NIASRA December 2018

Directors of NIASRA and the Research Centres

Senior Professor David Steel
Director, NIASRA
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Professor Brian Cullis
Director, Centre for Bioinformatics and Biometrics Research

Distinguished Professor Noel Cressie
Director, Centre for Environmental Informatics
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Professor Marijka Batterham
Director, Statistical Consulting Centre
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Academic Staff

Associate Professor Yan-Xia Lin
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Dr Carole Birrell (Senior Lecturer)
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Dr Thomas Suesse (Senior Lecturer)
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Dr Alison Smith (Principal Research Fellow)

Dr Pavel Krivitsky (Lecturer)
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Dr Andrew Zammit Mangion (ARC DECRA Fellow and Senior Lecturer)
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Dr Matt Moores (Lecturer)

Chris Lisle (Research Fellow and Deputy Director CBB)

Dr David Butler (Principal Research Fellow)

Lauren Borg ( Associate Research Fellow)

Dr Pauline O'Shaughnessy (Lecturer)

Dr Ky Mathews (Senior Research Fellow)

Dr Beverley Gogel (Senior Research Fellow)

Jess Meza (Associate Research Fellow)

Michael Hassall (Associate Research Fellow)

Mandy Moore (Associate Research Fellow)

Ramethaa Pirathiban (Associate Research Fellow)

David Hughes (Associate Research Fellow)

Dr Aanandini Ganesalingam (Research Fellow)

Luke Mazur (Postdoctoral Fellow)

Nicholas Lambert (Associate Fellow)

Administrative Support Staff

Angela Fiakos (Administrative Assistant)

Karin Karr (Administrative Assistant)

Honorary Members

Dr Margo Barr (Honorary Principal Fellow)

Professor Raymond Chambers (Honorary Professorial Fellow)
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Dr James Chipperfield (Honorary Principal Fellow)

Associate Professor Robert Clark (Honorary Principal Fellow)
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Nicole Cocks (Honorary Fellow)

Dr Pam Davy (Honorary Senior Fellow)

Dr William Gross (Honorary Principal Fellow)

Dr Chandra Gulati (Honorary Principal Fellow)

Dr Diane Hindmarsh (Honorary Fellow)

Professor Steve Haslett (Honorary Professorial Fellow)

Dr Craig McLaren (Honorary Principal Fellow)

Dr Mossemet Kamrun Nesa (Honorary Fellow)

Associate Professor Anne Porter (Honorary Principal Fellow)
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Professor John Rayner (Honorary Professorial Fellow)

Dr Mohammad Reza (Honorary Principal Fellow)

Professor Kenneth Russell (Honorary Professorial Fellow)

Dr Siu-Ming Tam (Honorary Professorial Fellow)

Dr Emi Tanaka (Honorary Fellow)
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Professor Olivier Thas (Honorary Professorial Fellow)

Professor Mark Tranmer (Honorary Professorial Fellow)

Dr Virginia Wheway (Honorary Principal Fellow)

Dr Chong You (Honorary Fellow)

Dr Bohai Zhang (Honorary Research Fellow)


Current Students 

Laura Cartwright - Emulation For Spatio-Temporal Sensitivities With Application To Atmospheric Transport Models
Supervisor: Andrew Zammit Mangion and Nicholas Deutscher

Josh Jacobson - Statistical Methods to Predict Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide Fluxes
Supervisor: Noel Cressie and Andrew Zammit Mangion

Monique Jordan - Statistical Models and Tools for Single Step Genomic Selection in Multi-environment Plant Breeding Trials
Supervisors: Brian Cullis and Alison Smith

Victoria Leaver - Theoretical and Practical Extensions of Methods for Maximum Likelihood Estimation in Survey Sampling
Supervisor: Carole Birrell, Robert Clark and Pavel Krivitsky

Christopher Lisle - Improving the accuracy of estimated breeding values in outcrossing plant species
Supervisors: Alison Smith, Brian Cullis and Carole Birrell 

Luke Mazur - Computational Methods for the Analysis of 'Big Data' - Linear Mixed Model With Application to Genomics
Supervisors: Brian Cullis, Thomas Suesse, Emi Tanaka and David Butler

Wei Mi - A case study of synthetic longitudinal data
Supervisor: Pauline O'Shaughnessy and Yan-Xia Lin

Alan Pearse - Statistical Aggregation of Remote Sensing Data for Atmospheric Inversion of CO2
Supervisor: Noel Cressie and Andrew Zammit Mangion

Jesse Rand - Statistical Models and Tools for Single Step Genome-wide Association and Quantitative Trait Loci Analysis for Multi-environment Plant Breeding Trials
Supervisor: Brian Cullis, Beverley Gogel and Hannah Robinson

Matthew Sainsbury-Dale - Long-and-Short-Term-Memory and Focused Bayesian Inference for Spatio-Temporal Models
Supervisor: Noel Cressie and Andrew Zammit Mangion

Quan Vu - Deep statistical models with applications to environmental data
Supervisor: Andrew Zammit Mangion, Noel Cressie and Matt Moores

Bradley Wakefield - Data Privacy and Data Utility - Data Masking Schemes and Their Applications
Supervisor: Yan-Xia Lin,  Andrew Zammit Mangion and Pauline O'Shaughnessy

