Partner Schools

Funding for Stats Central comes from the Research Division, with support from the School of Mathematics 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:
  • School of Mathematics and Statistics
  • School of Clinical Medicine:
    • Randwick Clinical Campus
    • St. Vincent's Health Care Clinical Campus
    • Rural Clinical Campuses
    • Southwest Sydney Clinical Campuses
    • St. George & Sutherland Clinical Campuses
    • Discipline of Psychiatry and Mental Health
  • School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences (BEES)
  • Kids Cancer Centre
  • Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA)

Stats Central also collaborates with research groups on projects requiring ongoing specialised expertise for a period of time, under similar funding arrangements. 

Current projects:
  • Maintain Your Brain (Dementia Collaborative Research Centre and Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing)

  • Improving Health Outcomes, Well-being and Care of People Living with Dementia in the Hospital Setting (Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing)

  • An Australian Multicentre Double-Blinded Randomised Controlled Trial of Genotype-guided versus Standard Psychotropic Therapy in Moderately-to-Severely Depressed Patients Initiating Pharmacotherapy (St Vincent's Clinical Genomics)

  • Muscle Growth in the Lower Extremity: The MUGgLE study (NeuRA)

  • Effects of Anonymised Grant Proposals on Conscious Gender Bias (UNSW Science)

  • Analysis of Awarded Australian Grants by Gender (UNSW Science)

  • Missing Youth (Kirby)

  • The Pathways of Care Longitudinal Study (POCLS, Kirby)

  • Intrinsic Capacity: Validation of a New WHO Concept for Healthy Ageing (UNSW Business School)

  • Just add water: Monitoring Vegetation Responses to Hydrology in the Macquarie Marshes NSW, Australia (The Department of Planning, Industry and Environment)

  • Combining Nanoplasmonic Profiling with Machine Learning for Non-Invasive Early Detection of Ovarian Cancer Using Plasma Exosomes (Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation)

  • Fibroblast Growth Factor 21 and Other Biomarkers for Cardiovascular Disease and Related Risk Factors (NSW Health Investigator Development Grant)

  • Cardiovascular Disease Risk Prediction Using Machine Learning in the 45 and Up Study (Part of the NSW Health Investigator Development Grant)

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 (