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After spending six years as Associate Professor in the Statistics Department at Princeton University, I was appointed as foundation Professor of Statistics in the School of Economic & Financial Studies at Macquarie University in 1976, and was invited to address its graduates in 1998 before retiring in 2001 and helping to run a graduate program at Prince of Songkla University in Thailand (see my piece in the book "Who Says I Am Retired" published in 2018 by the Social Security Research Centre at the University of Malaya, where one of my former PhD students Halimah Awang works).

Research interests

My research interests include Medicine & Public Health, Environmental & Climate Science, Financial Modeling, and Data Science Analytics.

Most Recent

Forecasting monthly world tuna prices with a plausible approach, Boonmee Lee, Phattrawan Tongkumchum, Don McNeil, 2020, 42(2), 398-405. Songklanakarin Journal of Science and Technology

Can crude oil prices predict world tuna prices? Boonmee Lee, Mayuening Eso, Apiradee Lim, Don McNeil, 2020, 42(6), 1221-1226. Songklanakarin Journal of Science and Technology

Impacts of spatial heterogeneity patterns on long-term trends of Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) land surface temperature time series, Noppachai Wongsai, Sangdao Wongsai, Apiradee Lim, Don McNeil, Alfredo R Huete, 2020, 14(1). Journal of Applied Remote Sensing

Statistical model for land surface temperature change over mainland southeast Asia, N Wongsai, S Wongsai, A Lim, D McNeil, AR Huete, 2020, 16(2), 33-39. International Journal of Geoinformatics

Land surface temperature assessment in Central Sumatra, Indonesia, Tofan Agung Eka Prasetya, Munawar, Muhamad Rifki Taufik, Sarawuth Chesoh, Apiradee Lim, Don McNeil, 2020, 52(2), 239-245. Indonesian Journal of Geography

Different space characteristics of air temperature variation in North Sumatra Indonesia, TAE Prasetya, Munawar, S Chesoh, A Lim & DR McNeil, Journal of Physics, 2020: Conference Series. 1517, 012008

Most Cited

Applying Cox regression to competing risks. M Lunn & D McNeil, 1995, Biometrics 51(2)524-532:  642 Scopus citations

Prognostic value of quality-of-life scores during chemotherapy for advanced breast cancer. A Coates, V Gebski, D Signorini, P Murray, D McNeil, M Byrne & JF Forbes, 1992Journal of Clinical Oncology 10(12)1833-1838:  266 Scopus citations 

Association of anxiety, neuroticism, and depression with dyspepsia of unknown cause. A case-control study NJ Talley, LH Fung, IJ Gilligan, D McNeil & DW Piper, 1986Gastroenterology 90(4)886-892: 165 Scopus citations

The distribution by age of the frequency of first marriage in a female cohort. AJ Coale & DR McNeil, 1972, Journal of the American Statistical Association. 67(340)743-749: 127 Scopus citations

Most Valued

Confidence intervals using contrasts for regression model, Phattrawan Tongkumchum & Don McNeil, 2009Songklanakarin Journal of Science and Technology 31(2)151-156

Central limit analogues for Markov population processes (with discussion), DR McNeil & S Schach, 1973Journal of the Royal Statistical Society (B) 35(1)1-23


Interactive Data Analysis (Wiley 1977)

Epidemiological Research Methods (Wiley 1996)


Computer-Interactive Data Analysis (with Daniel Lunn, Wiley 1991)

Modern Statistics: An Introduction (with Jenny Middledorp, Pearson 2006)


Education/Academic qualification

St Virgils College, Hobart, Tasmania; Dux of School, First place in University Entrance Scholarship with prize for Physics & Chemistry.

University of Tasmania: BSc (Hons) in Mathematics.

Australian National University: PhD in Statistics.

Prince of Songkla University: Honorary DSc.


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