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Biography

Petra is a biostatistician and academic in the School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences. She enjoys collaborative research, applying often complex statistical techniques to problems in health and climate change. Her research work aims to inform policy and change clinical practice.

Research interests

Petra has research interests in:

  • Systematic reviews and meta-analysis particularly in evidence-based medicine
  • Longitudinal studies particularly in cognition and adolescent health
  • Climate change and its impact on health services

Research student supervision

Petra has co-supervised 4 PhD students and two Master of Research Students to completion and has supervised many Master of Applied Statistics student projects. 

Teaching and Leadership

Petra also enjoys sharing her love of statistics at both undergraduate and postgraduate level and particularly likes teaching first year units to try to spark an interest in and passion for statistics relevant to each students' discipline. 

Petra has previously held positions as Master of Applied Statistics program director and Discipline Lead in Statistics. 

Education/Academic qualification

Statistics, PhD, Statistical Methods for Assessing and Improving Quality in Hospitals, University of Newcastle

20002004

Award Date: 4 Mar 2005

Statistics, MS, Using Design Characteristics of the Control in Type I Censored Experiments, Ohio State University

19982000

Award Date: 31 Aug 2000

Mathematics and Statistics, BSc (Hons 1), Rasch Measurement in Education, Brunel University

19941998

Award Date: 31 Jul 1998

External positions

Book Review Editor, Australian and New Zealand Journal of Statistics

20092021

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