Associate Professor 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 70 manuscripts in peer-reviewed international journals and has achieved over $20M in NHMRC project grant funding. He is currently co-supervising three 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, Thurs, Fri ... Centre for Health Services Research [Princess Alexandra Hospital]

Research Interests

  • Biostatistics
    Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society. PLoS One Statistical Advisory Board. Statistical reviewer for The Lancet (2003-9). Statistican collaborator (and some statistical consulting) in health research.
  • Randomised Controlled Trials (RCTs)
    NHMRC Project Grant Review Panel member. Member of ACTA Statistics in Trials Interest Group (STInG). Substantial involvement in many RCTs (funding applications, design and analysis, presentation and interpretation).
  • 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. I have also assessed the needs of Stata users in the Faculty of Medicine - access to Stata 15 while on the network is hopefully just around the corner now.


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