Professor Adrian Barnett graduated from University College London with a BSc in Statistics in 1994. After that he worked for SmithKline Beecham and the Medical Research Council as a statistician before coming to Australia to do a PhD. He completed his PhD in Mathematics in 2002. His research interests include meta-research, research funding, data sharing, peer review and reducing research waste. He is the current president of the Statistical Society of Australia. His main interest is how to increase the value of health and medical research.