Thomas Sullivan

Thomas Sullivan

School of Public Health

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

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


Dr Thomas Sullivan is an NHMRC Emerging Leadership Fellow, Co-Leader of the SAHMRI Biostatistics Unit, and Adjunct Senior Fellow in the School of Public Health. His research interests include precision nutrition approaches for improving infant health, methods of multiple imputation, sample size methods for perinatal trials, stratified randomisation, and methods to adjust for non-compliance in randomised trials.

  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2018 - ongoing Biostatistician South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute
    2005 - 2018 Statistician University of Adelaide
  • Awards and Achievements

    Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
    2018 Award Excellence in Trial Statistics award Australian Clinical Trial Alliance Australia -
    2017 Award Dean's Commendation for Doctoral Thesis Excellence University of Adelaide - -
    2014 Award Australian Postgraduate Award - - -
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2019 University of Adelaide Australia Masters of Biostatistics
    2017 University of Adelaide Australia Doctor of Philosophy
    2005 University of Adelaide Australia Bachelor of Mathematical and Computer Sciences (Honours first class)
    2002 University of Adelaide Australia Bachelor of Social Sciences
  • Research Interests

Competitive Research Funding

National Competitive Schemes

Date Project/No. Chief Investigator(s) Funding Body Amount ($AUD)

2024-2028

Developing infant tolerance to peanut via breastmilk: a randomised controlled trial / Project ID 2032553

Palmer D, Perrett K, Sullivan T, Campbell D, Tang M, Geddes D, O'Sullivan M, Perrella S, McWilliam V, Netting M

NHMRC

2,290,114

2022-2025

Novel strategies to improve protection for pregnant women and medically at risk children from influenza and COVID-19 / Project ID 2014684

Marshall H, Danchin M, Blyth C, Ong J, Dodd J, Couper J, Sullivan T, Karnon J, Andraweera P

NHMRC

964,165

2020-2024

Iodine supplementation in pregnancy to improve early childhood neurodevelopment: how much is enough? / Project ID 1199617

Makrides M, Green T, Grivell R, Cheong J, Zhou S, Sullivan T, Afzali H, Best K, Gould J, Mackerras D

MRFF

3,235,960

2020-2024

Increasing the value of randomised trials: a combined program of methodological and applied health research / Project ID 1173576

Sullivan T

NHMRC

583,551

2020-2024

The effect of transfusion with washed versus unwashed red blood cells to modify neonatal morbidity and mortality: A randomised controlled trial / Project ID 1183561

Stark M, Collins C, Sullivan T, Andersen C, Morton R, Marks D

NHMRC

2,071,936

2018-2022

Maternal diet rich in eggs and peanuts to reduce food allergies: a randomised controlled trial / Project ID 1147576

Palmer D, Makrides M, Prescott S, Campbell D, Sullivan T, Gold M, Koplin J, Nanan R

NHMRC

3,668,162

2018-2020

Efficacy and safety of omega-3 DHA supplementation in preterm infants: childhood follow-up of the N3RO trial / Project ID 1146806

Collins C, Makrides M, McPhee A, Gibson R, Sullivan T, Gould J, Best K

NHMRC

703,371

2012-2014

Docosahexaenoic acid for the reduction of bronchopulomonary dysplasia in preterm infants born at less than 29 weeks gestational age: a randomised controlled trial / Project ID 1022112

Collins C, Gibson R, McPhee A, Thio M, Sullivan T, Simmer K, Rajadurai V

NHMRC

1,870,914

2012-2014

Does n-3 LCPUFA supplementation in pregnancy reduce asthma and allergies in school age children / Project ID 1027710

Makrides M, Gold M, Palmer D, Sullivan T, Kennedy J, Alfred M

NHMRC

429,231


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