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Batterham, Marijka Professor

Professor, Director Statistical Consulting Centre

  • Associate Member - Food and Health
  • Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences
  • School of Mathematics and Applied Statistics
  • Director, Statistical Consulting Centre - National institute for Applied Statistics Research Australia

Overview


Professor Marijka Batterham is Director of the Statistical Consulting Centre which provides statistical advice to staff and postgraduate students. Prior to an academic career Marijka was a clinical Dietitian specialising in the management of metabolic abnormalities in HIV/AIDS. After completing a post doctoral position in energy expenditure at the University of Wollongong Marijka remained at UOW initially in Nutrition and now in Statistics. Marijka holds dual professional qualifications from the Dietitian’s Association of Australia as an Advanced Accredited Practising Dietitian and the Statistical Society of Australia as an Accredited Statistician. 

Marijka is early adopter of new statistical methods for clinical interventions in weight management including the areas of energy expenditure and physical activity research. Her research focus incorporates energy expenditure and body composition methodology and more recently the use of biostatistics to update and improve the statistical methodology and analysis of broad lifestyle related nutrition based clinical research aimed at weight management. A major issue in these trials is attrition or drop out and researching predictors of attrition and methods to analyse trials with missing data is Marijka's current research priority.

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 Multiple Imputation for Missing 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 Metabolic Health Markers Associated with High Fibre Intake Compared with Wholegrain Intake Barrett, Eden
    Doctor of Philosophy Advances in Meta-analysis Methods to Enhance Evidence-based Decision-making in Heath Care Harris, Rebecca
    Doctor of Philosophy Contribution of maternal vitamin D status during pregnancy and lactation and feeding practices on development of allergic diseases and nutritional status in infants at 12 months of age. Woon, Fui Chee

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 Multiple Imputation for Missing 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 Metabolic Health Markers Associated with High Fibre Intake Compared with Wholegrain Intake Barrett, Eden
    Doctor of Philosophy Advances in Meta-analysis Methods to Enhance Evidence-based Decision-making in Heath Care Harris, Rebecca
    Doctor of Philosophy Contribution of maternal vitamin D status during pregnancy and lactation and feeding practices on development of allergic diseases and nutritional status in infants at 12 months of age. Woon, Fui Chee

Keywords


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

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