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Professor Tony Pettitt

Science and Engineering Faculty,
Mathematical Sciences,
Statistical Science

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Name
Professor Tony Pettitt
Position(s)
Professor
Science and Engineering Faculty,
Mathematical Sciences,
Statistical Science
IHBI Membership
Institute of Health Biomedical Innovation (IHBI),
IHBI Science and Engineering Projects,
IHBI Mathematical Sciences - IPTM
Discipline *
Statistics
Phone
+61 7 3138 2309
Fax
+61 7 3138 2310
Email
Location
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Qualifications

PhD (University of Nottingham), MSc (University of Nottingham), BSc(Hons) (University of Nottingham)

Keywords

Bayesian Statistics, Mathematics and statistics, Motor Unit number estimation, Spatial statistics

* Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008

Biography

Research theme: Health

Research discipline: Mathematical Sciences

Research area

  • Neurology and Motor unit number estimation
  • Statistical inference for transmission of pathogens and diseases
  • Bayesian statistical computation

Areas of expertise

  • Mathematics and statistics

Current grants

  • ARC Linkage 2003 – 2007 (with E Kozan, DLS McElwain, J Hay, A Morton, J Fleming & M Whitby) $997 000 Statistical and Mathematical modeling to improve health care outcomes in hospitals.
  • ARC Linkage 2004 – 2007 (with R Henderson and V Vegh) $150 000 Motor Unit Numbers Estimation (MUNE) Using Bayesian Statistical Methodology for Monitoring of Progression of Neuromuscular Diseases
  • ARC Linkage 2004 – 2007 (with G Ledwich, P O´Shea and E Palmer) $200 000 Reducing Blackout Risk through Live Modelling and Monitoring
  • ARC Discovery Project 2005 – 2007 (with M Faddy) $348 000 Bayesian Statistical Inference for Implicitly defined Probability Models
  • ARC Linkage 2006 – 2009 (with R Reeves) $ 225 000 Novel statistical analysis for traffic modelling 
  • ARC Discovery 2008 – 2010 (with G Ridall as APD, N Friel, R Henderson, P McCombe and J Blok) $450 000 Motor Unit Number Estimation
  • NHMRC Project 2009-2011  $460,00. Further Developmentof a new method of motor unit number estimation for use in motor neurone disease. R. Henderson, P McCombe, A Pettitt, G Ridall.
  • ARC Linkage Project 2009-2012. ( with J Eccleston, H Thompson, T Coggin, P McCloud) $220,000.  Innovative Bayesian statsitics for enhanced decision making for pharmaceutical drug development 
  • ARC Discovery 2011-2015, APF, $490,000  Novel methodology advancing applied Bayesian statsitics and applications.

Selected research projects

  • Investigations in clinical neurology involving motor unit number estimation
  • Statistical inference for transmission of pathogens and diseases
  • Bayesian statistical computation
  • Spatial statistics
  • Statistical methods for quality in health
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Teaching

MAB524 Statistical inference

MAN765 Bayesian data analysis

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Experience

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Publications

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