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The Database Manager plays a key role in study setup and training. The data collected during a study forms the basis of subsequent safety and efficacy analysis which in turn drive decision making. The Database Manager is involved in early discussions about data collection options and develops data capture forms, or teaches others to develop these forms, based on the study protocol and the proposed statisicial analysis.
Allison began her professional life as a research scientist with a PhD in Immunology from The University of Melbourne and post-doctoral training in viral immunology at the Harvard Medical School. Upon returning to Australia Allison moved into the public health sphere, taking up a position with the Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Society (ANZICS). Within ANZICS Allison worked with the intensive care registries managed by the Centre for Outcome and Resource Evaluation (CORE), firstly with the data audit and outlier management programs, and more recently as the CORE Project Lead. Within this role Allison acted as the project manager and subject matter expert on two large IT projects; building a new data warehouse for the CORE registries and a web-based data capture tool for registry data collection. She has interests in data linkage, the standardisation of data collection, and the improved collection and utilisation of health-related data.