Matthew Borg

Matthew Borg

School of Public Health

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD (as Co-Supervisor) - email supervisor to discuss availability.

I am a biostatistician, a research epidemiologist and a non-practising medical doctor. My research interests include environmental epidemiology with a focus on the adverse health impacts of heat, public health, occupational health, climate change, nephrology, oncology and clinical trials. I have extensive experience with data analysis for both small and large datasets, regression modelling and fluency in multiple statistical languages (R, SAS, Stata).

Matthew's PhD project titled "Heat Stress in the Workplace: Health Service Burden and Labour Productivity Loss in Australia" evaluated the adverse impact of heat on occupational injuries, illnesses and associated economic costs in Australia. This was part of a mult-insitutional Australian Resarch Council grant, and his thesis was awarded a Dean's Commendation for Doctoral Research Excellence.

His Honours research titled "Renal Health Outcomes in Relation to Temperature and Heatwaves in Adelaide, South Australia" analysed the impact of high air temperatures on kidney disease. For his work, he was awarded First Class Honours, and the findings have been published in peer-reviewed articles.

  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2016 - 2016 Medical Educator University of Adelaide
  • Awards and Achievements

    Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
    2023 Award ISEE 2023 Travel Award International Society of Epidemiology Taiwan, Province of China 1500 USD
    2023 Research Award Dean's Commendation for Doctoral Thesis Excellence The University of Adelaide Australia -
    2022 Award The Kerry Kirke Student Award Public Health Association Australia Australia $100
    2021 Research Award Poster Abstract Award International Society of Environmental Epidemiology United States Free Annual Membership to ISEE
    2021 Achievement Biostatistics Collaboraton of Australia Star Graduate Biostatistics Collaboraton of Australia Australia -
    2017 Scholarship Freemasons Foundation Centre for Men’s Health Summer Vacation Scholarship South Australian Research and Development Institute Australia 1200
    2016 Scholarship 2016 Australian Faculty of Public Health Medicine John Snow Scholarship Australian Faculty of Public Health Medicine Australia Full conference registration for the 15th World Congress on Public Health and up to $600 on travel assistance
    2016 Award Thomas L Borthwick Memorial Prize in Public Health and Preventative Medicine The University of Adelaide Australia -
    2015 Scholarship Adelaide Medical Students' Foundation Travel Scholarship Adelaide Medical Students' Foundation Australia $1000
    2013 Scholarship Adelaide Summer Research Scholarship Royal Adelaide Hospital Australia 1200
    2012 Scholarship Hospital Research Foundation/TQEH Department Vacation Research Scholarship 2013 Basil Hetzel Institute for Translational Health Research Australia 1200
  • Language Competencies

    Language Competency
    English Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2019 - 2021 University Of Adelaide Australia Masters of Biostatistics
    2019 - 2023 The University of Adelaide Australia PhD
    2017 - 2019 University Of Adelaide Australia Graduate Diploma of Biostatistics
    2015 - 2015 University Of Adelaide Australia Honours Bachelor of Medical Science
    2010 - 2016 University Of Adelaide Australia Bachelor of Medicine / Bachelor of Surgery
  • Certifications

    Date Title Institution name Country
    2023 Writing a persuasive cover letter for your manuscript Elsevier Researcher Academy -
    2023 Epigeum Supervising Doctoral Studies The University of Adelaide Australia
    2023 ADEPT Planning for Action Research Workshop The University of Adelaide Australia
    2021 Graduate Statistician Statistical Society of Australia Australia
    2018 Good Clinical Practice Training Workshop Sponsor Quality Management Caledonian Clinical Training Australia
    2017 A History of Public Health in Post-War Britian London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine United Kingdom
    2017 ENT Update Rural Doctors Workforce Agency Australia
    2016 Insight Global Health Short Course Insight Australia
    2016 Teaching on the Run Royal Adelaide Hospital Australia
    2015 Head and neck cancer forum: Human Papillomavirus (HPV) and oropharyngeal cancer - raising awareness, early detection and referral pathways Cancer Council SA Australia
  • Research Interests

Academic Staff Member, School of Public Health and Adelaide Medical School, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

2022 Semester 2 - MEDIC ST 1502 - Medical Studies 1. Teaching lecturer.

2022 Semester 2 - BIOSTATS 6004EX - Design of Randomised Controlled Trials. Marker.

2021 Semester 2 - PUB HLTH 2007 - Epidemiology for Health and Medical Sciences. Tutor and marker.

2021 Semester 2 - PUB HLTH 7104 - Biostatistics. Marker (Casual Research Officer).

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