1997 …2024
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Michael is a researcher 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 22 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 (>27,000 citations). His research output is prolific, having authored >500 peer reviewed publications with >70 as lead or senior author. These manuscripts are consistently published in the highest impact journals (16 publications in the New England Journal of MedicineThe Lancet andJAMA). His h-index is 85 and his i10-index is 330. He has been the principal statistician for >50 successfully funded NHMRC studies worth >$60 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 >300 publications.

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Projects 2008 2024

Research Output 1997 2019

Effect of communication skills training on outcomes in critically ill patients with life-limiting illness referred for intensive care management: A before-and-after study

Orford, N. R., Milnes, S., Simpson, N., Keely, G., Elderkin, T., Bone, A., Martin, P., Bellomo, R., Bailey, M. & Corke, C., 1 Mar 2019, In : BMJ Supportive and Palliative Care. 9, 1, 7 p., e21.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Erythropoietin in traumatic brain injury associated acute kidney injury: A randomized controlled trial

Skrifvars, M. B., Moore, E., Mårtensson, J., Bailey, M., French, C., Presneill, J., Nichol, A., Little, L., Duranteau, J., Huet, O., Haddad, S., Arabi, Y., McArthur, C., Cooper, D. J., Bellomo, R. & The EPO-TBI Investigators and the ANZICS Clinical Trials Group, Feb 2019, In : Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica. 63, 2, p. 200-207 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Impact of rib fixation on quality of life after major trauma with multiple rib fractures

Marasco, S. F., Martin, K., Niggemeyer, L., Summerhayes, R., Fitzgerald, M. & Bailey, M., Jan 2019, In : Injury. 50, 1, p. 119–124 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

"Likely overassistance" during invasive pressure support ventilation in patients in the intensive care unit: a multicentre prospective observational study

Al-Bassam, W., Dade, F., Bailey, M., Eastwood, G., Osawa, E., Eyeington, C., Anesty, J., Yi, G., Ralph, J., Kakho, N., Kurup, V., Licari, E., King, E. C., Knott, C., Chimunda, T., Smith, J., Subramaniam, A., Reddy, M., Green, C., Parkin, G. & 2 othersShehabi, Y. & Bellomo, R., 1 Mar 2019, In : Critical Care and Resuscitation. 21, 1, p. 18-24 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Low-Dose Versus Therapeutic Anticoagulation in Patients on Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation: A Pilot Randomized Trial

Aubron, C., McQuilten, Z., Bailey, M., Board, J., Buhr, H., Cartwright, B., Dennis, M. S., Hodgson, C. L., Forrest, P., McIlroy, D., Murphy, D. A., Murray, L., Pellegrino, V., Pilcher, D. V., Sheldrake, J., Tran, H., Vallance, S., Cooper, D. J. & endorsed by the International ECMO Network (ECMONet), 1 Jul 2019, In : Critical Care Medicine. 47, 7, p. e563-e571 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review