Professor Richard Woodman

Professor in Biostatistics & Epidemiology

Flinders Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics

place Health Sciences (3.12)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

As a biostatistician at Flinders University, I enjoy collaborating with clinical epidemiologists and public health researchers across a wide range of different fields. Previously I have worked as an epidemiologist, researching the cardiovascular effects of fish oil in type 2 diabetes, as well as techniques for the assessment of arterial structure and function. More recently I have helped developed methodology to allow comparison of in-hospital mortality across Australian hospitals using Hospital Standardised Mortality Ratio's (HSMR's) for both the AIHW and the ACSQHC.

I have particluar interest in several specific statistical methodologies for health research including Structural Equation Models (SEM), methods for the clustering of data including exploratory factor analysis (EFA), confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) and latent class analysis, the assessment of diagnostic and prognostic accuracy, reproducibility, and the geospatial analysis of health data. I also enjoy modelling longitudinal and survival data, multi-state models and their joint modelling. I am a regular user of linked health data. I am available for consulting for all health researchers in the School of Medicine.

Qualifications

PhD (Medicine) (UWA)

M.Biostats (Sydney)

M.Med.Sci (Sport and Exercise Science) (Sheffield)

B.Sc. (Maths and Physics) (Exeter)

Honours, awards and grants

2013

Co-first author of Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease publication selected for media release by the editor: “Lifestyle holds key to predicting women’s brain health” in IOS Press, Dec 19th 2013. [Link].

Publication: AHY Lo, RJ Woodman, NA Pachana, GJ Byrne, PS Sachdev. Associations between lifestyle and cognitive function over time in women aged 40-79 years. J Alzheimers Dis 2014; 39 (2): 371-83. DOI 10.3233/JAD-130971.

2010

Co-author on Australian Diabetes Society “Best Clinical Poster” at Australian Diabetes Society and Australian Diabetes Educators Association Annual Scientific Meeting. 1st – 3rd September, 2010, Sydney

2005

Pfizer-Biostatistics Collaboration of Australia (BCA) 2005 Annual Award for Excellence

2003

Royal Perth Hospital, Young Investigator of the Year Oral Presentation, runner-up.

1999

Royal Perth Hospital, Young Investigator of the Year Oral Presentation, runner-up.

High Blood Pressure Research Council of Australia (HBPRCA), Melbourne

Robert Vandongen Travel Award: Best Young Investigator presentation from Western Australia.

Key responsibilities
  • Supervision of staff in the Flinders Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics (FCEB)
  • Biostatistical consulting
  • Lecturing in Epidemiology and Biostatistics
  • Postgraduate supervision
  • Chair of the FCEB Journal Club (2012-present)
  • Statistical reviewer for Southern Adelaide Clinical Human Research Ethics Committee (2007-present)
Topic coordinator
MMED9103 Introduction to Biostatistics for Public Health
MMED9104 Introduction to Epidemiology for Public Health
Topic lecturer
MMED9104 Introduction to Epidemiology for Public Health
MMED9103 Introduction to Biostatistics for Public Health
Supervisory interests
Biostatistics
Clinical epidemiology
Higher degree by research supervision
Current
Principal supervisor: Temporal trends and geospatial analysis of medications amongst patients admitted to FMC (3)
Associate supervisor: Assessment of the Principles in Dignity of Care (1), The epidemiology of Motor Neurone Disease in South Australia (3), Establisihing a coordinated care program for cirrhotic liver patients (1)
Completion
Principal supervisor: Use of latent class analysis to identify high risk medication use (1)
Associate supervisor: Impact of methotrexate on vascular function in rheumatoid arthritis (1), CVD risk factors and cognitive function in middle to older aged women (1), Anticholinergic drug prescribing and risk of falls dementia and mortality (1), Smoking prevention amongst Indonesian children (1), Hepatocellular carcinoma and chronic hepatitis B (1), Advanced care Directives in an e-health environment (1), Cognitive versus exposure therapy for problem gambling (1), Quantification of gender differences in diet using data from the UK Biobank Cohort (1), Risk prediction of Falls and mortality amongst older hospitalised patients (1), Maternal feeding self-efficacy and fruit and vegetable intakes in infants (1)
Higher degree by research student achievements
Ada Lo (UQ)

PhD publication selected for media release by J Alzheimers Dis - DEC 2013

Leena Baghdadi

Vice Chancellor’s Prize for Doctoral Thesis Excellence - APR 2018

Teuku Tahlil

Vice Chancellor’s Prize for Doctoral Thesis Excellence - APR 2014

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