Fui Chee Woon - Associations of Maternal Vitamin D Status and Feeding Practices with the Development of Allergic Diseases and Malnutrition among Infants in Selangor and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Supervisor: Marijka Batterham and Yit Siew Chin

Completed HDR Students


Ma Yue - Investigating attribute risk associated with noise-multiplied microdata and noise-infused tabular data, and constructing linkage error model for probabilistically-linked data
Principle Supervisor: Yan-Xia Lin


Georgina Davies - Statistical Kernel Principal Components Analysis
Supervisor: Noel Cressie

Nesa Mossamet - Multivariate Small Area Estimation for Health Indicators
Principle Supervisor: Robert Clark


James Dawber - Advancements in M-quantile estimation
Supervisors: Ray Chambers and Thomas Suesse

Martin Murphy - Non-response in Australian education surveys
Supervisors: David Steel and Carole Birrell


Margo Barr - Quality issues in multipurpose ongoing population health surveys
Supervisors: David Steel and Carole Birrell

Sumonkanti Das - Robust Inference in Poverty Mapping
Supervisors: Ray Chambers and David Steel

Shen Wang - Variational Inference Machines for Semiparametric Regression
Supervisors: Matt Wand and David Steel


Carson Drummond - Financial Time Series Analysis and the Hilbert-Huang Transform
Supervisors: Pam Davy and Chandra Gulati

John Carmody - Driving with dementia: obstacles and solutions
Co-Supervisor: Marijka Batterham

Sayne Mam Dalton - Characterising whole grains in nutrition research and practice
Co-Supervisor: Marijka Batterham

Sasiwimon Iwsakul - The Design of Adaptive Clinical Trials
Co-Supervisor: Marijka Batterham

Luise Lago - Imputation of Household Survey Data using Mixed Models
Principal Supervisor: Robert Clark, Co-Supervisor: Raymond Chambers

Payam Mokhtarian Dehkordi - Outlier Robust Bounded Bootstrap Small Area Estimation
Principal Supervisor: Raymond Chambers, Co-Supervisor: Thomas Suesse


Mohammed Aba Oud - The Dynamics of Oil Prices and Valuation of Oil Derivatives
Co-Supervisor: Yan-Xia Lin

Bothaina Bukhatwa - Improving mathematics education in the Middle East: A focus on technology, learning design and professional development
Principal Supervisor: Anne Porter

Maria Chan - Nutritional Factors and Clinical Outcomes of Patients with End Stage Kidney Disease (Implications for practice from researching the practice framework)
Co-Supervisor: Marijka Batterham

Maman Fathurrohman - Creating and Modifying Mathematical Learning Resources and Learning Designs for use in Developing Countries
Principal Supervisor: Anne Porter


Ali Hamed Algarni - Comparing Worked Examples and Problem-Solving Methods in Teaching Mathematics to ESL Students at Tertiary Level
Principal Supervisor: Anne Porter, Co-Supervisor: Carole Birrell

Alexandra Burden - Zone Issues in the Analysis of Small Area Health Data
Principal Supervisor: David Steel, Co-Supervisor: Anne Porter

Diane Hindmarsh - Small Area Estimation for Health Surveys
Principal Supervisor: David Steel, Co-Supervisor: Raymond Chambers

Jinda Kongcharoen - Statistical Explorations of Gene Structure and Its Correlation with Gene Expression and Function
Principal Supervisor: Yan-Xia Lin

Chaiwat Kosapattarapim - Improving Volatility Forecasting of GARCH Models: Applications to Daily Returns in Emerging Stock Markets
Principal Supervisor: Yan-Xia Lin, Co-Supervisor: Chandra Gulati

Sarah Neville - Elaborate Distribution Semiparametric Regression via Mean Field Variational Bayes
Co-Supervisor: Raymond Chambers


Norhayati Baharun - Improving Students Learning of Statistics: The Impact of Web-based Learning Support on Student Outcomes
Principal Supervisor: Anne Porter

Rebecca Hudson - Modelling Secondary Mathematics Teacher's Use and Non Use of Technology in Teaching
Principal Supervisor: Anne Porter

Wilford Molefe - Sample Design for Small Area Estimation
Principal Supervisor: Robert Clark

Mohammad Namazi Rad - What Level Should We Use in Small Area Estimation?
Principal Supervisor: David Steel, Co-Supervisor: Raymond Chambers

Elizabeth Neale - Food or Nutrients? A Comparison of the Effectiveness and Efficacy of Increased Fish and Long Chain Omega-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acid Supplement Consumption in the Context of Metabolic Health
Co-Supervisor: Marijka Batterham

Deborah Nolan-Clark - Exposing the Position of Dairy Products on Health in the Context of Obesity and Gut Health: Implications for Research and Practice
Co-Supervisor: Marijka Batterham

Heni Puspaningrum - Pairs Trading Using Cointegration Approach
Principal Supervisor: Yan-Xia Lin

Klairung Samart - Analysis of Probabilistically Linked Data
Principal Supervisor: Raymond Chambers, Co-Supervisor: David Steel


Loai Mahmoud Alzoubi - Adaptive Inference and Design for Multistage Surveys
Principal Supervisor: Robert Clark, Co-Supervisor: David Steel

James Chipperfield - Split Questionnaire Designs and Missing Data in Multi-Level Models
Principal Supervisor: David Steel, Co-Supervisor: Robert Clark

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Last reviewed: 6 November, 2020