Dr Shepherd is a postdoctoral research fellow based conjointly with the University of Melbourne and Murdoch Children's Research Institute within the Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics Unit (CEBU). Her current research focuses on modern approaches to causal inference, with a focus on the development and implementation of these methods in the context of EMR data. Dr Shepherd also provides statistical support for the Neurodisability and Rehabilitation Group, researching the aetiology and management of neurodevelopment disabilities.
After a BSc (Hons) in mathematics and statistics and an MSc in statistics (both awarded at the University of Auckland), Dr Shepherd was awarded a PhD from the University of Auckland in 2020. During her numerous research roles, Dr Shepherd has also gained experience in teaching, student supervision and statistical consulting.
Dr Shepherd's research focuses on the development of approaches to causal inference for observational data. She has specific interest in the application of such methods in the area of EMR data.
Biostatistical methodology projects in the field of causal inference
Collaborative projects in the aetiology and management of neurodevelopment disabilities (with the NDR research group)