employed as a biostatistician with Monash University for the past 25 years. His background in medical research prior to Intensive Care was founded on a decade as the principal statistical consultant for one of the largest tertiary and research hospitals in Australia, providing him with a diverse and thorough understanding of medical statistics. In 2007 he was appointed as the biostatistician for the Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Research Centre (ANZIC-RC), and in 2008 promotion to Associate Professor. Since commencing with the ANZIC-RC, Michael has become the most heavily published intensive care statistician in the world, and amongst the top 10 most published Intensive care authors in the world. His reputation has been built on rigorous analyses resulting in robust findings that are heavily cited by his peers (>40,000 citations). His research output is prolific, having authored >560 peer reviewed publications with >80 as lead or senior author. These manuscripts are consistently published in the highest impact journals (24 publications in the New England Journal of MedicineThe Lancet and JAMA). His h-index is >100 and his i10-index is >400. He has been the principal statistician for >60 successfully funded NHMRC studies worth >$70 million. Michael has provided statistical direction and guidance to >130 PhD students. Michael is on the editorial board of 2 international journals, is a reviewer for a further 15 journals, and has provided statistical review for >400 publications.


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