Dr Anurika De Silva

Clinical Biostatistician

The University of Melbourne

I’ve always loved maths and it’s led me to have an exciting career leading multi-million dollar clinical trials with collaborators from all over the world.

I am an early career biostatistician at the Methods and Implementation Support for Clinical and Health (MISCH) research Hub, University of Melbourne. I completed a BSc in Industrial Statistics at the University of Colombo (Sri Lanka) and a PhD in Biostatistics at the University of Melbourne. I use maths and statistics to help doctors find the best treatments for patients. I currently lead 18 clinical trials in multidisciplinary teams from national and international institutes and also develop statistical methods for clinical research.

I’m passionate about the next generation participating in STEAM study and careers, as I’ve seen first-hand what a love for maths can do for a person. I also enjoy supervising PhD and Master students and teaching biostatistics at the University of Melbourne.

As a Superstar of STEM working towards the advancement of public health, I’m excited about enhancing statistical communication and making statistics accessible to everyone.

Dr Anurika De Silva is a Superstar of STEM.