Statistics
Te Tari Pāngarau me te Tatauranga
Department of Mathematics & Statistics
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Academic Statistics Staff


Ms Lisa Avery

(B.Eng, M.Sc.)

Statistics Lecturer, respondent driven sampling, mixed effects models

Office: Science III, room 517
Email: lavery@maths.otago.ac.nz        

Professor David Bryant



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

Office: Science III, room 515
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 232
Phone: 479 7774
Email: mdrysdale@maths.otago.ac.nz        

Associate Professor John Harraway

(MSc Otago)

Applied statistics, statistics education.
Research interests and publications 

Office: Science III, room 513
Phone: 479-7778
Email: jharraway@maths.otago.ac.nz        

Professor Martin Hazelton

(MA, D.Phil (Oxon))

Network tomography; smoothing methods; statistical theory, methods and applications
Research interests and publications 

Office: Science III, room 233
Phone: 7605
Email: martin.hazelton@otago.ac.nz        
** Head of Statistics **

Assoc Prof Darryl MacKenzie

(BSc, DApStat, PhD)

Mark-recapture, occupancy modelling, distance sampling, ecological applications of statistical methods
Research interests and publications 

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

Dr Matthew Parry

(PhD Brown)

Decision theory and information geometry, epidemiology, spatiotemporal processes, cosmology and astrostatistics
Research interests and publications 

Office: Science III, room 236
Phone: +64 3 479 7780
Email: mparry@maths.otago.ac.nz        
** Course coordinator for BAppSc in Data Science **

Dr Matthew Schofield

(PhD Otago)

Bayesian inference, environmental and ecological statistics.
Research interests and publications 

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

Professor Katrina Sharples

(PhD Univ of Washington)

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

Office: Science III, room 238
Phone: 479-7782
Email: katrina.sharples@otago.ac.nz        
** Also in the Department of Medicine **

Dr Ting Wang

(PhD Massey)

Hidden Markov models and their applications; Stochastic models, especially in earthquake and volcanic hazard modelling; Point process theory; Survival analysis
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 **