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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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Research Outputs

  • The prevalence of adult de novo scoliosis: a systematic review and meta-analysis

    McAviney, J., Roberts, C., Sullivan, B., Alevras, A. J., Graham, P. & Brown, B. T., 22 May 2020, In : European Spine Journal. 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

    Open Access
  • 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 journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 8 Downloads (Pure)

    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 journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 1 Citation (Scopus)
    9 Downloads (Pure)
  • 2 Citations (Scopus)


  • Intra-oral myofascial therapy, education and self care for chronic myogenous temporomandibular disorder: a randomised controlled trial

    Allan Kalamir (Recipient), Rod Bonello (Recipient), Petra Graham (Recipient), Andrew Vitiello (Recipient) & Henry Pollard (Recipient), 9 Apr 2011


  • Impacts

    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), 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