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Dr Darren Wraith

Faculty of Health,
School - Public Health and Social Work

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Name
Dr Darren Wraith
Position(s)
Senior Lecturer
Faculty of Health,
School - Public Health and Social Work
IHBI Membership
Institute of Health Biomedical Innovation (IHBI),
IHBI Health Projects,
IHBI Public Health and Social Work - HDHS
Discipline *
Statistics, Public Health and Health Services, Other Medical and Health Sciences
Phone
+61 7 3138 0863
Email
Location
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Qualifications

PhD (Queensland University of Technology)

Keywords

air pollution, environmental health, latent variable modelling, structural equation modelling, bayesian statistics

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

Biography

Dr Darren Wraith is a Senior Lecturer in Biostatistics the School of Public Health and Social Work, Faculty of Health, Queensland Institute of Technology.

Dr Wraith’s work enables the evaluation of human behaviours, public health outcomes and environmental impacts on health.

Before his appointment at QUT, Dr Wraith worked internationally, spending five years in France as a post-doctoral research fellow at Université Paris-Dauphine, Paris and as a Research Engineer at INRIA, Grenoble.

Dr Wraith has published in a range of prestigious journals across a range of academic topics such as problem gambling and the effects of environmental pollutants.

RESEARCH INTERESTS:

  • Bayesian statistics
  • mixture models (clustering/classification)
  • environmental exposures and outcomes
  • assessment of interaction between risk factors
  • spatial and temporal modelling
  • computationally efficient methods for parameter estimation
  • bioinformatics
  • high dimensional analysis
  • evaluation of road safety programs
  • assessment of risk factors for problem gambling
This information has been contributed by Dr Darren Wraith.

Teaching

Dr Wraith has taught at an undergraduate and postgraduate level for a decade and a half in several tertiary institutions, including:

His QUT teaching profile includes:
Semester 1
Subject Coordinator, Health Statistics 1 (Postgraduate) Approx. 80 students (students from cardiac imaging, public health, pharmacy) School of Public Health & Social Work QUT
Semester 1 & 2,
Subject Coordinator, Statistical Methods in Health (Undergraduate) Approx. 300 students each semester (students from pharmacy, medical imaging, nursing, nutrition, radiology) School of Public Health & Social Work QUT
This information has been contributed by Dr Darren Wraith.

Experience

COMPUTATIONAL SKILLS

Statistical/Programming software

R (Expert)

Fortran 95 (Expert)

C (Intermediate)

Matlab (Intermediate)

SPSS (Intermediate)

SAS (Intermediate)

STATA (Intermediate)

Word processing

LaTeX (Expert)

Microsoft Word (Intermediate)

This information has been contributed by Dr Darren Wraith.

Publications

For publications by this staff member, visit QUT ePrints, the University's research repository.

Research projects

Grants and projects (Category 1: Australian Competitive Grants only)

Title
Biofocussed Prostate Cancer RadioTherapy (BiRT): A Personalised Approach to Delivering the Right Dose to the Right Place
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
APP1126955
Start year
2017
Keywords
Radiotherapy; Prostate cancer; Image processing; Mathematical modelling; Brachytherapy
Title
Cancer Risks from Low-Dose Ionising Radiation following Diagnostic Medical Procedures
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
APP1084197
Start year
2015
Keywords
Ionising Radiation; Cancer; Paediatric; Nuclear Medicine; Radiology

Supervision

Current supervisions