About Us

Adrian Barnett
Principal Research Fellow

Adrian has a Bachelor of Science (Hons) and a PhD in Mathematics. He has spent more than 21 years working as a statistician, specialising in biostatistics, health services research and the research funding. He is particularly passionate about the application of statistics to health and the use of data analysis to develop cost-effective interventions within the health sector.

More recently, Adrian’s research on the costs and personal impacts of grant funding has gained increasing recognition, including his most recent NHMRC-funded project, which demonstrates how the process of applying for research funding can be made more efficient using simplified application systems.

Adrian’s experience working at institutions such as the UK Medical Research Council, University of Queensland and Queensland University of Technology has allowed him to gain broad experience working with clinicians and epidemiologists to run a variety of clinical trials and public health interventions.