Australia’s trusted immunisation experts
02 November 2022 | NewsAt least two thirds of Australians, including children and adolescents, have had COVID-19, two national antibody studies findRead the full article
Heather Gidding is Senior Research Fellow at NCIRS and Associate Professor, NHMRC Career Development Fellow, Principal Research Fellow Women and Babies Research, the University of Sydney Northern Clinical School. She is an infectious diseases epidemiologist and biostatistician. Heather is interested in maximising the use of routinely collected data for epidemiological research, in particular using data linkage methods, and longitudinal data analysis techniques to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of vaccine programs.
Sandrine Stepien is a biostatistician and holds a masters degree in applied biostatistics from the University of Montpellier in France. She started her career in pharmaceutics and worked on various clinical trials in various therapeutic areas. She then moved toward a more academic position at The George Institute for Global Health in Sydney. Her experience in clinical trials and pharmaceutical settings has helped her develop a rigorous approach to processes and a mindset for traceability and reproducibility. Academic research, on the other hand, has increased her capacity to adapt to unexpected challenges. She enjoys making sense of the data she analyses, finding achievements working with researchers, and providing statistical support and robust analysis.