Alexander Thomas

Public Health Data Manager


Alex is currently the Data Manager for the OPTIMISE study and works across a range of programs in the behaviours and health risks and disease elimination programs at the Burnet Institute. He is also undertaking a Masters of Biostatistics with the Biostatics Consortium of Australia (BCA) through Monash University.

He has a keen interest in data driven and qualitative approaches to resolving health inequity in Australia.

In 2017, Alex moved to Victoria to undertake an honours in health sciences at Swinburne University focusing on systems and cognitive neuroscience. He received a first class honours for his work and contributed to further studies as a research assistant in the Brain and Psychological Sciences Centre.

Alex completed his Bachelor of Psychological Science in 2016 with Griffith University in Queensland, taking an interest in cognitive neuroscience and community mental health.

Throughout his career, Alex has worked in a range of community mental health and emergency relief organisations as a support worker.


  • Community Support Worker, DIVRS, Preston
  • Research Assistant, Swinburne University of Technology
  • Rehabilitation Officer, Canefields Clubhouse, Logan, Queensland


  • 2020: Masters of Biostatistics, BCA – Monash University (current)
  • 2019: Masters of Public Health, Monash University (postponed)
  • 2017-2018: First Class Honours in Health Science (B/Health Science (Hons)), Swinburne University
  • 2013-2016: Bachelor of Psychological Sciences, Griffith University

Projects (4)

Current (3)

  • Coping with COVID-19: Young people’s health and wellbeing in Australia

  • Project Geldom

  • The Optimise Study: Optimising Isolation, Quarantine and Distancing for COVID-19

Publications (1)

2019 (1)

News Articles (4)

2021 (2)

2020 (2)