Theme Member
Dr Thomas Sullivan

Contact details

Phone: +61 (0) 8 8313 0784



PhD, University of Adelaide

2014 → 2017

Bachelor's Degree (Honours), University of Adelaide

2000 → 2005

Bachelor's Degree, University of Adelaide

1998 → 2002


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.

Key publications

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., 3 Apr 2019, In : Human Vaccines and Immunotherapeutics. 15, 4, p. 987-994 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journal › Article

Changes in mindfulness facets in a dialectical behaviour therapy skills training group program for borderline personality disorder

Mitchell, R., Roberts, R., Bartsch, D. & Sullivan, T., 1 Jun 2019, In : Journal of Clinical Psychology. 75, 6, p. 958-969 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journal › Article

Docosahexaenoic acid supplementation of preterm infants and parent-reported symptoms of allergic disease at 7 years corrected age: follow-up of a randomized controlled trial

Gunaratne, A. W., Makrides, M., Collins, C. T., Gibson, R. A., McPhee, A. J., Sullivan, T. R., Gould, J. F., Green, T. J., Doyle, L. W., Davis, P. G., French, N. P., Colditz, P. B., Simmer, K., Morris, S. A. & Best, K. P., 9 May 2019, In : The American journal of clinical nutrition.

Research output: Contribution to journal › Article

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 journal › Article

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 journal › Article

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