Associate Professor Stephane Heritier
BSc, MSc, MBA, PhD
Phone +61 3 9903 0054
Stephane Heritier obtained his PhD in Statistics from Geneva University, Switzerland, in 1993, with his thesis involving methodological issues in robust inference. He started his biostatistician career at the Clinical Epidemiology Unit of Geneva University Hospital, followed by an experience in the pharmaceutical industry with Merck-Serono. He moved to Australia in 2002 to be appointed Senior Research Fellow at the NHMRC Clinical Trials Centre, Sydney University, gaining experience in biostatistical methodology, design and analyses of clinical trials and collaboration with clinicians. He was also involved in teaching for postgraduate students in biostatistics. He joined the George Institute in 2006 to work mainly on large-scale studies in cardiovascular and renal diseases, neurological and mental health, critical care and injury prevention. As Head of Statistical Research he led an innovative statistical research program in clinical trial methodology and survival analysis. Stephane moved to Melbourne in September 2014 to become Associate Professor of Biostatistics at DEPM. His research interests include adaptive designs, cluster randomised trials, robust methods in biostatistics, multistage disease modelling and penalised likelihood for survival data. He is a chief investigator on several NHMRC grants and is involved in statistical consulting within the Faculty of Medicine and for other institutions including the pharmaceutical industry.