Introduction to Clinical Research Principles

Planning biostatistical analysis in your research

Exemplified by a clinical research example, this session will help you

  • Increase awareness of statistical methods
  • Decide on data to collect to answer your research question during planning phase
  • Consider the type of variables in an analysis pathway
  • Visualise data and interpretation approach, prior to data collection

Spotlight on the presenter

Dr Emma Ballard

Senior Biostatistician, QIMR Berghofer Statistics Unit

  • Emma manages the biostatisticians for the consultancy service to Metro North, and is the Redcliffe Hospital biostatistician.
  • Background in medical and agricultural research as a researcher and biostatistician.
  • Works with the Metro North Office of Research to increase statistical knowledge and research quality.
  • Expert reviewer for the HREC at the RBWH and TPCH.
  • Adjunct appointment with the University of Queensland School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work.
  • Emma typically works with clients at the design stage and has a mentoring approach to take projects through to publication.

Spotlight on the presenter

Dr Jason Chan

Jason is an early career clinical researcher having recently validated the Canadian Syncope Risk Score in a collaborative study at Redcliffe hospital.

  • Interests include managing risks by avoiding cognitive errors, clinical systems improvement and finding ways for better healthcare resource
  • Advocate for pragmatic and easily translatable research in a busy clinical environment.

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Thursday, 2 April 2020

12:30pm- 1:30pm
Education Centre
Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital
Butterfield Street


Coordinated by Prof Janet Davies of the Metro North Office of Research: