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Stepped-wedge Trials Virtual Information Session

In this two-hour virtual session you'll hear from four invited speakers from the Maridulu Budyari Gumal (SPHERE) partnership including: Dr Steve Frost, Dr Ayano Kelly, Dr Thach Tran and Associate Professor Gian Luca Di Tanna. They will present on their experiences using the stepped-wedge trial design and biostatistical considerations.


Dr Steve Frost – Intensive care nurse from Liverpool Hospital, with a Masters of Public Health and a PhD in Epidemiology, Steve is part of SWSLHD Nursing and Midwifery Research Alliance, based at the Ingham Institute for Applied Medical Research at Liverpool, and is a Visiting Scientist at the Garvan Institute of Medical Research who has undertaken several stepped-wedge trials.

Dr Ayano Kelly – Rheumatologist and Senior Lecturer at UNSW, School of Clinical Medicine, South Western Sydney Campus and an early career clinician researcher with interests in medication adherence, standardising outcomes in trials, implementation science and consumer engagement in research. Ayano has used the stepped wedge trial design in a hybrid implementation study.

Dr Thach Tran – Research Officer at the Garvan Institute of Medical Research with a Medical Doctor, a Master of Biostatistics, and a PhD in Epidemiology. Thach is interested in experimental design and data analysis, including modelling complex longitudinal and correlated data from multicentre randomised control trials, developing a prediction model, analysing linked health data and managing large and complex datasets.

Associate Professor Gian Luca Di Tanna – BioStatistician and Health Economist, with a PhD in Health Economics, a MPhil/PhD in Medical Statistics and a MSc in Data Intelligence and Decision Analysis. Gian Luca is Head of the BioStatistics Division, and co-Head of the Meta-Research and Evidence Synthesis Unit at The George Institute for Global Health in Sydney and Associate Professor at the Faculty of Medicine, UNSW. He has worked on various Stepped Wedge Trials and their statistical methodology including models for the economic evaluation of treatments alongside SWTs.

To register for the event, please email Lucy Coupland:

17 May 2022 | 12:30pm
Online - Zoom
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