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Prof Rory Wolfe has been a biostatistician at Monash since 2000 and contributes to a wide range of epidemiological, public health and clinical research including cohort studies and clinical trials. He also leads research on aspects of statistical methodology as applied to health research. Rory is the Statistical Director of the Monash University Clinical Trials Centre and Head of the Australian Trials Methodology Research Network. Rory is a member of the Statistical Society of Australia. He has delivered postgraduate coursework for the Biostatistics Collaboration of Australia and Monash University for many years.

Rory obtained his PhD in applied statistics from Southampton University (UK) and subsequently did postdoctoral research in statistical methodology for longitudinal studies. He maintains methodological interests in areas including risk prediction, longitudinal studies and clinical trials. Rory has been on the management committee of the Victorian Centre for Biostatistics (VicBiostat) for over 10 years. He also is a member of the Governance Board for the large and influential ASPREE study of aspirin use for primary prevention in older adults which has evolved, with detailed post-trial follow-up, into a significant international cohort study of aging.

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 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Collaborations and top research areas from the last five years

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