Dr Vincent Yaofeng He

Senior Research Officer


PhD (Biostatistics and Epidemiology), Charles Darwin University, 2016 Bachelor (Honours) in Mathematical Sciences (Statistics), Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, 2012

Approved level of HDR supervision at Charles Darwin University:

Associate supervisor for PhD and masters students


Darwin Bldg Red 9, Charles Darwin University, Casuarina campus


Vincent is a statistician with diverse experience in the research fields of mental health, Indigenous health, demography, early childhood development, school education, child protection and juvenile delinquency. 

In 2016, Vincent completed a PhD study which used data-linkage and survival analysis to investigate the long-term health outcomes of NT Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians (mentored by Professor John Condon). He then joined the Centre of Child Development and Education to work on the data-linkage project which investigated the early health, developmental and educational outcomes of NT children. In Menzies’ submission to the NT Royal Commission, together with Professors Sven Silburn and Steven Guthridge, Vincent produced the statistical reports which investigated NT children’s and youth’s contact with the NT child protection and youth justice systems.

Prior to his current research, Vincent worked on a Menzies project that develop a culturally appropriate tool to identify the support needs of Indigenous cancer patients (http://www.scnatip.org).

Previously, Vincent was at Singapore Institute of Mental Health, where he took lead responsibility for the statistical analysis for a nation-wide epidemiological study on the mental health status of the national population. 

His current research focuses on using data-linkage to inform a public health approach to child protection and youth justice in the NT.


  • Child and Youth Development Research Partnership (CYDRP)
  • Linking NT and Australian Government data to improve child development outcomes (LiNTAG) 
  • Improving the developmental outcomes of Northern Territory children: a data-linkage study to inform policy and practice in health, family services and education
  1. McEwen EC, Guthridge SL, He VYF, McKenzie JW, Boulton TJ, Smith R. (2018). What birthweight percentile is associated with optimal perinatal mortality and childhood education outcomes? American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 218(2, Supplement), S712-S24.
  2. He VY, Condon JR, Baade PD, Zhang X, Zhao Y. (2017). Different survival analysis methods for measuring long-term outcomes of Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australian cancer patients in the presence and absence of competing risks. Population health metrics, 15(1), 1.
  3. Guthridge S, He V, Silburn S. (2017). A statistical overview of children’s involvement with the NT child protection system’, Royal Commission into Protection and Detention of Northern Territory Children Exh 512.00. https://childdetentionnt.royalcommission.gov.au/NT-public-hearings/Pages/Hearings/2017/19-June-2017-Exhibits.aspx
  4. He VY, Condon JR, Ralph AP, Zhao Y, Roberts K, de Dassel JL, Currie BJ, Fittock M, Edwards KN, Carapetis JR. (2016) . Long-Term Outcomes from Acute Rheumatic Fever and Rheumatic Heart Disease: A Data-Linkage and Survival Analysis Approach. Circulation. 134:222-32. 
  5. Zhao Y, Condon J, Lawton P, He V, Cadilhac DA. (2016). Lifetime direct costs of stroke for indigenous patients adjusted for comorbidities. Neurology, 87(5), 458-465.
  6. He VY, Condon JR, You J, Zhao Y, Burrow JN. (2015). Adverse outcome after incident stroke hospitalization for Indigenous and non‐Indigenous Australians in the Northern Territory. International Journal of Stroke, 10(A100), 89-95.
  7. Zhao Y, Condon J, You J, Guthridge S, He V. (2015). Assessing improvements in survival for stroke patients in the Northern Territory 1992–2013: a marginal structural analysis. Australian Health Review, 39(4), 437-443.
  8. Garvey G, Beesley VL, Janda M, O'rourke PK, He VY, Hawkes AL, Elston JK, Green AC, Cunningham J, Valery PC. (2015). Psychometric properties of an Australian supportive care needs assessment tool for Indigenous patients with cancer. Cancer, 121(17), 3018-3026.
  9. Davis JS, He V, Anstey NM, Condon JR. (2014). Long term outcomes following hospital admission for sepsis using relative survival analysis: a prospective cohort study of 1,092 patients with 5 year follow up. PloS one, 9(12), e112224.
  10. Lim WY, Subramaniam M, Abdin E, He VY, Vaingankar J, Chong SA. (2013). Lifetime and twelve-month prevalence of heavy-drinking in Singapore: Results from a representative cross-sectional study. BMC public health, 13(1), 992.