Profile article on A/Prof. Matthew Spittal
A/Prof. Matthew Spittal is the subject of a new profile by Jules Morgan published by The Lancet:
Matthew Spittal: diving into the hard problems.
“Data will continue to influence decisions and steer progress, but we still need human
involvement to inform us what data we need to listen to. Biostatistician Matthew Spittal, Associate Professor at the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health Australia (Melbourne, VIC, Australia) is designing practical solutions for psychological and behavioural applied research to improve public health outcomes: “mental health, suicide, and self-harm are areas of research you can characterise as being about hard problems, and that means the solutions are complex, so we need to think carefully about the data we have, and how we analyse and interpret it”.