Dinusha Bandara joined the institute to lead management of data and analytics for the Australian Longitudinal Study on Male Health, the first national longitudinal study in Australia focusing exclusively on male health and wellbeing. She also contributes to the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children research team. She has over fourteen years’ experience in data analytics field and has gained extensive experience in statistical consulting, data management, data governance and analytical project management. Her research interests include exploration of the complexity of longitudinal studies, development of novel ways to report complex data, linkage of complex datasets and harmonisation of international datasets for comparative analyses.
Dinusha continues to be an advisor for the Growing Up in New Zealand study at the University of Auckland, and previously she was the leading study biostatistician for over seven years. She also held the biostatistics research fellow position at ASPREE, Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University and the consulting biostatistician position at Institute of Environmental Science and Research Ltd. In addition to her academic achievements, she has also completed a proficiency course at the University of Oxford, and she is an invited external publication peer reviewer for a number of leading scientific journals.