Paul Agius

Applied Statistician and Burnet Institute Senior Fellow


Paul is a public health researcher with over 15 years of research experience and joined Burnet in October 2012. He currently works as an Institute statistician.

Paul’s academic research interests include young people’s sexual behaviour and associated risk; and applied statistics and quantitative research methodology more generally.

Paul has collaborated with researchers from the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute and the University of Washington on research examining the association between adverse sexual health outcomes and alcohol use for Australian adolescents as well as other research focusing on adult sexual/reproductive health and perinatal epidemiology.

Paul works across the Burnet Institute in a consultative statistical role, but also aims to continue to build on his research expertise regarding adolescent sexual behaviour and risk in his work at the Institute.


  • 2016-present: Adjunct Senior Research Fellow, Department of Epidemiology and Preventative Medicine, School of Public Health and Preventative Medicine, Monash University
  • 2012-present: Applied Statistician, Burnet Institute
  • 2012-present: Adjunct Research Fellow, Judith Lumley Centre, La Trobe University
  • 2010-2012: Research Fellow, Mother and Child Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, La Trobe University
  • 2008-2010: Research Fellow, Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society, Faculty of Health Sciences, La Trobe University
  • 2005-2008: Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research, University of Melbourne


  • 2006: MSc (Applied statistics), School of Mathematical Sciences, Swinburne University
  • 1988: BA, School of Social Science, La Trobe University

Projects (12)

Current (4)

  • Impact of declining transmission on immunity and risk of malaria rebound

  • Optimal community-delivered malaria elimination models for the Greater Mekong Sub-region

  • Serological surveillance to identify mosquito exposure and malaria transmission

  • SuperMIX: The Melbourne Injecting Drug User Cohort Study

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