Researcher biography

Professor Robert Ware is an Associate Investigator on the CRE and will provide Biostatistics expertise across all themes. He is also a member of the Knowledge Translation and Implementation theme.

Robert Ware is the Professor of Biostatistics at the Menzies Health Institute Queensland, Griffith University.  Robert’s research expertise centres on the design and analysis of longitudinal cohort studies and, in particular, developing statistical methods to deal with the impact of attrition, missing data and non-compliance on effect estimators. As a consequence of his research program Robert has developed an extensive theoretical and practical knowledge of the design, conduct and analysis of cohort studies. He is the Chief Investigator responsible for statistical design and analysis on three NHMRC funded longitudinal cohort studies (total funding >$3.5 million). Robert has co-authored more than 220 peer-reviewed articles in academic journals covering topics including vaccine epidemiology, intellectual disability, paediatric respiratory medicine and cerebral palsy. His publications have appeared in top ranked international medical journals including Journal of the American Medical Association, New England Journal of Medicine and Lancet, as well as in leading specialist medical (Clinical Infectious Disease, Pediatrics, Chest, Critical Care Medicine), epidemiological (American Journal of Epidemiology and Annals of Epidemiology), and statistical (Statistics in Medicine) journals. Since being awarded his PhD in Statistics in 2003 from the University of Canterbury (New Zealand), Robert has worked continuously as an academic statistician. Between 2003 and 2007 he was employed as a Post-Doctoral Fellow on a NHMRC-funded Capacity Building Grant in Expertise in Longitudinal Studies.  Since 2008 Robert has been a full-time consulting statistician and has held contract positions in the Schools of Public Health and Medicine, The University of Queensland, as well as at Children’s Health Queensland, Caboolture Hospital, Mater Hospital, and the Institute for Urban Indigenous Health.  He provides ongoing expert biostatistical advice to the Queensland Audit for Surgical Mortality. Robert’s current collaborations include work with clinical and public health researchers at all major Brisbane-based universities and hospitals, as well as Burnett Institute, Queensland Institute of Medical Research, VicHealth, Monash University and University of Western Australia. 

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