Amy Salter

Dr Amy Salter

Senior Lecturer

School of Public Health

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.

I have been a Senior Lecturer in Biostatistics in the School of Public Health since 2005. Prior to joining Public Health I worked in the Discipline of Statistics in the School of Mathematical Sciences at the University of Adelaide for three years. Prior to that I worked in my first academic post at Edinburgh Napier University in Edinburgh, Scotland, also for three years.

I am the Program Coordinator for the Master of Biostatistics, a multi-institutional suite of Post Graduate programs that are supported by the Biostatistics Collaboration of Australia.

I am passionate about teaching, the ever evolving online student experience and the integration of engaging and contemporary research into teaching practice.


My applied research interests lie within the broad field of Biostatistics in Public Health with emphasis on the design, running and analysis of data from clinical trials and public health interventions. I maintain a special interest in perinatal trials.  

My theoretical research interests are predominantly in the field of survival analysis and its applications. Examples of such applications are readily found in both experimental (e.g. randomised controlled trials) and observational (e.g. epidemiological cohort) settings. In particular, much of my research to date deals with the extension of theory associated with recurrent or multiple event survival data and the design of follow-up intervals. More recently I have been looking at methods to model the cumulative effect of time dependent exposures on outcomes.

  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2005 Senior Lecturer University of Adelaide
    2005 - 2007 Deputy Director University of Adelaide
    2002 - 2004 Lecturer University of Adelaide
    1999 - 2001 Lecturer Napier University
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2000 University of Adelaide Australia Doctor of Philosophy (Statistics).
  • Postgraduate Training

    Date Title Institution Country
    2000 - 2000 Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching & Learning in Higher Education Napier University United Kingdom
    1994 - 1994 Bachelor of Mathematical and Computing Sciences Hons 1 (Statistics) University of Adelaide Australia
Competitive Research Funding
Date Project/No. Investigators Funding Body  
2013 - 2014 Barbara Kidman Women’s (Research) Fellowship Salter AB The University of Adelaide  
2007 - 2008 LP0775341 - Citizens’ juries: enabling effective influenza pandemic policy through engagement with the community (FluViews). Braunack-Mayer AJ, Rogers WA, Moss JR, Hiller JE, Bi P, Salter AB, Givney RC, van Eyk H. ARC Linkage Project.  
2005 - 2008 349301 - DHA to Optimise Mother Infant Outcome (DOMInO).   Makrides M, Gibson R, McPhee A, Quinliven J.  AI Salter A. NHMRC Project Grant  
Teaching & Coordination
School of Public Health, University of Adelaide

Program coordinator

2011 – current Post-graduate Coordination for the Biostatistics Collaboration of Australia (MBiostat, Grad Dip Biostat, Grad Cert Biostat)

Course coordinator

2015 - current Introduction to Biostatistics (MPH) Blended & Online
2013 - 2015 Investigating Health and Disease in Populations II (BHlthSci)
2007 - 2013 Introduction to Biostatistics (MPH)
2012 - 2015 Design of Randomised Controlled Trials (MBiostat)


  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2018 Co-Supervisor Early Discharge After an Elective Caesarean Section Doctor of Philosophy/Master of Psychology (Health) Doctorate Full Time Ms Christianna Digenis
    2017 Co-Supervisor Innovations in Maternity Care Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Madeleine Rose Benton
    2016 Co-Supervisor The Impact of a Human Factors Intervention on the Performance of a Rapid Response System Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time APrf Richard Chalwin
  • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2014 - 2017 Principal Supervisor Multiple Imputation for Handling Missing Outcome Data Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Thomas Sullivan
    2014 - 2019 Principal Supervisor Adaptation and Validation of an Individualised Paediatric Health-Related Quality of Life Measure (Paediatric Measure Yourself Medical Outcome Profile) and its Evaluation in a Clinical Setting Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Sana Ishaque
    2012 - 2017 Co-Supervisor Physical Activity among Young Educated Saudi Women Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Mazna Almarzooqi
    2010 - 2013 Co-Supervisor Time to Event Analysis of Arthroplasty Registry Data Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Dr Marianne Knarberg Hansen Gillam
    2008 - 2011 Co-Supervisor Statistical Issues Associated with an Analysis of Binary Outcomes in Randomised Controlled Trials when the Effect Measure of Interest is the Relative Risk Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Lisa Yelland
    2007 - 2010 Co-Supervisor Medication Prescribing in the Elderly and the Effect on Health Related Outcomes: An Investigation of Bias in Observational Studies using Computerised Claims Databases Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Nicole Pratt
  • Committee Memberships

    Date Role Committee Institution Country
    2015 - ongoing Member Healthy Development Adelaide (HDA) Research Collaboration.
    2013 - ongoing Member Faculty of Health Sciences Program Management Committee
    2011 - ongoing Member Data Safety Monitoring Committee, multicentre ‘OPTIMIST’ trial
    2010 - ongoing Member Biostatistics Collaboration of Australia Steering Committee
    2010 - ongoing Member Biostatistics Collaboration of Australia Teaching Committee
    2010 - 2013 Member Faculty of Health Sciences Learning and Teaching Committee
    2005 - 2007 Chair Teaching and Learning Committee, School of Population Health.
    2005 - 2007 Member Discipline of Public Health Curriculum Committee
    2005 - 2007 Member Faculty of Health Sciences Learning and Teaching Committee
    2002 - 2005 Member The Research Staff Association The University of Adelaide
    2002 - 2005 Member Early Career Researcher Taskforce
  • Position: Senior Lecturer
  • Phone: 83134619
  • Email:
  • Fax: 8313 6885
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Adelaide Health and Medical Sciences, floor 9
  • Room: WS9062.48
  • Org Unit: Public Health

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