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Manager, Biometrics

BCA Marketing, BSc Statistics and Applied Statistics, PhD

Dr Cooper has been active as a biostatistician in health research for 10 years. He is Manager of Biometrics at the Telethon Kids Institute in Western Australia, an independent Medical Research Institute.

Dr Cooper oversees the institutes biostatistics and data services functions that provide support to over 400 researchers across a child health research campus.

Having published over 50 peer-reviewed research articles, predominantly in the area of clinical epidemiology, Dr Cooper’s own research has focused on complications arising from Type 1 Diabetes. He recently (2017) completed his PhD at the University of Western Australia, titled “A contemporary assessment of risk factors for the complications of childhood-onset Type 1 diabetes”.

Dr Cooper is actively involved in numerous Scientific Review Committees and is engaged in Western Australia’s extensive Data Linkage system. A key area of research focus for Dr Cooper is utilising longitudinal data to provide individualised risk predictions for complication development.

These models are built by combining different data sources, including population-based clinical registries with routinely collected administrative health records (utilising the International Classification of Diseases coding system).