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Head of the Department of Biostatistics and Medical Informatics (University of Ljubljana )

Maja is a professor of Biostatistics at the Medical faculty of the University of Ljubljana and the head of the Department of Biostatistics and Medical Informatics. She teaches both medical students as well as statistics students at masters and PhD level. She is the head of the masters study of Applied Statistics. She acts as the associate editor for Statistics in Medicine and is the statistical editor of the Slovenian Medical Journal. She is a member of the STRATOS group for survival analysis.

Her research focuses on survival analysis with particular interest in relative survival methodology. She is researching properties of the methods traditionally used in the relative survival setting and has made several contributions to the field by introducing methodology for non-parametric estimation, semi-parametric modelling, goodness of fit testing, etc. Her current research focus is the use of pseudo-observations in survival analysis and the survival analysis of cancer screening programmes. She is the author of the relsurv package in R.