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Each Thursday at noon, the Perkins hosts a seminar presented by a medical research expert on health and disease.

Join us in the McCusker Auditorium as this week’s expert, Michael Phillips, presents “The development and evaluation of an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm to detect malignant melanoma in smartphone images”.

Graduated University of London with B. Sc. (Honours first class) mathematics & biology (1969). Awarded UK Health Education Council Fellowship and studied University of Nottingham Medical School, awarded M. Med. Sci. in Community Medicine (1974). Employed as Lecturer University of Birmingham Medical School until 1982. Immigration to Western Australia occurred in 1982. Employed as lecturer at Centre for Advanced Studies in Health Sciences, WA Institute of Technology. Later changed to School of Public Health, Curtin University.

Appointed as Head, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Taught research methods and biostatistics at both undergraduate and postgraduate level throughout the Faculty of Health Sciences. Appointed as consulting biostatistician at WAIMR (now Harry Perkins Institute) 2004. Appointed to a joint WAIMR/RPH position. Currently still working at this joint position. Since working at WAIT/Perkins/RPH have been an author on more than 150 peer reviewed publications, participating in study design, conducting the statistical analysis and contributing to writing the paper. Most of these studies have fallen into the broad area of clinical epidemiology.


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