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Cattram Nguyen is a biostatistician in the Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics Unit (CEBU). Her primary role is to provide statistical support to the Pneumococcal Research Group at Murdoch Childrens Research Institute. Cattram also works as a biostatistician/research fellow in the Transition to Contemporary Parenthood Program of the Judith Lumley Centre (La Trobe University).
Cattram has a PhD and a Masters in Biostatistics from the University of Melbourne. During her Masters, she spent several periods abroad, including internships at the World Health Organization and the Research and Training Centre for Community Development in Vietnam. She returned to Australia in 2011 and commenced a PhD, which focused on multiple imputation, a statistical method for handling missing data.
Prior to joining Murdoch Childrens, Cattram worked at the Centre for Biostatistics and Clinical Trials at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, where she coordinated seven multi-centre cancer clinical trials at various stages of development and conduct.
- Student Conference Award, International Society for Clinical Biostatistics, 2013
- Student Travel Award, Statistical Society of Australia, 2013
- Australian Postgraduate Award, 2011-2014
- Annual Award for Excellence, Biostatistics Collaboration of Australia, 2008 and 2009
- Dean's Honours List, University of Melbourne, 2003 and 2004
Cattram works as a biostatistician across a broad range of health and medical research areas. In particular, she involved in a number of vaccine impact studies and vaccine scheduling trials as part of her role with the Pneumococcal Research Group. She also collaborates with researchers from the Centre for Community Child Health on analyses of data from the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children.
Cattram's PhD research focused on multiple imputation, a statistical technique for handling incomplete data. As part of her PhD, she evaluated methods for checking the goodness-of-fit of models used in multiple imputation. She is interested in continuing statistical research with applications to parenting research and pneumococcal vaccine studies.
- Vietnam reduced dose pneumococcal clinical trial
- Evaluation of the impact of pneumococcal conjugate vaccine introduction in Mongolia
Nguyen C, Lee KJ, Carlin, JB. Posterior predictive checking of multiple imputation models. Biometrical Journal. (Accepted).
Eadie, P., Nguyen, C., Carlin, J., Bavin, E., Bretherton, L., & Reilly, S. (2014). Stability of language performance at 4 and 5 years: measurement and participant variability. International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 49(2), 215-227.
Nguyen, C., Carlin, J., & Lee, K. (2013). Diagnosing problems with imputation models using the Kolmogorov-Smirnov test: a simulation study. BMC Medical Research Methodology, 13(1), 144.