Thomas Sullivan


  • 2852 Citations
  • 28 h-Index
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Dr Thomas Sullivan is a senior biostatistician in the Healthy Mothers, Babies and Children (HMBC) theme at SAHMRI, specialising in clinical trial methodology and statistical approaches to handling missing data. Tom's role is to provide high level statistical support, expertise and leadership to the research activity of SAHMRI, particularly within the HMBC theme. He holds a PhD in statistics (Multiple Imputation for Handling Missing Outcome Data), a Graduate Diploma in Biostatistics, a Bachelor of Mathematical and Computer Sciences with First Class Honours in Statistics, and a Bachelor of Social Sciences, all from the University of Adelaide.

Tom's research interests include methods of multiple imputation, the analysis of clustered and longitudinal data, sample size methods for perinatal trials, methods to adjust for non-compliance in randomised trials, and methods of meta-analysis.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of Adelaide


Bachelor's Degree (Honours), University of Adelaide


Bachelor's Degree, University of Adelaide


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Research Output 2007 2019

  • 2852 Citations
  • 28 h-Index
  • 103 Article
  • 8 Review article
  • 4 Comment/debate
  • 2 Letter

Exenatide corrects postprandial hyperglycaemia in young people with cystic fibrosis and impaired glucose tolerance: A randomized crossover trial

Geyer, M. C., Sullivan, T., Tai, A., Morton, J. M., Edwards, S., Martin, A. J., Perano, S. J., Gagliardi, L., Rayner, C. K., Horowitz, M. & Couper, J. J., 1 Mar 2019, In : Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism. 21, 3, p. 700-704 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2 Citations (Scopus)

Accounting for twin births in sample size calculations for randomised trials

Yelland, L., Sullivan, T., Collins, C., Price, D. J., McPhee, A. & Lee, K. J., 1 Jul 2018, In : Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology. 32, 4, p. 380-387 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2 Citations (Scopus)

B Part of It protocol: A cluster randomised controlled trial to assess the impact of 4CMenB vaccine on pharyngeal carriage of Neisseria meningitidis in adolescents

Marshall, H. S., McMillan, M., Koehler, A., Lawrence, A., Maclennan, J. M., Maiden, M. C. J., Ramsay, M., Ladhani, S. N., Trotter, C., Borrow, R., Finn, A., Sullivan, T., Richmond, P., Kahler, C. M., Whelan, J. & Vadivelu, K., 1 Jul 2018, In : BMJ open. 8, 7, e020988.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

B Part of It study: a longitudinal study to assess carriage of Neisseria meningitidis in first year university students in South Australia

McMillan, M., Walters, L., Mark, T., Lawrence, A., Leong, L. E. X., Sullivan, T., Rogers, G., Andrews, R. M. & Marshall, H. S., 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Human Vaccines and Immunotherapeutics.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2 Citations (Scopus)

Electrophysiologic features of protected channels in late postinfarction patients with and without spontaneous ventricular tachycardia

Nayyar, S., Wilson, L., Ganesan, A., Sullivan, T., Kuklik, P., Young, G., Sanders, P. & Roberts-Thomson, K. C., 1 Jan 2018, In : Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology. 51, 1, p. 13-24 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle