News from the QLD Branch – May Meeting

In May. Zarina Vakhitova, from Griffith University spoke on “Using Bayesian Profile Regression to identify groups of lifestyles associated with different types of cyber abuse victimization” .  Zarina Vakhitova is a PhD student (Griffith University)  and is also busy working  at  the Queensland Police Service. specialising in criminology and criminal justice. The recently developed R […]

News from the QLD Branch – April Meeting

Our April meeting was on Tuesday 24th at Gardens Point QUT. We welcomed Professor Richard Boyes, who was visiting QUT from the University of Newcastle (UK), and he kindly agreed to speak to the Society. Richard has an engaging and entertaining style and he took a Bayesian approach, and explained the process of consulting with […]

News from the QLD Branch – March Meeting

Professor Adrian Barnett, from QUT, spoke on 20th March at Gardens Point,  QUT. He addressed  “The crisis in health and medical statistics”. Adrian highlighted a problem in the field of medical research. He stated “even those researchers with years of experience have little understanding of the correct definition of a p-value, confidence interval or confounder. […]

Australian Clinical Trials Alliance – Excellence in Trial Statistics Award

Congratulations to Dr Thomas Sullivan and the N3RO investigator team, who won the Excellence in Trial Statistics Award during the celebration of International Clinical Trials Day organised by the Australian Clinical Trials Alliance (ACTA) for their statistical contributions to the n–3 fatty acids for improvement in respiratory outcomes (N3RO) trial. International Clinical Trials Day, established […]

Latest News from the Chairs of ISCB ASC 2018

ISCB ASC 2018: Melbourne, Australia, 27-30th August: Welcome! From Katherine Lee (LOC Chair) and John Carlin and Tim Brown (SPC Chairs) This year, the biennial Australian Statistical Conference (ASC) will be held in conjunction with the International Society for Clinical Biostatistics’ (ISCB) annual conference, in Melbourne, 27-30 August 2018. As in previous years, the conference […]

South Australian Branch SSA April Young Statisticians Careers Event 2018

Helping Students finding their feet in the World of Statistics. To give students a head start in their job seeking, the SA Branch hosted a Young Statisticians Career Event in the first week of second term (early May 2018) which linked students with SA Organisations which employ Statisticians. Around 30 students from SA’s three universities […]

South Australian SSA 16 May 2018 Meeting with Isuru Ranasinghe

Profiling variation in hospital care quality: Clinical, Statistical and Policy Considerations The speaker for the SA Branch May meeting was Dr Isuru Ranasinghe, a clinician, researcher, and passionate advocate for improving patient safety and quality, currently working at the University of Adelaide and the Basil Hetzel Institute. Isuru began his talk highlighting current concerns about safety and […]

Vic Branch May Meeting with Ed Stokes

SSA Vic Branch May Meeting On the 29th of May, we welcomed Ed Stokes as our guest speaker at our monthly meeting.  Ed, previously a senior analyst at NAB and now a Manager in consulting at PwC, provided us with some useful insights into how he and his team build credit scoring models.  Credit scoring […]

Science and Technology Australia’s annual Professional Scientists Remuneration Survey now open

Science and Technology Australia’s annual Professional Scientists Remuneration Survey is open, and 2018 is an important year to take part! With an election coming and Australian wages remaining stagnant, we need to set the benchmark for STEM professionals in Australia. STA will also be measuring issues of diversity, inclusion, work load, support structures, and job security […]

SSA NSW Branch May meeting: Lancaster Lecture (Jake Olivier)

The 2018 Lancaster Lecture was deferred to May due to the incoming President Jake Olivier being called away to the US in March. Jake spoke on The Importance of Statistics in Shaping Public Policy. Much of Jake’s research, mostly by accident, has ended up having significant impact in the formation of public policy. Four case […]


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