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Biostatistician

BA (Hons) MSc

Specific areas of research expertise: Vaccine effectiveness study design, Infectious disease transmission dynamics, Analysis of longitudinal observational data

Associate Professor Peter Jacoby is a Biostatistician employed as a Principal Research Fellow. He graduated with a Master of Science in Operational Mathematics from Liverpool University, UK.

He was previously employed as a lecturer in mathematics at Edith Cowan University and as a Technical Specialist at Orbital Engine Co. where he was involved in Research and Development in an industrial context.

Since joining the Telethon Institute in 2002, he has been involved in research leading to over 120 co-authored publications that cover a diverse range of research subjects. He has been the primary statistician working on infectious diseases studies and has increasingly contributed to the work of other research groups within the Institute and the wider Australian medical research community.

He is a member of the Princess Margaret Hospital Scientific Advisory Committee in which capacity he provides statistical advice on research proposals prior to their submission to the ethics committee. He conducts peer reviews of articles for a number of international journals and is also actively involved in aspects of study design and analysis for randomised controlled trials conducted by the Papua New Guinea Institute for Medical Research (PNGIMR) investigating the safety and immunogenicity of infant pneumococcal vaccination. He currently holds a Chief Investigator position on five NHMRC project grants.