Robert joined the Centre for Cancer Health Services Research in January 2019 as a Research Fellow in Biostatistics. He holds a Master of Biostatistics from the University of Queensland and is currently a PhD candidate in Biostatistics at the Department of Paediatrics, University of Melbourne. His doctoral research has focussed on developing new models of lung function from multiple-breath washout and complex tidal flow waveform data, with an emphasis on computational Bayesian estimation methods. Prior to undertaking his graduate studies, he was employed in various analytical roles in the economics and public health sectors.
At the Centre, Robert is focussed on developing and applying novel statistical methods to cancer registry data to identify the treatment sequences that best optimise patient outcomes. His appointment is held jointly with the Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, where he works alongside a world-class group of researchers to advance the field of biostatistics.