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Professor Matthew Knuiman -Chair BPMRI Research and Scientific Committee

Research Interests: Biostatistics, Epidemiology and control of diabetes, vascular disease, respiratory diseases.

Professor Knuiman is a biostatistician/epidemiologist whose primary training was in the field of statistics. After three years in the Department of Biostatistics at Harvard University he returned to The University of Western Australia in 1988 to help establish the postgraduate program in public health. He has responsibility for biostatistics teaching and supervises a number of PhD and Master’s level research projects. He was Head of Department of Public Health 1998-2002. His current research interests focus on the population and clinical epidemiology of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and respiratory diseases. Since 1990 he has been the Biostatistician/Epidemiologist for the Busselton Health Study (BHS). He is the Chair of the BHS Research and Scientific Committee and is custodian of the BHS database. He has published 100+ peer-reviewed research articles/book chapters in the fields of biostatistics, epidemiology, public health, medicine and surgery.