From a young age I’ve wanted to work in a field where I could help other people. I had read a book about diseases that threaten humanity and found myself compelled to try and do something about it. I wanted to work in health or medicine but later I also became interested in statistics and coding. Biostatistics was a perfect blend of the two areas of interest.
I don’t have an ultimate goal for my work, but it would be great to see more statisticians involved in research design.
Erin Nolan is a statistician for the Clinical Research Design, IT and Statistical Support (CReDITSS) unit at the HMRI. She completed a Bachelor of Science (Biology) and a Masters of Clinical Epidemiology at the University of Newcastle. She started the NSW Biostatistics Training Program with the NSW Ministry of Health and a Masters of Biostatistics with the University of Sydney in 2018 and is completing them while working at the HMRI. She aims to complete both by the end of 2021.
HMRI Clinical Research Design and Statistics