Dr Katie Harris is a Research Fellow in Biostatistics in the National Perinatal Epidemiology and Statistics Unit, Centre for Big Data Research in Health and School of Women's and Children's Health, Faculty of Medicine, UNSW.
Dr Harris has gained extensive experience as a Biostatistician and Epidemiologist, specialising in statistical techniques such as multilevel modelling, longitudinal data analysis, functional data analysis and relative survival analysis. Current research interests are in Assisted Reproductive Technology and Maternal and Perinatal Health. She has extensive experience of managing and analysing large population based datasets in these areas, specifically the Australian and New Zealand Assisted Reproduction Database (ANZARD) and National Perinatal Data Collection (NPDC).
Prior to commencing her appointment in the NPESU in November 2014 Dr Harris' research focus was in the field of cancer epidemiology where she gained postdoctoral experience as a Research Fellow (July 2010 – December 2013).
In 2010 Katie completed her PhD, entitled ‘Assessment of Control and Performance of Biomedical Systems’, in the Division of Biostatistics, University of Leeds, UK. The statistical techniques of multilevel modelling and functional data analysis were novelly applied to repeated measures data from the clinical domains of Nephrology and Stroke. Prior to undertaking her PhD Katie obtained a BSc in Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Leeds, UK, in 2006.