- 1991, BSc (Hons) in Mathematics and Statistics, University of Auckland
- 2001, PhD in Biostatistics and Cancer Epidemiology, University of Sydney
My main interests are in statistical modelling and simulation for cancer. This includes:
- Methods for survival analysis, including generalised survival models using penalised and parametric splines (http://CRAN.R-project.org/package=rstpm2); see also our article in Statistical Methods in Medical Research.
- Microsimulation for cost-effectiveness analysis of prostate cancer testing (https://github.com/mclements/microsimulation)
- Methods for paired screen-positive designs (https://github.com/mclements/psp)
- Methods for multi-rater agreement (http://CRAN.R-project.org/package=magree)
- Automatic differentiation for maximum likelihood estimation with random effects (https://github.com/mclements/autodiff)
Current supervision of PhD students
Course director for Biostatistics III: Survival analysis for epidemiologists. I also teach for Public Health Sciences and for the Biomedical Programme.