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About Dr Carole Birrell

Dr Birrell received her BSc in Statistics from the University of NSW, Sydney and earned her GradDip Ed in 1989. Studies for her Masters in Statistics followed and Dr Birrell’s PhD was conferred by the University of Wollongong in 2008 with a thesis titled ‘Efficiency Gains for Seasonal Adjustment by Joint Modelling of Disaggregated Series.’
Roles in actuarial work, teaching and as a research assistant were undertaken before the University of Wollongong welcomed Dr. Birrell as a Research Fellow in 2007. She took on the role of statistician and lecturer with UOW in 2010

Professional Activities and Affiliations:
• Chair, Fourth Annual ASEARC Conference, University of Western Sydney, Parramatta Campus (2011)
• Invited speaker, Fifth Annual ASEARC Research Conference, University of Wollongong (2012)
• Member, Centre for Statistical and Survey Methodology (CSSM)
• Member, Faculty IT Committee (-2013)
Current Research Students:
• Margo Barr : Assessing the Quality of Probability-Sampled Complex-Design Multipurpose Ongoing Health Surveys
• Martin Murphy : Non-Response in Australian Educational Surveys
• Ali Hamed Algarni : Supporting Student Learning


Present Lecturer, School of Mathematics and Applied Statistics, Faculty of Informatics, University of Wollongong

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Honors and Awards

  • Recipient of The Statistical Society of Australia J.B. Douglas Postgraduate Award for Excellence in Statistics (2004)

Contact Information

Phone: 02 4421 5872
Room: 15.144


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