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Diana joined the Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics Unit (CEBU) in 2014 to work with the Cardiac Surgery and Cardiology Research Teams at The Royal Children's Hospital. She also consults with the Victorian Infant Brain Studies team along side Professor Katherine Lee. She has extensive experience in clinical trials and applying statistical methods in medical research and is the coordinator of the "Introduction to R" course run by CEBU. She has supervised students undertaking a Master of Biostatistics at the University of Melbourne in recent years.
Prior to her appointment at CEBU, Diana worked at the NHMRC Clinical Trials Centre based at the University of Sydney from 2007 to 2012. She returned to Melbourne in 2012 where she took up a position at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre until 2014.
Diana’s main role at CEBU is to provide statistical support for the Cardiac Surgery and Cardiology Research Teams at RCH.
- Australian and New Zealand Fontan Registry
- Victorian Infant Brain Studies (VIBeS)
Selected publications from 2019/2020:
Daley M, du Plessis K, Zannino D, Hornung T, Disney P, Cordina R, Grigg L, Radford DJ, Bullock A, d'Udekem Y. Reintervention and survival in 1428 patients in the Australian and New Zealand Fontan Registry. Heart, 2020, May; 106(10): 751-757. doi: 10.1136/heartjnl-2019-315430. Epub 2019 Oct 29.PMID: 31662333
Moroney E, Zannino D, Cordina R, Gentles T, d'Udekem Y, Zentner D. Does pregnancy impact subsequent health outcomes in the maternal Fontan circulation? International Journal of Cardiology, 2020, Feb 15; 301: 67-73. doi: 10.1016/j.ijcard.2019.08.039. Epub 2019 Sep 11.PMID: 31575496
Marathe SP, Zannino D, Shi WY, du Plessis K, Kehr J, Perumal G, Sun J, Gentles TL, Ayer J, Sholler GF, Verrall CE, Alphonso N, Andrews D, d'Udekem Y, Winlaw DS. Two Ventricles Are Not Better Than One in the Fontan Circulation: Equivalent Late Outcomes. Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 2019, Mar; 107(3): 852-859. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2018.08.024. Epub 2018 Oct 6.PMID: 30300642
Newland DP, Poh CL, Zannino D, Elias P, Brizard CP, Finucane K, Winlaw DS, d'Udekem Y. The impact of morphological characteristics on late outcomes in patients born with hypoplastic left heart syndrome. European Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery, 2019, Sep 1; 56(3):557-563. doi: 10.1093/ejcts/ezz052.PMID: 30805594