I commenced training in biotechnology to understand how tiny molecules cooperate to create big organisms. After eight years in a laboratory setting, most of our results relied on appropriate analyses which were sometimes a stumbling block for us scientists. This prompted my transition into biostatistics where I now provide independent researchers with the help they need to translate their data into meaningful answers.
Tiffany has an undergraduate degree in Biotechnology with Honours from the University of Newcastle and subsequently worked for eight years in genetics research, designing and conducting tests for detection of genetic variation. Her Honours year of research used high-throughput genetic technologies and statistical genetics to identify DNA variants associated with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia. The reliance of genetic studies on statistics seeded Tiffany’s interest in biostatistics.
In October 2015, Tioffany joined the HMRI Clinical Research Design, IT and Statistical Support (CReDITSS) Unit as a Statistician where she provides data management and statistical services to HMRI affiliated researchers.
Tiffany expects to complete her Master of Medical Statistics (University of Newcastle/Biostatistics Collaboration of Australia) in November 2016.