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Personal profile


Petra is a senior research fellow and biostatistician with GenIMPACT, the Centre for Economic Impacts of Genomic Medicine, within Macquarie Business School. Petra is also Book Review Editor for the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Statistics.

Research interests

Petra has research interests and expertise in meta-analysis, generalised linear models, longitudinal and mixed-effects modelling particularly in the areas of cognitive change, hearing, mens health and intensive care.  

Her past and present research students and publications may be seen below.  

Research student supervision

Petra's past and present research students include:


Heather Stevens (Associate supervisor)

Planned 2020


Ding Ma (Associate supervisor)

Planned 2020


Reidar Lystad (Primary supervisor)

Completed 2014


Alan Kalamir (Primary supervisor)

Completed 2013


Ben Brown (Associate supervisor)

Completed 2012


Guilherme Saffi-Franco (Primary supervisor)

Planned 2019


Heather Stevens (Associate supervisor)

Completed 2017


Wenli Hu (Associate supervisor)

Completed 2015


Master of Applied Statistics project students:

More than 10 completions since 2010 as principal supervisor.



Previously, Petra was part of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics. There she was part of the first year Statistics team, developing material for and guiding students through first year Introductory Statistics, Business Statistics and statistics for psychology units.  Most recently she helped students in a unit that gives them real world experience of being a statistician through the Macquarie University PACE program. 

Education/Academic qualification

Statistics, PhD, University of Newcastle


Statistics, MS, The Ohio State University


Mathematics and Statistics, BSc, Brunel University


External positions

Book Review Editor, Australian and New Zealand Journal of Statistics


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Projects 2009 2016

Research Outputs 2003 2019

A novel human cadaver model to investigate a retrourethral transobturator male sling procedure

Mungovan, S. F., Jaffe, W. I., Graham, P. L., Patel, M. I. & Sandhu, J. S., Sep 2019, In : Investigative and Clinical Urology. 60, 5, p. 367-372 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
Suburethral Slings
Urinary Bladder
Stress Urinary Incontinence

Correlation of ultra-high field MRI with histopathology for evaluation of rectal cancer heterogeneity

Pham, T. T., Stait-Gardner, T., Lee, C. S., Barton, M., Graham, P. L., Liney, G., Wong, K. & Price, W. S., 27 Jun 2019, In : Scientific Reports. 9, 1, p. 1-12 12 p., 9311.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
Rectal Neoplasms
Diffusion Tensor Imaging
Magnetic Fields

Hot and bothered? Associations between temperature and crime in Australia

Stevens, H. R., Beggs, P. J., Graham, P. L. & Chang, H-C., Jun 2019, In : International Journal of Biometeorology. 63, 6, p. 747-762 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review


Risk related therapy in meta-analyses of critical care interventions: Bayesian meta-regression analysis

Moran, J. L. & Graham, P. L., 1 Oct 2019, In : Journal of Critical Care. 53, p. 114-119 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Critical Care
Regression Analysis

Three novel methods to measure the postoperative displacement of lower urinary tract structures following radical prostatectomy in a sample of Korean patients

Ha, H. K., Luiting, H. B., Graham, P. L., Patel, M. I., Sandhu, J. S., Akin, O. & Mungovan, S. F., 18 Jun 2019, In : BMC Urology. 19, 1, p. 1-9 9 p., 54.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
Urinary Tract


Socioeconomic and health impacts of climate change on vulnerable populations

Melanie Zeppel (Participant), Dr Sophie Lewis (Participant), Dr Sarah Perkins-Kirkpatrick (Participant), Petra Graham (Participant), Rupendra Shrestha (Participant), Hui Ping Evelyn Lee (Participant), Owen Tan (Participant), Heather Stevens (Participant), John Nairn (Participant), Paul Beggs (Participant), Deborah Schofield (Participant), Sarah Judd-Lam (Participant)

Impact: Other impacts