Rushani Wijesuriya

Rushani Wijesuriya


University of Melbourne


I recently completed a PhD in Biostatistics at the University of Melbourne, focusing on developing and evaluating multiple imputation methods for handling missing data in complex epidemiological studies with multiple levels of clustering. I am currently working at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute providing collaborative statistical support to public health research and conducting methodological research in multiple imputation and causal inference.


  • Statistical Methods for Missing Data
  • Multiple Imputation
  • Longitudinal Data Analysis
  • Multilevel data


  • PhD in Biostatistics, 2018-2022

    University of Melbourne, Australia

  • Bsc (Honours) in Statistics, 2012-2016

    University of Colombo, Sri Lanka


Mathematics and Statistics

Theoretical and Practical

Statistical Software

R and Stata

Analytical skills

Data analysis and Visualization



Biostatistician (Research officer)

Oct 2021 – Present Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics (CEBU)
I provided statistical support and advice for the reserach conducted in the department


Department of General Practice

Sep 2021 – Apr 2021 University of Melbourne
I provided statistical support and advice for the reserach conducted in the department

Casual Research Assistant

Melbourne Clinical and Translational Science (MCATS) Platform

Feb 2021 – Sep 2021 University of Melbourne
I provided collaborative statistical support on the design, analysis and reporting of medical research

Casual Academic Tutor

Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics (CEB), Melbourne School of Population and Global Health

Aug 2018 – Oct 2020 University of Melbourne

Temporary Assistant Lecturer

Department of Statistics

Feb 2017 – Feb 2018 University of Colombo

Quantitative Research Services Intern

Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services

Oct 2015 – Nov 2015 Sri Lanka


PhD thesis

Doctor of Philosophy - Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences

Undergraduate thesis

Undergraduate honours thesis in statistics

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