Thomas Sullivan

Dr, PhD

  • 3765 Citations
  • 33 h-Index

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Dr Thomas Sullivan is an NHMRC Emerging Leadership Fellow and Lead Biostatistician for the SAHMRI Women and Kids Theme. Tom's role is in developing clinical trial methodology and providing high level statistical support, expertise and leadership to the research activity of SAHMRI. He holds a PhD (Multiple Imputation for Handling Missing Outcome Data), a Masters 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

Masters, University of Adelaide


PhD, University of Adelaide


Bachelor's Degree (Honours), University of Adelaide


Bachelor's Degree, University of Adelaide



  • Biostatistics
  • Clinical Trials
  • clinical trial methodology

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Research Output

  • 3765 Citations
  • 33 h-Index
  • 110 Article
  • 9 Review article
  • 4 Comment/debate
  • 2 Letter

Adjusting for Treatment Switching in Oncology Trials: A Systematic Review and Recommendations for Reporting

Sullivan, T. R., Latimer, N. R., Gray, J., Sorich, M. J., Salter, A. B. & Karnon, J., Mar 2020, In : Value in Health. 23, 3, p. 388-396 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Linking data from a large clinical trial with the Australian Cerebral Palsy Register

Shepherd, E., Mcintyre, S., Smithers-Sheedy, H., Ashwood, P., Sullivan, T. R., te Velde, A., Doyle, L. W., Makrides, M., Middleton, P. & Crowther, C. A., 1 Jan 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology. 62, 10, p. 1170-1175 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Citation (Scopus)

Meningococcal B vaccine and meningococcal carriage in adolescents in Australia

Marshall, H. S., McMillan, M., Koehler, A. P., Lawrence, A., Sullivan, T. R., MacLennan, J. M., Maiden, M. C. J., Ladhani, S. N., Ramsay, M. E., Trotter, C., Borrow, R., Finn, A., Kahler, C. M., Whelan, J., Vadivelu, K. & Richmond, P., 23 Jan 2020, In : New England Journal of Medicine. 382, 4, p. 318-327 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

19 Citations (Scopus)

Red blood cell folate likely overestimated in australian national survey: Implications for neural tube defect risk

Hunt, S. E., Netting, M. J., Sullivan, T. R., Best, K. P., Houghton, L. A., Makrides, M., Muhlhausler, B. S. & Green, T. J., May 2020, In : Nutrients. 12, 5, 1283.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle