Mr Mark Chatfield


Centre for Health Services Research
Faculty of Medicine
+61 7 3176 4555


Mark is a diligent, experienced, applied biostatistician. He has had substantial involvement with randomised controlled trials and is an expert user of Stata statistical software.

In collaboration with other researchers, he has published over 80 manuscripts in peer-reviewed international journals and has achieved over $20M in NHMRC project grant funding. He is currently co-supervising two PhD students.

He is an Honorary Fellow (Associate Professor) with Menzies School of Health Research, where he worked 2012-2017. He has also worked at QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute (2017-8), NHMRC Clinical Trials Centre, University of Sydney (2009-2012), UK MRC Human Nutrition Research (2006-9), Department of Public Health and Primary Care, University of Cambridge (2002-6).

He is currently employed (Academic Research Level C) to undertake collaborative research (and some statistical consulting) with UQ Faculty of Medicine researchers:

Mon, Tues ... Queensland Cerebral Palsy and Rehabilitation Research Centre (QCPRRC), Child Health Research Centre [South Brisbane]

Weds........... UQ Centre for Clinical Research [RBWH, Herston]

Thurs, Fri .... Centre for Health Services Research [Princess Alexandra Hospital]

Research Interests

  • Biostatistics
    Statistican collaborator (and some statistical consulting) in health research. Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society. PLoS One Statistical Advisory Board. Statistical reviewer for The Lancet (2003-9).
  • Randomised Controlled Trials (RCTs)
    Substantial involvement in many RCTs (funding applications, design and analysis, presentation and interpretation). Member of ACTA Statistics in Trials Interest Group (STInG). NHMRC Project Grant Review Panel member.
  • Stata statistical software
    Systems for the transparent and reproducible organisation of statistical analyses of a study’s data, contributing the following user-written programs: –table1_mc– create "table 1" of baseline characteristics for a manuscript, –precombine– examine n ≥ 2 datasets before combining, –labeldatasyntax– produce syntax to label variables and values, given a data dictionary. Teaching of Stata courses. Made Stata 15.1 freely available to anyone in the Faculty of Medicine [Ask ITS for access.]


  • Bachelor of Arts in Mathematical Sciences, Oxf.
  • Master of Science Statistics, University of Southampton


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Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Hanjani, L. S., Peel, N., Freeman, C., Caffery, L., Chatfield, M., Hubbard, R. and Gray, L. (2018). Telehealth residential care medication reviews to enable collaboration of pharmacists and geriatricians. In: The Australian and New Zealand Society for Geriatric Medicine Annual Scientific Meeting 2018, Cutting Edge: Optimising the Journey for Older Surgical Patients, Sydney, Australia, (29-29). 27-29 June 2018.

Grants (Administered at UQ)