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BA (Hons) MSc

Peter Jacoby is a senior biostatistician working for the Child Disability research group. He has over 30 years of experience working with mathematics in academic and industrial settings and has been at Telethon Kids Institute (TKI) since 2003. In 2013, he was appointed to an adjunct Associate Professor position at the University of Western Australia. At Telethon Kids, his primary role is the provision of statistical leadership for research studies conducted by research groups across the campus. This consists of consultation with clinicians and other researchers on study design, appropriate statistical analysis and interpretation of results, performing analyses where appropriate, supervision of analysts, and preparation of research papers for publication. His work has supported many areas of research at Telethon Kids including intellectual disability, infectious diseases, mental health and autism, spatial epidemiology, Aboriginal health, dietary and environmental exposures, adverse birth outcomes and child maltreatment. 

Recently Peter has worked exclusively in the area of child disability and was the senior biostatistician involved in the development and validation of the Quality of Life Inventory-Disability (QI-Disability), a bespoke quality of life measure for children with intellectual disability. He is currently the statistician for a collaborative project funded by the US National Institutes for Health (NIH) whose aim is to develop and validate outcome measures for use in future clinical trials of treatments for children with CDKL5 deficiency disorder.

He has been a chief investigator on six National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) grants and an author on over 150 publications in peer reviewed journals.