Dr. Philip J Clare, PhD

Biostatistician, University of Sydney

Adjunct Lecturer, UNSW Sydney


Philip is a Biostatistician, with a PhD in Biostatistics from UNSW Sydney and a Masters in Biostatistics from the University of Sydney. He currently works as a Biostatistician for the Prevention Research Collaboration at the University of Sydney, and is an Adjunct Lecturer with the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre. He also conducts methodological research, with a particular focus on causal inference using observational data, and the use of machine learning in causal inference.

Philip completed his PhD in 2020, with a focus on the use of targeted maximum likelihood estimation to estimate causal effects, under the supervision of Assoc. Prof. Timothy Dobbins, Prof. Richard Mattick and Assoc. Prof. Raimondo Bruno.


  • Causal Inference
  • Machine Learning
  • Epidemiology/Public Health


  • PhD in Biostatistics, 2020

    UNSW Sydney

  • Master of Biostatistics, 2014

    University of Sydney