The Biostatistics Centre brings together academic biostatisticians who are methodological experts in health-related research, helping improve the quality of research, health knowledge and health outcomes. We welcome new collaborations with health researchers.
Associate Professor Trudy Sullivan is available for general health economics advice and support, collaboration on projects, seminars, and workshops. Trudy works in her consultancy position half-time, but you can contact her any time (details below) to make an appointment.
Research Advisers Dr Edwin Meijerink and Ali Cameron are able to provide information and advice about the research grants that may be available to you. As well as guidance about particular funds suited to your specific field of interest, they can provide advice about the documentation required for your applications. In some cases applications are submitted through a web portal and they can assist with this. They are also responsible for preparing the contracts and subcontracts that are sometimes required as a result of successful applications.
Any research involving the use of Te Whatu Ora – Southern resources, facilities, patients, or records must receive Locality Authorisation before commencing. The approval process involves consultation with clinical, academic, and management leaders to ensure that the research is relevant and ethically sound, is able to be adequately resourced from both a clinical and a financial perspective, and that any risks are properly assessed and managed.
HRS is able to help you negotiate this process and the documentation required.
HRS Manager, Mette Goodin, is responsible for negotiating contracts with trial sponsors.
Research Advisers, Bianca Dobson and Ruth Jeffery, provide support for commercial trial costing and budget preparation.
Invercargill staff should contact Nicola Brandsen (Te Whatu Ora – Southern) for assistance.
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