Career Profiles

About me Position: Consultant Statistician University education: Bachelor of Science (Mathematics and Statistics) Honors (Statistics), University of Western Australia Distance isn’t a major barrier After working for a couple of years in Canberra for the ABS, I decided that I’d like to move back to Perth to be with my family and friends. I was […]

About me Position: Data Miner University education: PhD in Electrical and Electronic Engineering and Applied Mathematics, University of Adelaide; Bachelor of Engineering, University of Adelaide My path to biomedical engineering I did Maths 1, Maths 2, Physics, Chemistry and Geography in Year 12. That was partly because I enjoyed them and partly because they were […]

About me Position: Research Scientist University education: PhD in Statistics, University of Queensland; Bachelor of Science in Statistics and Computer Science, University of Queensland A black sheep I’m the black sheep of the family. I’ve got a couple of cousins in the UK who ended up in science and maths, but nobody in my immediate […]

About me Position: Senior Research Officer, Household Survey Methodology University education: Bachelor of Mathematics and Computer Science (Honours), Adelaide University From pizza delivery to statistics This is my first professional statistics job; before that I was a pizza delivery boy! I started a degree in computer science, and a compulsory subject was statistics. As time […]

About me Position: Software Engineer University education: Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Information Technology (Hons), University of Western Australia Never looked back At high school I did just the standard courses. There wasn’t really a huge choice of courses actually. I studied at the University of Western Australia. I was originally enrolled in a […]

About me Position: Senior Research Officer University education: Bachelor of Actuarial Studies (Honours) / Bachelor of Economics, Australian National University My cadetship at the ABS I went through an actuarial economics degree at university, but I wasn’t sure what I really wanted to do. After four years of uni I really wanted to get out […]

About me Position: Post-doctoral fellow University education: PhD in Biomedical Engineering/Control Theory, University of Melbourne; Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical) / Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, University of Melbourne I wanted to be a cowboy When I was growing up, I think I started off wanting to be a cowboy, but I found out that I […]

About me Position: Research Fellow University education: PhD in Biostatistics, Monash University (in progress); Honours in Statistics, Monash University; Bachelor of Science, Monash University An inspiring lecturer I pretty much fell into maths. I did a science degree at Monash University, and two of my first-year subjects were maths. Then in second and third year […]

About me Position: Software Engineer University education: PhD in Mathematics, University of Queensland; Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, University of Queensland A family tradition My uncle is a mathematician at a university in India. My father has a PhD in mathematics and he’s an economist at the University of Queensland. My mother also did quite […]

About me Position: Research Statistician University education: PhD in Statistics, Queensland University of Technology; Bachelor of Applied Science in Statistics (Honours), Queensland University of Technology; Bachelor of Applied Science in Mathematics, Queensland University of Technology I knew from Grade 10 I think from about Grade 10 I decided that… well I always knew I was […]

About me Position: Research Scientist University education: PhD in Engineering Science, University of Melbourne; Bachelor of Engineering, University of Melbourne By plan and chance I didn’t really see maths or stats as a career itself. Initially I was interested in engineering, but as time went on, things changed. I ended up working in this field […]

About Me Position: Assistant Director, Household Survey Methodology University education: Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, Murdoch University Falling into statistics I got into statistics in a roundabout way – I never thought at school that I would end up being a statistician! I actually went to uni to study psychology, but I soon knew that […]