Centre for

Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics

The Centre for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics (CCEB), School of Medicine and Public Health, Faculty of Health and Medicine was founded in 1981 with a Rockefeller Foundation Grant as part of the INCLEN (International Clinical Epidemiology Network). The focus of this grant was to establish centres of epidemiological and biostatistical research excellence in Africa, Asia-Pacific, Europe, North America, and South America to bring rigorous research evidence to clinical medical and population (public) health practice. CCEB was the original INCLEN centre in the Asia-Pacific region.

Since its foundation, CCEB has been conducting high quality research; research higher degree supervision and training, as well as providing coursework training - from short intensive course to PhD level - in research methods in Australia, Asia and Africa. CCEB is an internationally recognised epidemiological and biostatistical research methods resource within the University of Newcastle, and beyond to the Asia-Pacific and global level. CCEB graduates are now working in senior positions in ministries of health, universities, NGOs, UN agencies,