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Batterham, Marijka Professor

Director, National Institute for Applied Statistics Research Australia and the Statistical Consulting Centre. Coordinator UOW Data and Decision Science Initiative

  • Associate Member - Food and Health
  • Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences
  • School of Mathematics and Applied Statistics

Overview


Professor Marijka Batterham is Director of the National Institute for Applied Statistcs Research Australia and the Statistical Consulting Centre which provides data science and statistical advice to staff and postgraduate students.

Marijka is Coordinator of the UOW Data and Decision Science Initiative (DDSI), which is part of the UOW strategic plan. The DDSI aims to promote UOWs capacity in data science externally and to enhance Data Science and data literacy skills internally. 

Marijka holds dual professional qualifications from Statistical Society of Australia as an Accredited Statistician and Dietitians Australia as an Advanced Accredited Practising Dietitian. Marijka's research interests focus on the design and analysis on lifestyle and heatlh related interventions, in particular dietary and surgical weight loss trials. Marijka is currently focussing on applications of machine learning methods and predicting attrition in these areas. 
 

Top Publications


Research Overview


  • Missing data in weight loss trials, predicting attrition in weight loss trials, missing data in cluster randomised trials

Selected Publications


Investigator On


Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy Advances in Meta-analysis Methods to Enhance Evidence-based Decision-making in Heath Care
    Doctor of Philosophy Multiple Imputation for Categorical Variables in Multilevel Data Kottage, Helani
    Doctor of Philosophy An RCT of a Hypertension Management Intervention in General Practice Stephen, Catherine
    Doctor of Philosophy Studies in Dietary Patterns and Nutritional Requirements Following Gastric Bypass Surgery Zarshenas, Nazy
    Doctor of Philosophy The Design of Factorial Experiments Using a Model Based Approach Hughes, David

Keywords


  • weight loss trials, weight management trials, missing data, attrition, cluster randomised trials

Top Publications


Research Overview


  • Missing data in weight loss trials, predicting attrition in weight loss trials, missing data in cluster randomised trials

Selected Publications


Investigator On


Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy Advances in Meta-analysis Methods to Enhance Evidence-based Decision-making in Heath Care
    Doctor of Philosophy Multiple Imputation for Categorical Variables in Multilevel Data Kottage, Helani
    Doctor of Philosophy An RCT of a Hypertension Management Intervention in General Practice Stephen, Catherine
    Doctor of Philosophy Studies in Dietary Patterns and Nutritional Requirements Following Gastric Bypass Surgery Zarshenas, Nazy
    Doctor of Philosophy The Design of Factorial Experiments Using a Model Based Approach Hughes, David

Keywords


  • weight loss trials, weight management trials, missing data, attrition, cluster randomised trials

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