Funding for Stats Central comes from the Research Division, with support from the School of Mathmatics and Statistics, and a growing suite of partner schools. Any UNSW school or unit can partner with Stats Central by paying for a portion of a consultant’s time (from 20% FTE upwards), in exchange for a consultant being assigned to the school/unit to specialise in that particular field and be physically based in the Partner School for a commensurate amount of time.  This is a mechanism for creating a deeper and more collaborative relationship between your school and a Stats Central consultant, who will over time become more familiar with the subtleties of your field, as needed for best-practice consulting.
The precise arrangements are negotiable and reviewed regularly but typically partner school members get free consulting advice (to an extent commensurate with the partner school contribution) and workshops can be offered internally, tailored to the needs of the partner school.  Teaching assistance on quantitative topics is also common.
Current Stats Central Partners:
  • St. Vincent's Clinical School
  • Prince of Wales Clinical School
  • School of Public Health and Community Medicine
  • School of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences
  • School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences
  • School of Optometry and Vision Science
  • Graduate Research School
Stats Central also collaborates with research groups on projects requiring ongoing specialised expertise for a period of time, under similar funding arrangements.  Current projects: 
  • Higher Education Participation and Partnerships Program (Student Life and Learning Centre)
  • Maintain Your Brain (Dementia Collaborative Research Centre and Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing) 
  • Outcomes for individuals recommended for court diversion for mental health issues (Psychiatry)
  • Self-Reported Emotions (Psychology)
  • Emotions and Facial Expression in Children (Psychology)
  • Antibiotic Resistance in Three Networked Metropolitan Hospitals following Antimicrobial Stewardship Implementation 2008-2016 (St George Clinical School)
  • School of Women's and Children's Health projects
If you are writing a grant proposal requiring substantive input from a statistician, consider writing a portion of a consultant's time into the grant, and if funded, join the above list!  There are currently almost a dozen such project proposals in review.
If you are interested in partnering with Stats Central, contact Director Prof David Warton directly (