Thomas Sullivan

Dr Thomas Sullivan

Senior Biostatistician

School of Public Health

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

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

Tom is a Senior Biostatistician at the South Australian Health & Medical Research Institute and Adjunct Senior Fellow in the School of Public Health. His research interests include clinical trial methodology, methods for handling missing data, the analysis of clustered and longitudinal data, and methods of meta-analysis.

  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2018 Senior 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)
2020-2024 Increasing the value of randomised trials: a combined program of methodological and applied health research / Project ID 1173576 Sullivan T NHMRC


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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