Dr Awachana Jiamsakul has been a project statistician and coordinator for the Kirby Institute/TREAT Asia studies for the past 10 years, primarily working on the adult HIV observational database (TAHOD) and drug resistance studies. Prior to joining the Kirby Institute, she has worked in the clinical trial sector within the pharmaceutical and CRO organisations, as well as in the bone marrow transplant research unit at St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney. She is currently a Research Fellow at the Kirby Institute's Biostatistics and Databases Program. She has extensive experience in analysing different types of medical and epidemiological data (matched case-control, cross-sectional, longitudinal), including multi-regional large datasets. She is a supervisor for several PhD candidates across different research disciplines, and has recently obtained the prestigious UNSW Scientia PhD supervisory role.
Born in Bangkok, Thailand, she completed Primary and Secondary education in Sydney before graduating with a Bachelor of Science, majoring in Pharmacology and Statistics, from the University of Sydney; a Master of Statistics from UNSW Sydney; and a PhD in Biostatistics from the Kirby Institute, UNSW Sydney, under the primary supervision of Professor Matthew Law.