Victor Oguoma

Senior Research Fellow/Biostatistician

Accepting PhD Students

20082020

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Biography

Victor joined the Health Research Institute, University of Canberra in January 2020 as a Senior Research Fellow/Biostatistician. He has degrees/training in medical/public health parasitology/entomology, cardiometabolic disease epidemiology, and biostatistics. He was awarded Ph.D. in 2017 at the Charles Darwin University and subsequently held a Senior Research Officer in biostatistics position at the Menzies School of Health Research Darwin, where he led/contributed to the design, implementation, and analyses of large scale randomised controlled trials (RCTs) and epidemiological studies in the Indigenous populations of Australia and sub-Sahara Africa. He has over 10 years of experience in public health, epidemiological, and applied biostatistics research across sectors - Non-governmental organisations and academia in Nigeria and Australia. He is an Associate Editor of BMC Public Health journal. 

Research Interests

* Biostatistics
* Cardiovascular disease risk factors classification
* Indigenous, migrant and international health
* Infectious diseases epidemiology (malaria, otitis media, etc)
* RCTs and epidemiological study design/analyses
* Stepped wedge cluster randomised trial design/analyses
* Health indicator and health surveys


Research Projects

* 2020 - 2025 ‘Deadly Ears at Discharge’ - A hospital-based randomised controlled trial of an additional ear and hearing assessment to inform discharge planning by a trained Aboriginal Ear Health Worker in Aboriginal children with chronic ear infection. (NHMRC Clinical Trials and Cohort Studies Grant led by Menzies School of Health Research) (CI-E)

* 2018 - 2021 A randomised trial of an intensive education intervention using network of involved diabetes patients to improve glycaemic control of type 2 diabetes patients - Nigeria. Bringing Research in Diabetes to Global Environments and Systems programme (BRIDGES 2) - Funded by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and Eli Lilly and Company (Lilly), led by Novena University ~ (CI-B)

* 2018 - 2021 A community-based randomised trial of lifestyle intervention using targeted shared care approach on pregnancy outcomes in Nigerian women with gestational diabetes mellitus but without diabetes mellitus - Nigeria. Bringing Research in Diabetes to Global Environments and Systems programme (BRIDGES 2) - Funded by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and Eli Lilly and Company (Lilly) led by University of Nigeria(CI-F)

Education/Academic qualification

Master, Macquarie University

… → 2019

PhD, Charles Darwin University

… → 2017

Master, Nnamdi Azikiwe University

… → 2010

Bachelor, Nnamdi Azikiwe Univerity

… → 2006

External positions

Honorary Fellow, Menzies School of Health Research, Charles Darwin University, Darwin, Australia

1 Mar 2020 → …

Senior Research Officer in Biostatistics, Menzies School of Health Research, Charles Darwin University, Darwin, Australia

30 Aug 201731 Dec 2019

Academic Tutor, School of Psychological and Clinical Sciences, Charles Darwin University

1 Aug 201331 Dec 2017

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Research Output

10-Valent pneumococcal non-typeable H. influenzae protein D conjugate vaccine (PHiD-CV10) versus 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV13) as a booster dose to broaden and strengthen protection from otitis media (PREVIX_BOOST) in Australian Aboriginal children: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial

Oguoma, V., Wilson, N., Mulholland, K., Santosham, M., Torzillo, P., McIntyre, P., Smith-Vaughan, H. C., Balloch, A., Chatfield, M., Lehmann, D., Binks, M. J., Chang, A. B., Carapetis, J., Krause, V., Andrews, R., Snelling, T., Licciardi, P., Morris, P. S. & Leach, A. J., 24 May 2020, In : BMJ Open. 10, 5, p. 1-11 11 p., e033511.

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    Acute Lower Respiratory Infections Among Indigenous Children in the Northern Territory of Australia: A Decade of Observation Spanning Three Generations of Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine

    Binks, M., Beissbarth, J., Oguoma, V. M., Pizzutto, S. J., Leach, A. J., Smith-Vaughan, H. C., McHugh, L., Andrews, R. M., Webby, R., Morris, P. S. & Chang, A. B., 24 Mar 2020, (Submitted) In : The Lancet. p. 1-18 18 p.

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  • Acute lower respiratory infections in Indigenous infants in Australia's Northern Territory across three eras of pneumococcal conjugate vaccine use (2006–15): a population-based cohort study

    Binks, M. J., Beissbarth, J., Oguoma, V. M., Pizzutto, S. J., Leach, A. J., Smith-vaughan, H. C., Mchugh, L., Andrews, R. M., Webby, R., Morris, P. S. & Chang, A. B., 1 Jun 2020, In : The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health. 4, 6, p. 425-434 10 p.

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  • 2 Citations (Scopus)

    A decade on: Follow-up findings of indigenous children with bronchiectasis

    McCallum, G. B., Singleton, R. J., Redding, G. J., Grimwood, K., Byrnes, C. A., Valery, P. C., Mobberley, C., Oguoma, V. M., Eg, K. P., Morris, P. S. & Chang, A. B., 2020, In : Pediatric Pulmonology. 55, 4, p. 975-985 11 p.

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  • 1 Citation (Scopus)

    Can acute cough characteristics from sound recordings differentiate common respiratory illnesses in children? A comparative prospective study

    Bisballe-Müller, N., Chang, A. B., Plumb, E. J., Oguoma, V. M., Halken, S. & McCallum, G. B., 9 Jul 2020, In : Chest. p. 1-35 35 p.

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