Professor Liliana Orellana |

I am a Professor of Biostatistics and Director of the Deakin Biostatistics Unit. The Biostatistics unit is a platform that provides open-access consulting and collaborative support to researchers and PhD students in the Faculty of Health at Deakin University.

I am also one of the Principal Investigators of  the Infant Feeding, Active play and NuTrition (INFANT) effectiveness trial.

At INFANT, my role focuses on proposing and adapting the study design to suit INFANT’s real-world implementation approach. In discussions with the INFANT team, we proposed a study design to fit INFANT’s purposes. My role also involves the statistical analysis of the data produced by the study to assess whether the INFANT intervention has an impact on children’s outcomes.

I really enjoy the INFANT team’s enthusiasm and passion! I also love that the INFANT program focuses on babies and early childhood health. The team includes experts with a broad range of expertise which has allowed INFANT researchers to build strong, collaborative relationships with not only partners but communities as well.

Looking forward, I hope that this project will produce a real-world evaluation of the INFANT program’s implementation and effectiveness.

Learn more about Professor Liliana Orellana and the INFANT team here.