Ankur is a recent PhD graduate with a strong background in statistics and data analysis. His main research interests during his PhD were cancer epidemiology and disease mapping. Ankur’s dissertation investigated geographic and temporal variations in prostate specific antigen testing for prostate cancer across Australia.
Currently, he is working in the Health Economics stream in collaboration with the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre. His research aims to explore the cost implications of changing patterns of diagnostic testing for possible cancer symptoms in primary care by conducting data analyses using linked health datasets of over 1.5 million primary care patients seen over 10 years.