B. App. Sc. (Med. Sc.) QUT 2001, MPH&TM JCU 2004, Grad.Cert. Sc. (Stat.) UQ 2007.
Spatio-temporal modelling of cancer data in Queensland using Bayesian methods.
Cancer Council Queensland
After completing my masters degree I was involved in epidemiological research at the University of Queensland (UQ) before delving into statistics at the Cancer Council Queensland. Since I was enjoying statistical research so much it seemed logical to embark upon a PhD, and I’m finding Bayesian analysis of cancer data to be fascinating. I’ve always lived in Brisbane, and love the summers here. I also enjoy nature, animals (we have an assorted menagerie) and jazz (particularly big band) music.
Areas of Interest:
Bayesian data analysis, cancer geographical inequalities, obesity.
Area of Research:
Geographical inequalities in cancer incidence and survival.
This PhD project aims to develop new Bayesian hierarchical models that will facilitate analysis of the Queensland Cancer Registry dataset, enabling us to better understand the spatial and temporal associations for diagnostic and survival outcomes for Queenslanders diagnosed with cancer.
Prof. Kerrie Mengersen
A/Prof. Peter Baade
Prof. Tony Pettitt