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Marnie Downes

Marnie Downes

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Role 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

  • O’Connor, M, Spry, E, Patton, G, Moreno-Betancur, M, Arnup, S, Downes, M, Goldfeld, S, Burgner, D, Olsson, CA. Better together: Advancing life course research through multi-cohort analytic approaches. Advances in Life Course Research 53: 100499 2022
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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 2022
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  • Downes, M, O'Connor, M, Olsson, CA, Burgner, D, Goldfeld, S, Spry, EA, Patton, G, Moreno-Betancur, M. Causal inference in multi-cohort studies using the target trial approach. 2022
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  • Koirala, A, Gidding, HF, Vette, K, Macartney, K, Wood, N, Britton, PN, Clark, JE, Wadia, U, Richmond, P, Bartlett, A, et al. The seroprevalence of SARS‐CoV‐2‐specific antibodies in children, Australia, November 2020 – March 2021. The Medical Journal of Australia 217(1) : 43 -45 2022
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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. 2022
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