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Distinguished Professor Kerrie Mengersen

Distinguished Professor
Faculty of Science
School of Mathematical Sciences
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Distinguished Professor Kerrie Mengersen holds a BA (Hons) in Mathematical Statistics and Computing and a PhD in Mathematical Statistics, both from the University of New England, NSW Australia. She has held positions as a commercial statistical consultant and an academic staff member at four Australian Universities. She is currently a Distinguished Research Professor in Statistical Science and the Director of the QUT Centre for Data Science at QUT, and holds a concurrent role as Associate Member in the Department of Statistics at the University of Oxford, UK. She was a Deputy Director in the ARC Centre of Excellence in Mathematical and Statistical Frontiers (2015-2021) and an ARC Laureate Fellow (2015-2021). In 2018 she was elected as a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science (AAS), the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia (ASSA) and the Queensland Academy of Arts and Sciences (QAAS). She is an active member of the Institute for Mathematical Sciences, International Biometrics Society, International Statistical Institute and the Statistical Society of Australia.

Distinguished Professor Mengersen focuses on using and developing new statistical and computational methods that can help to solve complex problems in the real world. These problems are in the fields of environment, genetics, health and medicine, and industry. She enjoys working with a diverse range of people doing outstanding things in many different areas, and contributing expertise in an important component of their work. Her research interests include:

  • complex systems modelling
  • Bayesian statistical modelling, computational methods and applications
  • Bayesian networks
  • applied statistics


Author publications, as listed on QUT ePrints http://eprints.qut.edu.au/view/person/Mengersen,_Kerrie.html

Research areas

computational statistics
genetic and health statistics
Bayesian statistics
statistical consulting and expert advice


Has association with
Benjamin Fitzpatrick  (Researcher)
Shilu Tong  (Researcher)
Sue Naish  (Researcher)
Is collector of

Current member of

Member of the International Biometrics Society (IBS) http://www.biometricsociety.org/
Member of the International Environmetrics Society http://www.environmetrics.org/


Name: Distinguished Professor Kerrie Mengersen
Phone: +61 7 3138 2063


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