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    The aims of the Association are to develop and promote the discipline of epidemiology in Australasia through: promoting excellence in the practice of epidemiological methods; communication; advocating for funding, capacity building and policy development; strategic alliances with related organisations to maintain high standards of public health practice, teaching and research in Australasia This will be achieved through being an organisation committed to: excellence in governance; a strong member focus. Read More
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Australasian Epidemiologist issue 23.1: Teaching Epidemiology

This issue’s theme is Teaching Epidemiology and Biostatistics, ably moderated by guest editor Professor Catherine Bennet of Deakin University. This last issue is an appropriate one to go out on, the Round Table focusing on how we can convey our accumulated knowledge on epidemiology and biostats to the next generation of public health scientists. It’s of a similar theme to our previous issue on Communicating Epidemiology, where authors discussed how to disseminate our knowledge to the greater public. Indeed, these are all of a common stripe with the mission of this journal, to communicate knowledge and findings regarding epidemiology research in Australasia with the greater public. While the present form of the journal must cease, the mission of the AEA continues and no doubt the great work of all the epidemiologists and biostatisticians of Australia, NZ and the Australasian region will continue well into the future.

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Dr Steve Simpson, Jr.
Editor, Australasian Epidemiologist

What do we do?


Our Annual Scientific Meeting

The annual AEA scientific meeting provides a forum for workshops and presentation of papers and posters related to epidemiology and biostatistics. They usually occur in September or October each year. ...more


Student Membership

The AEA encourages student participation. Student workshops are held at the annual scientific meeting. The AEA supports several awards aimed specifically at students. ...more



The full AEA membership fee is AUD$105, with a reduced rate for students and retired members of AUD$60. We provide a 'special circumstances' category for members experiencing financial hardship. ...more


Annual Awards

Many annual awards recognising excellence and or supporting development and career progression. Such as the prestigious Early-Career Workshop, conference awards for students, Mid-Career International Travel award, Mentoring award, Life-Time award ...more


Email Bulletin

A fortnightly email bulletin is distributed to all members and provides notices of official AEA business and information on employment opportunities ...more


Chapters and Interest Groups

The AEA encourages and supports the establishment of local epidemiology interest groups to undertake ongoing collegial activities such as training or mentoring. ...more


What is an Epidemiologist?

An investigator who studies the occurrence of disease or other health-related conditions or events in defined populations. The control of disease in populations is often also considered to be a task for the epidemiologist. ...more

What is Epidemiology?

Epidemiology, literally translated from Greek, means "the study of people". In fact, we use the term epidemiology to mean the study of diseases in populations. ...more

Becoming an Epidemiologist?

There are many and varied pathways to becoming an epidemiologist. They usually involve a degree in a related field such as medicine, health science, science with majors in mathematics/statistics, psychology, or sociology or arrange of biomedical sciences......more

Membership Pricing

The Australasian Epidemiological Association (AEA) is the professional organisation dedicated to excellence in epidemiological research, education, training and advocacy in the Australasian region. Our membership fees cover the costs of the bulletin and other membership benefits. The full AEA membership fee is AUD$105, with a reduced rate for students and retired members of AUD$60. In addition, we provide a 'special circumstances' category of membership at a reduced fee for members experiencing financial hardship. Become a member

  • $105 P/A Reduced rates for the annual scientific meeting Reduced cost of membership to the International Epidemiological Association Chapters and special interest groups to support professional development and networking Fortnightly email bulletin with latest news, scholar/fellowships and job advertisements
  • $60 P/A As for full members plus Many annual awards recognising excellence Support for development and career progression
  • $60 P/A As for full members plus Annual low-cost membership
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Chapters and Special Interest Groups (SIGs)

The AEA encourages and supports the establishment of local epidemiology interest groups to undertake ongoing education and training courses. These local chapters or SIGs organise social events, talks and conferences and have been established in several areas (i.e. Victoria/Tasmania and Queensland) and on specific topics (i.e. paediatric and perinatal epidemiology or clinical epidemiology and research synthesis methods).

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AEA in New Zealand

The New Zealand branch of AEA holds regular workshops and offers student travel awards to assist New Zealand epidemiology students to attend the AEA Annual Scientific Meeting.

To contact AEA New Zealand, please email the New Zealand Representative Bridget Kool