Dr Alice Richardson

BA(Hons) Well, MStats PhD ANU
Director, Statistical Consulting Unit
T: 6125 0562

Areas of expertise

  • Statistics 0104

Research interests

Multilevel modelling

Statistical properties of computer intensive methods

Multiple imputation of missing data

Statistics education


I studied at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, then at the Australian National University, Canberra. My PhD was on the statistical properties of robust methods of estimation for multilevel linear models.

I have twenty years of experience in teaching undergraduate statistics at the University of Canberra. During that time I also collaborated on quantitative research projects in every Faculty of the University. In 2016 I took up a position as biostatistician at the National Centre for Epidemiology & Population Health at the Australian National University.

From October 2019 I took up the role of Director of the Statistical Consulting Unit at ANU.

My research interests are in linear models and robust statistics; statistical properties of data mining methods; applications of statistical methods to large data sets especially in population health and the biomedical sciences; and innovation in statistics education.

Researcher's projects

Identification of key predictive biomedical and laboratory markers of ME-CFS through the application of advanced statistical pattern recognition techniques to the comparison of ME-CFS patients and a control patient cohort

Available student projects

New uses of meta-analysis

Facial expression in determining severity of chronic fatigue

Small area estimation of health outcomes

Current student projects

The impact of school versus community-based interventions in the control of soil-transmitted helminth infections in school-aged children in remote areas of Timor-Leste

Organisational citizenship behaviour and organisational effectiveness

Multiple imputation in multilevel models

Past student projects

Improving the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander childern in Australia

Novel signal processing methods for species identification

Effect of oral corrective feedback and implicit instruction on EFL learners’ pragmatic development

Employee work passion: leadership behaviour, employee affect and work intentions

High sensitivity troponin: its use in diagnosis of cardiac dysfunction

The impact of Islamic work values on employee work performance in Malaysia

Computational aspects of transfusion-transmitted viruses

Dynamic change process: how do cognitive readiness drivers inform change agents on employee behavioural change intention

Missing data in pathology databases

Robust methods in logistic regression


Projects and Grants

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