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Hughes, David G. D. Mr

Associate Research Fellow

  • PhD Candidate - University of Wollongong 2021 -

Overview


Studied a Bachelor of Medical of Mathematics (Dean's Scholar) at the University of Wollongong. Had undertaken a few Summer projects in this time, including some lab time at IHMRI. Graduated with distinction. Progressed onto a Bachelor of Medical Mathematics (Honours), where I worked under the supervision of Brian Cullis, while being supported with an Undergraduate Honours Scholarship (UHS) from the GRDC.

Following graduation, I was employed as an Associate Research Fellow (started Dec. 2017) at the Centre for Biometrics and Data Science for Sustainable Primary Industries (formally the Centre for Bioinformatics and Biometrics); a node within NIASRA, based at the University of Wollongong. This is a project funded by the GRDC. My role includes statistical consultation with farmers and plant breeders nation-wide.


Since 2021, I have begun undertaking a PhD in statistics sponsored through the AGRTP. I am supervised by Professor Brian Cullis and Dr. Alison Smith. The initial proposal is title The Design of Factorial Experiments Using a Model Based Approach. 

Top Publications


    Year Title
    2019 Nutritional and anti-nutritional seed-quality traits of faba bean (Vicia faba) grown in South Australia
    Published in   Crop and Pasture Science

Research Overview


  • My role as part of CBADS-SPI is to ensure that researchers in the bio-sciences (with particular applications to agriculture, forestry and other sustainable primary industries) apply appropriate statistical methodologies for the design, analysis and interpretation of research activities. This will improve cost efficiency, sound inference and encourage rapid adoption of research outcomes.

    We achieve this aim through collaboration with industry and research provider organisations by delivering statistical solutions to real problems. Our research themes are driven by these collaborations and we have an active and expanding training programme at both post-graduate and under-graduate levels.

Selected Publications


  • Journal Article

    Year Title
    2019

    Published In
    Crop and Pasture Science

Education And Training


  • University of Wollongong, Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences, Bachelor of Medical Mathematics (Hon): "A Method of QTL Analysis Utilising Spatial Models for Marker Effects" 2017
  • University of Wollongong, Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences, Bachelor of Medical Mathematics (Dean's Scholar) 2014 - 2016

Keywords


  • Biostatistics, Biometrics, Bioinformatics, Agriculture, Grain, Spatial, Linear Mixed Model, Factor Analytic, Genetics, Biology, Statistics, Farmers, Analytics, R, Rstudio, Asreml, Shiny, ggplot2

Full Name


  • Mr. David Glyn Dionaldo Hughes

Mailing Address


  • University of Wollongong, Northfields Ave

    Bld. 39C.206B

    Wollongong

    NSW

    2522

    Australia

Top Publications


    Year Title
    2019 Nutritional and anti-nutritional seed-quality traits of faba bean (Vicia faba) grown in South Australia
    Published in   Crop and Pasture Science

Research Overview


  • My role as part of CBADS-SPI is to ensure that researchers in the bio-sciences (with particular applications to agriculture, forestry and other sustainable primary industries) apply appropriate statistical methodologies for the design, analysis and interpretation of research activities. This will improve cost efficiency, sound inference and encourage rapid adoption of research outcomes.

    We achieve this aim through collaboration with industry and research provider organisations by delivering statistical solutions to real problems. Our research themes are driven by these collaborations and we have an active and expanding training programme at both post-graduate and under-graduate levels.

Selected Publications


  • Journal Article

    Year Title
    2019

    Published In
    Crop and Pasture Science

Education And Training


  • University of Wollongong, Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences, Bachelor of Medical Mathematics (Hon): "A Method of QTL Analysis Utilising Spatial Models for Marker Effects" 2017
  • University of Wollongong, Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences, Bachelor of Medical Mathematics (Dean's Scholar) 2014 - 2016

Keywords


  • Biostatistics, Biometrics, Bioinformatics, Agriculture, Grain, Spatial, Linear Mixed Model, Factor Analytic, Genetics, Biology, Statistics, Farmers, Analytics, R, Rstudio, Asreml, Shiny, ggplot2

Full Name


  • Mr. David Glyn Dionaldo Hughes

Mailing Address


  • University of Wollongong, Northfields Ave

    Bld. 39C.206B

    Wollongong

    NSW

    2522

    Australia

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