- Professor Kerrie Mengersen
- Professor of Statistics
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PhD (University of New England), BA(Hons) (University of New England)
- Professional memberships
- National President of the Statistical Society of Australia, 2011-2012
- Member of the National Heads of Mathematical Sciences, 2011
- Elected Fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Sciences 2005
- Elected Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society 2004
- Executive Member of the International Society for Bayesian Analysis 2005-2008
- Inaugural President of the Australasian Chapter of ISBA 2004-2006
- Executive Member of the Statistical Society of Australia; Section Coordinator 2004-
- Member of the International Biometrics Society (IBS)
- Member of the International Environmetrics Society.
Bayesian statistics, computational statistics, environmental, genetic and health statistics, statistical consulting and expert advice
Research discipline: Mathematical Sciences
applied statistics and statistical consulting. Her methodological interests are in Complex Systems modelling, Bayesian statistics, mixture models, hierarchical modelling and meta-analysis. Her applied interests are in biometrics, biostatistics, environmetrics, genetic statistics and industrial statistics.
Kerrie is an Accredited Member of the Statistical Society of Australia (2001) and incoming Society President, a long-time executive member of the International Society for Bayesian Analysis, an elected Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society (2004) and an elected Fellow of the Institute for Mathematical Sciences (2005). In 2010 she received the Outstanding Science Researcher Award from the Wesley Research Institute, the first time that this was awarded to a non-clinical researcher. In 2009 she received Vice-Chancellor’s Awards for Research Excellence (personal and team) and the CRC NPB Impact on Industry Award (team).
Kerrie has held positions as a commercial statistical consultant for Siromath Pty Ltd (1987-1989), Director of the Statistical Consulting unit (1995-2000) and co-Director of NewStat Consulting (2001-2004). She has also been appointed to academic statistics positions at Bond University (Assistant Professor 1989-1990), Central Queensland University (Lecturer/Senior Lecturer 1990-1992), Colorado State University (Visiting Associate Professor 1993), QUT (Lecturer/Senior Lecturer 1994-2001), University of Newcastle (Professor and Head of Discipline, 2001-2004) and QUT (Research Professor in Statistics, 2004-). Substantive administrative appointments have included Head of Statistics at the University of Newcastle (2001-2004), Director of the Science Research Centre and then Associate Dean of Research at QUT (2004-2007) and inaugural Director of the QUT Collaborative Centre for Data Analysis and Computation (2009-2010).
Kerrie’s national and international reputation in statistics research and its application is supported by over 100 refereed journal publications, over 20 invited international conference presentations, attraction of over 15 large research grants and successful supervision of over 30 postgraduate students in the past 5 years.
- ARC Discovery Projects: 4
- ARC Linkage Projects: 10
- ARC Linkage International Projects: 1
- ARC Centre of Excellence: 1
- NHMRC Program Grant: 1
- NHMRC Projects: 3
- CRC substantive projects: 3 (NPB, SI, CIEAM)
Selected research projects
- Bayesian learning: theory, methods and computation
- Statistical modelling and analysis in environment
- Statisitcal methods for high throughput genetic genomics
- Bayesian methods for image classification with applications in biometrics and medicine
- Biostatistics research in environmental health and medicine
Teaching discipline: Mathematical Sciences
For publications by this staff member, visit QUT ePrints, the University's research repository.