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SSA Vic Belz Lecture

  • 20 Oct 2022
  • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM (AEDT)
  • University House at the Woodward, Level 10, Melbourne Law School, University of Melbourne, 185 Pelham Street, Carlton


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We are delighted to have Dr Dina Neiger, Chief Statistician at Social Research Centre, present this year's Belz Lecture. The lecture will be delivered in hybrid (online and in-person) at University House at the Woodward, Level 10, Melbourne Law School, University of Melbourne, 185 Pelham Street, Carlton. 

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Following the lecture, we will hold the Belz Dinner. You can register for the dinner here. Tickets are limited for the dinner so please book early if you are intending to come! 

From counting blueberries to Chief Statistician: practicing the theory of statistics

I would like to dedicate this lecture to all applied statisticians who work tirelessly behind the scenes in helping others make sense of the world around us. I will talk about my learnings, experiences and dilemmas in applying principles and theory of statistics in practice. I will share the joys of collaboration and “aha” moments that come from solving messy problems or just from feeling useful!

About Dina

A practical statistician with a passion for developing and delivering fit-for-purpose solutions that combine statistical rigour with a pragmatic approach to design, collection and analysis of data. Dina is especially interested in adapting traditional methods and introducing new methods to mitigate the ever-growing selection, coverage and non-response biases in modern day surveys. Dina works to advance statistics as a profession through mentoring of young statisticians and other data professionals, being involved with the professional societies and initiatives, and inter-disciplinary collaborations. Collaborating with colleagues at the Social Research Centre to establish and grow the first and, still the only, probability-based online panel in Australia, Life in Australia™, is one of the highlights of her career.

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