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Associate professor in Biostatistics

Maja received all her degrees at the University of Ljubljana. She spent three months at the University of Lancaster (UK) as a Marie Curie student and a semester at the University of Copenhagen (DK) as a researcher. She is an associate professor of Biostatistics at the Medical faculty of the University of Ljubljana and teaches both medical students as well as statistics students at masters and PhD level. As statistician, she is the co-editor of the Slovenian Medical Journal.

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. Here current research focus is the use of pseudo-observations in relative survival. She is the author of the relsurv package in R.