Statistical  consulting provides many and varied opportunities for research  collaborations.

Here are some recent publications, including those arising out of consulting:


Al-Kaisey, A. M., Parameswaran, R., Bryant, C., Anderson, R. D., Hawson, J., Chieng, D., … & Kalman, J. M. (2023). Atrial Fibrillation Catheter Ablation vs Medical Therapy and Psychological Distress: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA, 330(10), 925-933.

Al-Kaisey, A. M., Parameswaran, R., Bryant, C., Anderson, R. D., Hawson, J., Chieng, D., … & Kalman, J. M. (2023). Impact of Catheter Ablation on Cognitive Function in Atrial Fibrillation: A Randomized Control Trial. JACC: Clinical Electrophysiology, 9(7), 1024-1034.

Chieng, D., Sugumar, H., Segan, L., Tan, C., Vizi, D., Nanayakkara, S., … & Ling, L. H. (2023). Atrial Fibrillation Ablation for Heart Failure With Preserved Ejection Fraction: A Randomized Controlled Trial. JACC: Heart Failure, 11(6), 646-658.

Finch, S., & Gordon, I. (2023). Bare bones, or a rich feast? Taking care with context in a data rich world. Teaching Statistics, 45(1), 4-13.

Kistler, P. M., Chieng, D., Sugumar, H., Ling, L. H., Segan, L., Azzopardi, S., … Finch, S., …& Kalman, J. M. (2023). Effect of Catheter Ablation Using Pulmonary Vein Isolation With vs Without Posterior Left Atrial Wall Isolation on Atrial Arrhythmia Recurrence in Patients with Persistent Atrial Fibrillation: The CAPLA Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA, 329(2), 127-135.

Price, S. A., Finch, S., Krejany, E., Jiang, H., Kale, A., Domchek, S., … & Hickey, M. (2023). WHAM—A Prospective Study of Weight and Body Composition After Risk-Reducing Bilateral Salpingo-oophorectomy. The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, dgad385.

Sheen, J. C., Sladakovic, I., & Finch, S. (2023). Prognostic indicators for survival in surgically managed small intestinal obstruction in pet rabbits: 141 presentations (2011–2021). Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, 1(aop), 1-10.

Tropea, J., Brand, C. A., Lim, W. K., Hepworth, G., & Finch, S. (2023). Exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis of the questionnaire on Palliative Care for Advanced Dementia (qPAD) using a large sample of staff from Australian residential aged care homes. International Journal of Older People Nursing, 18(1), e12505.

Woolley, E.L.E., Collyer, T.A., Finch, S.J., & House, A.K. (2023). Medial Shoulder Instability: Prevalence and Treatment Outcomes in 17 Poodles and 31 Dogs of Other Breeds. VCOT Open, 6(02), e107-e113.


Chieng, D., Sugumar, H., Ling, L. H., Segan, L., Azzopardi, S., Prabhu, S., … & Kistler, P. M. (2022). Catheter ablation for persistent atrial fibrillation: A multicenter randomized trial of pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) versus PVI with posterior left atrial wall isolation (PWI)-The CAPLA study. American Heart Journal243, 210-220.

Hamilton, D. G., Page, M. J., Finch, S., Everitt, S., & Fidler, F. (2022). How often do cancer researchers make their data and code available and what factors are associated with sharing? BMC Medicine, 20, 438.

Huang, V. T., Finch, S., & Patrick, C. (2022). Patents and Gender: A Big Data Analysis of 15 Years of Australian Patent Applications. University of New South Wales Law Journal, 45(3).


Chieng D, Finch S, Sugumar H, Taylor AJ, Reid C, Kalman JM, Kistler PM. (2021) Interpretation of clinical studies in electrophysiology: statistical considerations for the clinician. EP Europace, Jun;23(6):821-7.

Finch S, Gordon I, Patrick C. (2021) Taking the aRghhhh out of teaching statistics with R: Using R Markdown. Teaching Statistics. Jul;43:S143-7.

Larcombe W, Baik C, Finch S. (2021). Exploring course experiences that predict psychological distress and mental wellbeing in Australian undergraduate and graduate coursework students. Higher Education Research & Development, Jan 5:1-16.

Pastor A, Conn J, Loh M, O’Brien CL, Teng J, Finch S, Collins L, MacIsaac RJ, Bonomo Y. (2021). Glucose patterns following alcohol and illicit drug use in young adults with type 1 diabetes: A flash glucose monitoring study. Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism, e00257.

Whish‐Wilson T, Costello D, Finch S, Sutherland T, Wong LM. (2021) Funding of prostate MRI leads to fewer biopsies and potential savings to health systems in the management of prostate cancer, British Journal of Urology International, Oct 6.


D’Aprano A, Johnston H, Jarman R, Jeyaseelan D, Chan YP, Johansen K & Finch S. (2020). Practitioners’ perceptions of the ASQ-TRAK developmental screening tool for use in Aboriginal children: A preliminary survey. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, Jan;56(1):94-101.

Hau JA, Holt CM, Finch S & Dowell RC. (2020). The Adaptation to Mandarin-Accented English by Older, Hearing-Impaired Listeners Following Brief Exposure to the Accent. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 63(3), 858-871.

Proudlove R, Finch S & Thomas S. (2020). Factors influencing intention to invest in a community owned renewable energy initiative in Queensland, Australia. Energy Policy, 140, 111441.

Yu L, Lacorcia L, Finch S, & Johnstone T.  (2020) Assessment of serum symmetric dimethylarginine and creatinine concentration in hyperthyroid cats before and after a fixed dose of orally administered radioiodine. Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine, Jul;34(4):1423-31.

Yu L, Lacorcia L, Finch S, & Johnstone T. (2020). Assessment of treatment outcomes in hyperthyroid cats treated with an orally administered fixed dose of radioiodine. Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery, Aug;22(8):744-52.

You can find more of my publications here.

A publication about the quality of graphics in academic research:

Gordon I & Finch S. (2015) Statistician heal thyself: have we lost the plot? Journal of Computational and Graphical Statistics. 24(4): 1210-1229.

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