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Matthew Spittal

Associate Professor - Quantitative Analyst
Melbourne School Of Population And Global Health
science & technology
life sciences & biomedicine
humans
male
australia
adult
female
psychiatry
suicide
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A/Prof

Matthew Spittal

 
Division
Medicine, Dentistry And Health Sciences
 
Primary Interest
Suicide and self-harm
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A/Prof

Matthew Spittal

 

Matthew's research interests centre on two main areas. He has a longstanding commitment to understanding how to improve health and prevent injury through modifying the behaviour of individuals.

This research links public health with psychological and behavioural research. He also maintain a strong interest in statistical methods for applied research, particularly observational studies in which statistical adjustment is required to account for the underlying complexity of the data. Matthew's program of research focuses on three broad areas. These are:- The epidemiology of suicide: describing trends over time in the lethality of the major suicide methods; understanding the substitution of one suicide method for another over successive suicide attempts; geographic and temporal variation in suicide rates; interventions to reduce suicide by jumping at hotspots; and media reporting of suicide. - The relationship between quality of care and medico-legal risk: quantifying the risk of complaints, disciplinary action and malpractice claims against medical practitioners; understanding the link between quality of care and negligence litigation in nursing homes.- Statistical methods for predicting events where the underlying risk is changing over time: using parametric and flexible parametric survival methods to model recurrent events; methods of predicting survival adjusted for covariates; and using Poisson regression models for meta-analysis.

Projects

Displaying the 27 most recent projects by Matthew Spittal.

27

Projects

Project Types


19

Research Grant


7

Research Contracts


1

Internal Research Grant


Scholarly Works

Displaying the 210 most recent scholarly works by Matthew Spittal.

Honours, Awards and Fellowships

2009

BCA Roche Annual Award for Excellence

Biostatistics Collaboration of Australia

2006

BCA Pifzer Annual Award for Excellence

Biostatistics Collaboration of Australia

2001

School of Psychology Postgraduate Scholarship

Victoria University of Wellington

3

Awards

Credentials

Positions


Associate Professor - Quantitative Analyst

Melbourne School Of Population And Global Health

Full Membership

International Association for Suicide Prevention

Full Membership

Statistical Society of Australia

Education


Doctorate of Philosophy

Victoria University of Wellington

Bachelor of Science

Victoria University of Wellington

Master of Biostatistics

University of Melbourne