Professor Judy Simpson

Professor of Biostatistics
Public Health, School of Public Health

A27 - Edward Ford Building
The University of Sydney
NSW 2006 Australia

T: +61 2 9351 4369
F: +61 2 9351 5049

Research interests

Judy Simpson has 30 years' postdoctoral experience in applying biostatistical techniques to the design and analysis of research in public health and clinical medicine. During her career as a biostatistician, she has published extensively both nationally and internationally, including over 200 articles in peer-reviewed journals.

Her main research interests are: design and analysis of randomised controlled trials, especially cluster-randomised trials; statistical modelling, including hierarchical (multilevel) modeling; survival analysis, especially analysis of multiple failure time data; and analysis of linked data sets.

Current national competitive grants*


Effectiveness of an early intervention trial to prevent obesity - Phase 2: Follow-up and cost effectiveness analysis
Wen L, Baur L, Rissel C, Flood V, Simpson J, Hayes A, Hardy L
NHMRC Project Grant ($420,489 over 4 years)


Population Health at the Clinical Interface: Pregnancy and Childbirth
Roberts C, Ford J, Todd A, Simpson J, Ashton A, Taylor L, Morris J, Ellwood D
NHMRC Centre of Clinical Research Excellence ($2,456,365 over 5 years)

* Grants administered through the University of Sydney