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

1 Citation (Scopus)

Characteristics and outcomes of patients with acute liver failure admitted to Australian and New Zealand intensive care units

Warrillow, S., Bailey, M., Pilcher, D., Kazemi, A., McArthur, C., Young, P. & Bellomo, R., Jul 2019, In : Internal Medicine Journal. 49, 7, p. 874-885 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Declining Mortality of Cirrhotic Variceal Bleeding Requiring Admission to Intensive Care: A Binational Cohort Study

Majeed, A., Majumdar, A., Bailey, M., Kemp, W., Bellomo, R., Pilcher, D. & Roberts, S. K., Oct 2019, In : Critical Care Medicine. 47, 10, p. 1317-1323 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

1 Citation (Scopus)

Early dysglycemia and mortality in traumatic brain injury and subarachnoid hemorrhage

Pappacena, S., Bailey, M., Cabrini, L., Landoni, G., Udy, A., Pilcher, D. V., Young, P. & Bellomo, R., Aug 2019, In : Minerva Anestesiologica. 85, 8, p. 830-839 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

14 Citations (Scopus)

Early sedation with dexmedetomidine in critically ill patients

Shehabi, Y., Howe, B. D., Bellomo, R., Arabi, Y. M., Bailey, M., Bass, F. E., Bin Kadiman, S., McArthur, C. J., Murray, L., Reade, M. C., Seppelt, I. M., Takala, J., Wise, M. P. & Webb, S. A., 27 Jun 2019, In : New England Journal of Medicine. 380, 26, p. 2506-2517 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review