I have worked in the Statistical Consulting Centre since 2004, having completed a Bachelor of Science degree with Honours in Applied Statistics at the University of Melbourne. I received my PhD in 2010. The topic of my PhD thesis was the performance of multiple hypothesis testing procedures in the presence of dependence, supervised by Professor Peter Hall.
My work in the Centre has included projects involving survival analysis, survey design and analysis, bioinformatics, linear mixed modelling and data mining, and a diverse range of topics: from dentistry to traffic simulation to carbon trading and fire management. I provide regular assistance to research students at the university and medical researchers throughout Melbourne Heath. I have extensive experience with the statistical packages R, Minitab, Genstat, and SPSS.
I am an Accredited Statistician (AStat) with the Statistical Society of Australia.
Statistical consulting provides many and varied opportunities for research collaborations. Some recent publications include:
Simpson, A., Bond, A., Loeliger, M., & Clarke, S. (2018). Speech intelligibility benefits of frequency-lowering algorithms in adult hearing aid users: a systematic review and meta-analysis. International Journal of Audiology. 57, 249-261.
Clarke, S., Hollings, T., Liu, N., Hood, G., & Robinson, A. (2017). Biosecurity risk factors presented by international vessels: a statistical analysis. Biological Invasions, 19(10), 2837-2850.
Royse, C. F., & Clarke, S. (2017). Satisfaction is not substantially affected by quality of recovery: different constructs or are we lost in statistics? Anaesthesia, 72(9), 1064-1068.
Urwin, C., McNiven, I. J., Clarke, S., Macquarie, L., & Whap, T. (2016). Hearing the evidence: using archaeological data to analyse the long-term impacts of dugong (Dugong dugon) hunting on Mabuyag, Torres Strait, over the past 1000 years. Australian Archaeology, 1-17.
Clarke, S., & Jones, S. (2015). Bayesian Estimation for Diagnostic Testing of Biosecurity Risk Material in the Absence of a Gold Standard when Test Data are Incomplete. Journal of agricultural, biological, and environmental statistics, 20(3), 389-408.
You can find more of my publications here.
Statistical software for researchers at The University of Melbourne
Reporting and presenting statistical results
Dr. Sandy Clarke-Errey
Statistical Consulting Centre
The University of Melbourne
139 Barry Street
+61 3 8344 6995
sjclarke AT unimelb.edu.au