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Marnie Downes

Marnie Downes

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Role Biostatistician (Snr Research Officer)
Research area Population health
Marnie joined the Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics Unit (CEBU) as a postdoctoral biostatistician in 2020 after completing her PhD in Biostatistics at the University of Melbourne. Marnie supports a number of research streams at MCRI including COVID Wellbeing and Changing Children's Chances where she provides input on epidemiological design and statistical methods to single- and multi-cohort research projects. Her expertise is underpinned by methodological research in causal inference, conducted as part of the causal team within CEBU.

Marnie has previous experience working at the University of Melbourne Statistical Consulting Centre (2005-2010) and the Centre for Biostatistics and Clinical Trials at Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre (2010-2014).
Marnie joined the Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics Unit (CEBU) as a postdoctoral biostatistician in 2020 after completing her PhD in Biostatistics at the University of Melbourne. Marnie supports a number of research streams at MCRI including...
Marnie joined the Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics Unit (CEBU) as a postdoctoral biostatistician in 2020 after completing her PhD in Biostatistics at the University of Melbourne. Marnie supports a number of research streams at MCRI including COVID Wellbeing and Changing Children's Chances where she provides input on epidemiological design and statistical methods to single- and multi-cohort research projects. Her expertise is underpinned by methodological research in causal inference, conducted as part of the causal team within CEBU.

Marnie has previous experience working at the University of Melbourne Statistical Consulting Centre (2005-2010) and the Centre for Biostatistics and Clinical Trials at Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre (2010-2014).

Top Publications

  • Goldfeld, S, Moreno-Betancur, M, Gray, S, Guo, S, Downes, M, O'Connor, E, Azpitarte, F, Badland, H, Redmond, G, Williams, K, et al. Addressing Child Mental Health Inequities Through Parental Mental Health and Preschool Attendance.. Pediatrics 151(5) : 2023
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  • Kerr, JA, Dumuid, D, Downes, M, Lange, K, O'Connor, M, Thornton, L, Mavoa, S, Lycett, K, Olds, TS, Edwards, B, et al. Socioeconomic disadvantage and polygenic risk for high BMI magnify obesity risk across childhood: a longitudinal, population, cohort study. The Lancet Global Health 11: s9 -s10 2023
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  • Machalek, DA, Vette, KM, Downes, M, Carlin, JB, Nicholson, S, Hirani, R, Irving, DO, Gosbell, IB, Gidding, HF, Shilling, H, et al. SEROLOGICAL TESTING OF BLOOD DONORS TO CHARACTERISE THE IMPACT OF COVID-19 IN MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA, 2020. 2023
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  • Machalek, DA, Vette, KM, Downes, M, Carlin, JB, Nicholson, S, Hirani, R, Irving, DO, Gosbell, IB, Gidding, HF, Shilling, H, et al. Serological testing of blood donors to characterise the impact of COVID-19 in Melbourne, Australia, 2020. PLOS ONE 17(7) : e0265858 2023
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  • Priest, N, Guo, S, Gondek, D, Lacey, RE, Burgner, D, Downes, M, Slopen, N, Goldfeld, S, Moreno-Betancur, M, Kerr, JA, et al. The effect of adverse and positive experiences on inflammatory markers in Australian and UK children. Brain Behavior & Immunity - Health 26: 100550 2022
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