Dr Anurika De Silva


Dr Anurika De Silva

Clinical Biostatistician

The University of Melbourne

Dr Anurika De Silva is a Biostatistics Research Fellow with the Methods and Implementation Support for Clinical and Health research Hub (MISCH) at the University of Melbourne.

Originally from Sri Lanka, Anurika completed an Honours degree in Industrial Statistics at the University of Colombo. For her Honours research she was a part of the team which developed a vessel traffic monitoring system for the Colombo-South harbour.

Anurika completed her PhD in Biostatistics at the University of Melbourne in 2019, funded by a Victorian International Research Scholarship, examining statistical methods for missing data. In her current position, Anurika collaborates with researchers on the design, analysis and reporting of clinical studies, in diverse areas including anaesthesia, cancer, and pain. Her focus is to apply optimal statistical methods in clinical research while advancing the discipline of biostatistics, to generate robust evidence that will have high quality impact and change the society for better.

Always passionate about teaching and much loved by her students, Anurika supervises PhD and Masters students and is the coordinator for the Master of Public Health course on Biostatistics.

Outside of work you might catch her reading a book, or at the pool or unapologetically binge-watching TV shows on Netflix.