Research in statistics involves collecting, modelling and analysing data to draw conclusions, inform decision-making, solve problems and direct business development.

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Statistics plays a vital role in the development and practice of modern science. Biology, for example, is now highly quantitative, and critically dependent on the mathematical, physical and computer sciences; while biostatistics is central to the development and practice of modern medicine. Indeed, without the biostatistical principles underlying clinical trials and epidemiological studies, the pharmaceutical industry would not exist. Based within the School of Mathematical Sciences, our Statistics research group is particularly focused on statistical bioinformatics.

Research impact

Our research has led to many important real-word discoveries and advances. Recent highlights include:

Our researchers

We have expertise across a wide range of areas. Many of our researchers are available to assist with research project supervision for Master of Philosophy and Doctor of Philosophy students.

Research team Expertise
Adam (Ben) Rohrlach Population genetics; Phylogenetics; Biofinformatics
Dr Simon (Jono) Tuke Biostatistics; Bioinformatics; Network analysis
Dr Melissa Humphries Mathematical psychology; Longitudinal data; Bayesian statistics
Dr Sharon Lee  
Dr Shenal Dedduwakamara  
Dr John Maclean  

Contact us

To enquire about consulting or working with us on a research project, please contact our lead researcher within the School of Mathematical Sciences:

Dr Simon (Jono) Tuke

Lecturer, School of Mathematical Sciences

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Higher degrees by research

Whether you intend to work in research or industry, a higher degree by research can give you a competitive edge throughout your career. Find out more about studying a Master of Philosophy or Doctor of Philosophy.

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