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Department of Mathematics & Statistics
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Academic Statistics Staff


Professor David Bryant



Applications of mathematics and statistics to evolutionary biology and genetics
Research interests and publications 

Office: 232A
Phone: 479-7889
Email: dbryant@maths.otago.ac.nz        
** Director of Computational Modelling (COMO) **

Dr Austina Clark

(PhD Otago)

Design and analysis of experiments, population estimation.
Research interests and publications 

Office: Science III, room 117
Phone: 479-7757
Email: aclark@maths.otago.ac.nz        

Dr Tilman Davies

(PhD Massey)

Kernel smoothing, applied point process modelling, computational statistics, geographical epidemiology
Research interests and publications 

Office: Science III, room 222
Phone: 479-7772
Email: tdavies@maths.otago.ac.nz        

Dr Peter Dillingham

(PhD Otago)

Ecological, Environmental, and Bayesian Statistics
Research interests and publications 

Office: Science III, room 516
Phone: 479-5971
Email: dillingh@maths.otago.ac.nz        

Megan Drysdale

(BSc BA PGDipAppStat)

Teaching Fellow

Office: Science III, room 217
Phone: 4797767
Email: mdrysdale@maths.otago.ac.nz        

Dr Murray Efford

(D.Phil. Oxon.)

Statistical ecology - honorary senior lecturer
Research interests and publications 

Phone: 476 4668
Email: murray.efford@otago.ac.nz        

Associate Professor David Fletcher

(PhD Southampton)

Applied statistics, statistical ecology.
Research interests and publications 

Office: Science III, room 219
Phone: 479-7762
Email: dfletcher@maths.otago.ac.nz        

Associate Professor John Harraway

(MSc Otago)

Applied statistics, statistics education.
Research interests and publications 

Office: Science III, room 238
Phone: 479-7782
Email: jharraway@maths.otago.ac.nz        

Mr Tim Jowett

(MSc Otago)

Statistical consultant

Office: Science III, room 234
Phone: 7776
Email: tjowett@maths.otago.ac.nz        

Dr Matthew Parry

(PhD Brown)

Decision theory and information geometry, epidemiology, spatiotemporal processes, cosmology, and quantum statistical mechanics
Research interests and publications 

Office: Science III, room 236
Phone: +64 3 479 7780
Email: mparry@maths.otago.ac.nz        

Dr Matthew Schofield

(PhD Otago)

Bayesian inference, computational methodology, ecological statistics.
Research interests and publications 

Office: Science III, room 237
Phone: 479-7779
Email: mschofield@maths.otago.ac.nz        

Assoc Prof Katrina Sharples

(PhD Univ of Washington)

Biostatistics, clinical trials, applications of statistics in epidemiology
Research interests and publications 

Office: Science III, room 233
Phone: 479-7605
Email: katrina.sharples@otago.ac.nz        
** Head of Statistics **

Baylee Smith





Email: smiba540@student.otago.ac.nz        

Dr Ting Wang

(PhD Massey)

Stochastic models, especially in geophysics; Point process theory; Hidden Markov models; Survival analysis; Robust statistics
Research interests and publications 

Office: Science III, room 518
Phone: 479-7773
Email: twang@maths.otago.ac.nz        

Dr Phillip Wilcox

(BForSci(Hons)(Cant) PhD(Nth Carolina > SU) DipTeAraReoMāori(Te Wananga o Aotearoa))

Quantitative genetics, applied genomics, breeding, medical genetics, Māori engagement

Office: Science III, room 221
Phone: 479-7771
Email: phillip.wilcox@otago.ac.nz        
** Iwi affiliations: Ngāti Rakaipaaka, Rongomaiwahine, Ngāti Kahungunu ki te Wairoa **

Dr Graham Wood

(BSc (Hons) (Otago), PhD (ANU))

Applications of mathematics and statistics in biology; Statistical modelling of vehicle crashes; Applications of geometry;
Research interests and publications 

Office: Science III, room 235
Email: gwood@maths.otago.ac.nz