Data Analysis Australia would like to extend a warm welcome to two new consultants, Tamra Chapman and Katy Proctor.
Tamra comes to us from a background in environmental work, with extensive experience in research design, statistical analysis and modelling. Examples of her work include analysis of environmental data related to business, demography, medicine, industry and social science. Tamra joins us as a Managing Consultant Statistician.
Katy recently completed a physics degree at UWA, a discipline that includes not only mathematics and statistics, but a high level of scientific rigour and thought. Katy has commenced her career with us as a Graduate Statistician.
…and Welcome Back
We are also pleased to welcome two returning staff members, Linda Eaton and Petra Roberts. Linda was an invaluable part of the Data Analysis Australia team for many years, leaving us in 2013 to enjoy more time with her young family. She joins us a Senior Managing Consultant Mathematician and we look forward to her renewed involvement in a range of projects. Petra has returned to take on the role of Administrative Support and Executive Assistant to Principal Managing Consultant.
It’s very nice to have you both back with us!
In October, John Henstridge, Anna Munday, Emma Black and Donna Hill attended the inaugural Longitudinal Data Conference in Canberra and returned feeling inspired and well-informed. The event brought together leading Australian and international researchers, policy-makers and analysts, with a focus on how survey and administrative longitudinal data can inform Australia’s social policy and research agenda.
John gave an insightful talk about the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) Survey and how Data Analysis Australia has used its results to understand long term changes in Australia’s welfare system.
John and Anna also represented Data Analysis Australia at the 2016 Australian Statistical Conference, which was held in early December. The theme of “Big data: mining, analysing, teaching” was very relevant to our work across several industries including energy, mining and defence.
Continuing our commitment to mathematics, Data Analysis Australia has again sponsored the West Australian Junior Mathematical Olympiad held in October.
This year John Henstridge was invited to give a talk to highlight to both students and parents the opportunities that maths presents.
In November, Year 9 students from Penrhos College visited Data Analysis Australia. Consultants shared insights on careers in statistics, and presented fun and practical activities for the girls, while two Year 10 students were able to experience the joys and challenges of being a consultant statistician by spending four days here on work experience.
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Updated December 16, 2016