The Centre for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Centre for

Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics

The Centre for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics (CCEB) provides national and international education programs in public health for health professionals and the promotion and delivery of trans-disciplinary research into health and health care.

Founded in 1981 the CCEB is acknowledged for its pioneering role in offering postgraduate programs in public health via distance education. Its health-focused research and postgraduate programs are highly regarded internationally. The opportunity to undertake postgraduate study with the Centre has attracted many high quality health professionals, who have benefited from career enhancement and increased research opportunities.

The CCEB is a multi-disciplinary centre situated within the School of Medicine and Public Health, part of the Faculty of Health and Medicine within the University of Newcastle and provides the majority of the School's postgraduate curricula and research in public health. The CCEB is an integral part of community medicine and clinical epidemiology, public health health behavioural science, and clinical pharmacology research and teaching within the School.

The CCEB is located in the HMRI Building on the John Hunter Hospital campus.

Within the HMRI Building, our postgraduate students have access to computer facilities and support services, in addition to the full range of facilities provided on the main campus.

An important role of the CCEB is to liaise with other health science institutions in developing countries and in Australia, to produce significant numbers of skilled personnel who can assist clinicians, health administrators, public health professionals and politicians in their quest for evidence based health promotion and health care delivery; and rational, effective and economically efficient use of health care resources to achieve optimal health care.


To provide high quality education within Australia and internationally in the areas of epidemiology, clinical epidemiology, biostatistics, health economics, public health, health promotion, pharmaco-epidemiology, genetic and molecular epidemiology, communicable disease epidemiology, quality improvement in health care, environmental epidemiology, applied management in health, drug and alcohol, stroke management , global health and primary health care.

To design and operate innovative flexible delivery modes of education, including web based instruction and distance learning within Australia and overseas, in addition to full time and part time programs on campus.

To equip health care professionals with the skills to critically evaluate their practice, identify evidence based practices and to perform research into important health problems of the population.


The CCEB is located on the John Hunter Hospital Campus in the HMRI Building on level 4 West New Lambton Heights.

  • Post Graduate Students have access to computer facilities and support services within the HMRI Building, in addition to the full range of facilities provided on the main campus.
  • The main University campus is located about 3km north in the suburb of Callaghan. There is an off- road cycleway.
  • The John Hunter Hospital, the region's main teaching hospital which is on the same campus, is also accessible by the public bus transport system.


It is an integral part of Community Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology, Health Behavioural Science, and Clinical Pharmacology in the School, and has strong links with Statistics in the Faculty of Science and IT, Business and Law in the Faculty of Business and Law, and Sociology and Anthropology in the Faculty of Education and Arts.

The CCEB also has close associations with other groups within the Faculty of Health and Medicine such as general practice, medicine, psychiatry, reproductive medicine and surgical science. These multi-disciplinary links provide students with an opportunity to participate in research projects in these disciplines and obtain direct experience in a variety of practical research methods.

Other key collaborative education and research links include:

Contact us

For general enquiries regarding any of the programs, research projects or activities offered by the Centre for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, please contact us at:

Education Office
Centre for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics
The University of Newcastle
HMRI Building1, Kookaburra Circuit,
New Lambton NSW 2305

For enquires regarding enrolments please contact GradSchool